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The Perfect Pair - Running Duos You Don't Want To Miss Celebrate Valentines Day by signing up to one of our event duos. 10 Best Places to Run in Birmingham Looking for new training routes whilst out running in Brum? Here are Johnny Cullen's handpicked locations to inspire you. Your Great North Run Starts Right Here Successful or unsuccessful in the ballot? We've got you covered. 5 Ways To Stay Motivated On Blue Monday Find out how to beat Blue Monday! 6 Reasons To Take Part In Simplyhealth Great East Run If you’re looking for your next challenge, here are six reasons why you should make the in-demand Simplyhealth Great East Run a must-do in your calendar. A Guide To The Simplyhealth Great Stirling XCountry If you’re heading to Stirling to see some of the world’s best athletes battle it out in the mud on Saturday 12 January, here is a run-through of the events and how they work. New Year? No Pressure. We're in it for the long run Ahhh New Year, all shiny with possibilities! If you’re anything like me and many others it would be no surprise if you were already planning on setting yourself some well-intentioned but potentially hard to achieve goals on the first day of the Alternative Training Ideas For January If you’re already planning on setting yourself some well-intentioned but potentially hard to achieve goals on the first day of the year read on. New Year? No Pressure - Positivity Over Pace If you’re feeling the pressure and struggling to find a routine that works for you, taking part in something as a group is a great way of having a support system while taking it one day at a time. New Year? No Pressure - Ronnie's Run Tackles Addiction Take the pressure off yourself this New Year and ease yourself into a sustainable routine you can maintain year-round. 93% of people who set themselves the goal of an event are still running 10 months later! New Year? No Pressure- Jess' Progress Since Manchester Take the pressure off yourself this New Year and ease yourself into a sustainable routine you can maintain year-round. 93% of people who set themselves the goal of an event are still running 10 months later! New Year? No Pressure- John's First Half Marathon At 75 Take the pressure off yourself this New Year and ease yourself into a sustainable routine you can maintain year-round. 93% of people who set themselves the goal of an event are still running 10 months later! New Year? No Pressure- Nigel's Small Steps, Big Changes Take the pressure off yourself this New Year and ease yourself into a sustainable routine you can maintain year-round. 93% of people who set themselves the goal of an event are still running 10 months later! New Year? No Pressure - Sarah's 10k For A Strong Mind Take the pressure off yourself this New Year and ease yourself into a sustainable routine you can maintain year-round. 93% of people who set themselves the goal of an event are still running 10 months later! New Year? No Pressure - Claire's Great North Run Take the pressure off yourself this New Year and ease yourself into a sustainable routine you can maintain year-round. 93% of people who set themselves the goal of an event are still running 10 months later! 7 Ways To Make 2019 Your Best Year Yet December is a great time to enjoy all the festivities, over indulging and spending time with loved ones but it's also good to reflect on the year you’ve had. 6 Ways To Make The Most Of The Shortest Day Of The Year Here are 6 tips to get you out of the house and running in the dark despite it being the shortest day of the year Great Run's 2018 In Numbers With 2018, drawing to a close, we look back on the Great Run year that was. Why Winter Marathon Training is Better? Most people’s running seems to slide in the winter, why go outside when it’s so cold? The thought of taking on something like a marathon seems like an impossible task when the days are short and the nights are dark. Six Ways Your First Marathon Can Change You If you’re thinking about entering a marathon, there’s no doubt it will change your life. Giving You The Gift Of Inspiration This Christmas The season of giving is well and truly upon us. Here's a list of some of this year's participants whose stories can serve as the gift of inspiration over the festive period. Your Top 10 Great Run Moments Of 2018 Here are your top ten moments from the 2018 Great Run Series that have left us reflecting on an incredible year of running. Active Advent What better way to get you geared up for the festive season than feeling that little bit fitter ahead of the yummy rewards? Six Reasons To Run On Christmas Day Six reasons to prove why your Christmas Day run could be one of the most enjoyable ones of the year Top Gifts for Runners This Christmas Writing your list to Mr Claus? Here's some of our top runners picks.