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On Your Barks. Get Set. Go! We know our nation loves pets and amongst the favourite are our furry four-legged running pals, dogs. Let’s take a look at how running with your canine friends can be great, and what to consider before you lace-up your trainers and grab that lead Simplyhealth Great North Run Premium Experience Upgrade your Simplyhealth Great North Run in 2018 with our brand new Premium Experience package. 5 Top Tips To Keep You Off The Couch Injuries are a runner’s worst enemy – we all hate spending time on the sidelines, especially if there’s a big event coming up. Here, our resident physio has some important tips to keep you moving as you prepare for your next event. 5 reasons to run the Simplyhealth Great Aberdeen Run New route, new bling and the only chance you'll get to take on a half marathon in Aberdeen's city centre. Here are 5 reasons why you should take on the Simplyhealth Great Aberdeen Run. Five Ways To Run In The Sun Longer nights, mixing it up, new gear and tackling the trails - running in the summer is guaranteed to be a great time How to Step Up From 10k to Your First Half Marathon If you can handle a 10k, you’ll nail a half marathon with a few months of smart training How To Keep Up Your Training On Holiday Dawn runs across long sandy beaches. Twilight runs through lush green forests. Five laps of the caravan park in a howling gale. Wherever you’re going this summer, holiday running can be just the ticket. 5 Things You'll Know If You've Ran Great Women's Run If you’re gearing up to join thousands at the Simplyhealth Great Women's Run or still thinking about entering, here’s the lowdown on what to expect on Sunday 10 June. 5 Tips To Crush Your 10k Manchester running crew Still Waters Run Deep give their top tips for Great Manchester Run. sustainability at great run events We’re committed to delivering safe and well organised events for participants and our host locations, as sustainably as possible. 5 Things To Look Out For At The Great North 10k If you're feeling inspired to take on a challenge, here’s a quick run through of what to expect from the Simplyhealth Great North 10k course on Sunday 8 July. 7 Of The Best Post-Run Places To Eat In Manchester We’ve teamed up with Manchester blogger Frankie’s Weekend to bring you her top 6 restaurants around the city where you can relax and refuel after the Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run. Keeping you safe There are a few things we’d ask you to be aware of when you’re at a Great Run event 5 Training Sessions To Try For Manchester 10k Running crew Still Waters Run Deep tell us how they're preparing for Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run 10k 6 Famous Faces To Spot At Great Manchester Run If you’re on the lookout for your favourite soap star, sportsman or musician, then these are the familiar faces to look out for at this year’s Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run 10k 5 Things To Look Out For At The Great Bristol 10k Here’s a quick run through of what to expect from the Simplyhealth Great Bristol 10k if you’ve signed up to the challenge on Sunday 13 May. Make A Weekend Of It In Stirling Here are some reasons why you should run with your nearest and dearest and take on Thistles Great Stirling Family Run which forms a part of a weekend of top class sporting activity in Stirling Twinges, Taper and Training - Event Day Is Drawing Near Your Stirling Scottish Marathon challenge is drawing ever closer – how are you feeling? What I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Started Running Thinking of starting up running? We're here to help. More Music Than Ever At Your Great Manchester Run It is scientifically proven that music makes you run better – which is why we’ve packed your Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run route with more bands than ever before Carb Power Kate Percy, author of Go Faster Food, on why carbohydrates are the ultimate fuel for runners Why Caffeine Can Be Good For Running Caffeine has come a long way since its days as the dietary pariah of sport. Now everyone is drinking to its benefits, says Peta Bee Five Ways To Fall Back In Love With Running We all know that running is a) great and b) good for you but what do you do when you lose your spark? Here’s some tips to get that mojo back Top 10 Tips For Summer Running Hey sunshine- yes you! Here's some tips to keep you running over the summer. 6 Benefits Of Running Ever wondered why so many people run? Here are some amazing benefits for your health.