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Running Through The Winter Keeping moving and running through the winter months can be both rewarding and fun when you follow these few basic tips and keep yourself both safe and healthy along the way Running in the Dark Do you have a busy schedule? Are there not enough daylight hours in the day? As the summer draws to a close and days get shorter, sometimes the only time to run is during dark mornings or evenings. Common Running Injuries And How To Spot Them Most running injuries are overuse ones - meaning that they creep up on you gradually. Plan Your Virtual Running Route We can’t run the famous 13.1 mile route from Newcastle to South shields this year… which means you need to plan your own 13.1 mile running route! Last Minute Half Marathon Training Tips With 10 days to go to the Virtual Great North Run, your tapering should be just about underway. Here are a few tips (and reminders) to keep you on track until race day. Essential prehab - rehab preparation It’s important to properly prepare and rehabilitate yourself following injury to help you go the distance. Recovery Nutrition FAQ What you eat after a half marathon can have a huge impact on your recovery; from combating fatigue, to supporting immune function. This FAQ guide will tell you everything you need to know. Top 10 Tips For Summer Running Hello summer. Hello sunshine. Hello heat! Here's some tips to keep you running over the summer. Five Workouts You Can Do At Home Getting the opportunity to fit exercise into your schedule at the moment can be a challenge - here's our tips to get the most out of your sessions Home-Based Prehab To Be A Better Runner All of these exercises can be done at home with minimal equipment - you'll see the benefits when it's time to get back to training for your event. Monitor Your Training By keeping a track of your training activity, you can monitor your progression and identify what works for you. FAMILY ACTIVITIES Have fun as a family with our colouring templates and daily walk challenge. Our Guide To Solo Running When you only have me, myself and I on your daily permitted exercise, here’s our quick guide to running solo. Don't Snooze? You Lose! Sleep is an often overlooked but vital component of athletics performance, as Professor John Brewer explains Post-Run Stretching At Home During training you should remember to stretch regularly, especially after your long run. Stretching after a run, when your muscles are warmed up will help improve your flexibility So Your Plans Have Changed – What Now? If you've had a change of plans in your running schedule, we’ve got some tips for you so that all of your hard work does not go to waste. Try These Recipes for Some Great Meal Inspiration If like us, you’ve been trying to cook a little more while you’re at home, try new recipes, or maybe eat healthier to combat moving around less, then we’ve got some recipes for you to try courtesy of Swim Bake Run. Stay Positive Regardless of the circumstances around us, we can influence how we respond to any situation. Read our tips to help you stay positive and look after your mind and mental health. Activities to Keep the Whole Family Moving We’ve put together a list of activities to help keep the whole family moving and entertained while spending more time than ever at home. Running in the wind Don’t like running in the wind? You’re not alone! Wind is often considered the least favourable weather to run in. Put the Spring Back in Your Step We can all do our part to stay healthy and protect those who are more vulnerable at this time, but there is one thing we can still do for ourselves and that’s to keep running. Make The Most Of Your One Run Here’s a quick guide to staying active through these uncertain times. Sticking To Your One Activity A Day We know that it’s not always easy for runners to find the time to fit a run into a busy day. But now, it’s more important than ever that you get out when you can Choose Yoga To Become A Stronger Runner Yoga is best known as a stretching discipline, but regular practice of it is more than that. It can help you as a runner to sidestep injuries – and you can do it from the comfort of your own home. Your Best Alternatives To Pasta No pasta? No problem - here's our top alternatives for you