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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. 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 Try These Three Indoor Training Sessions If you're not able to get outside for a run right now - and you're not alone in this - we've put together some of the best workouts to do from the comfort of your own home. 10 For 10k On New Great Birmingham 10K Route The new Great Birmingham 10K route is a celebration of city-centre landmarks, squares and new developments. Setting goals? Stay motivated with these tips Tips to help you ride the motivation wave TRAINING FOR THE GREAT MANCHESTER RUN Your 12-week plan to go from gentle jogger to 10 kilometre ace. With just twelve weeks to go until the Great Manchester Run now is the time to dust off those trainers and get running. Running is great for kids - here's why There’s nothing quite like seeing the smiling, happy faces of young children taking part in physical activities and there are multiple health and development benefits too. Read on for our top reasons why running benefits kids! Pancake Power Pancakes can be enjoyed many ways - for breakfast, as a protein and carb refuel after a training run or as a favourite treat. Find out which pancakes we love the most - from classic crepes to protein pancakes. Love running with someone special It’s that time of year again, when you start to think about how much you appreciate the most special person in your life … that’s right – your running buddy! Fall in love with running You might already be completely in love with running (like we are here at Great Run) or maybe you like to run but you wouldn’t say you’re in love with it just yet. Find out why we think everyone should fall in love with running