General Training Tips & Advice

We’ve got hundreds of articles filled with our best tips on everything from training schedules, motivation, nutrition, footwear and breathing techniques, to crafting your best running playlist and best practices for before, during and after your run.

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What happens to my body when running?

There are a few strange side effects to running. From runny noses to a sudden urge to ‘go’, find out why it happens.

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How to prevent blisters when running

Blisters are annoying and often surprisingly painful. Read on to find out what causes them, and more importantly how to avoid them.

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Plan a new running route

It’s easy to get stuck in a running route rut. Keep boredom at bay and plan a new running route. Hey, we’re all human – and if sticking to…

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How to use a foam roller

A 10-20 minute session a couple of times a week is enough to get you started. Read on for our tips on how to use a foam roller.

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A runner’s guide to tapering

Tapering will help you to avoid injury and maybe even enhance your final performance. Read our guide to tapering to find out more.

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What is Plyometrics?

Plyometrics is the latest exercise craze for runners - but exactly what is plyometrics, and will it help you run faster?

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How to run for longer and cultivate a runner’s mindset

Read on for our five top tips for honing your runner mindset and you’ll soon find yourself racking up some serious distances.

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The super simple runner’s exercise routine

building some simple gym or home exercises into your schedule is guaranteed to maximise your performance.

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How does running help your mental health?

here are five scientific studies that prove there’s plenty of reasons to lace up and let go of your worries.

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Getting fit for free

Read on for our top tips for getting fit for free and maximising your running workout on a budget.

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Find a running club in the North East

Starting out? Our guide to some of the running clubs in Newcastle and beyond should help to point you in the right direction.

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Five must-see films about running

On days when energy is low, an inspirational running film movie could be just the pick-me-up you need.

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The dos and don’ts of treadmill running

Take a look at our tips for indoor running and take your gym session from dreadmilling, to top treadmilling.

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What to do the night before your Great Run

The nerves might hit the night before a run, but with our great run event checklist you'll know you've done everything you need to the night before the big day.

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How to create your ultimate running playlist

What’s the science behind a great set of running tunes, and where can you get some inspiration for new music to keep your running playlists fresh?

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When do I need to replace my running shoes?

Once you’ve invested in your ideal pair, how long can you expect them to last? Here are our top tips for knowing when to replace your running shoes.

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Find a friendly running club in Glasgow

If you’re after fun, humour and friends you could certainly do worse than join a Glasgow running group, whether you live North, South, East or West.

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How to breathe – for runners

Focusing on breath is an important part of every runner’s journey, regardless of ability or experience level. Read on to find out how to boost your performance

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Training for a 5k – a complete beginner’s guide

The ultimate beginners’ guide to 5k training so you can feel reassured you’re acting on good advice and forming good habits for the journey ahead.

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Running with heart – find a running club in Birmingham

Looking for some a running club in Birmingham to meet some other Brummie Runners? Read on for our top picks.

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