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 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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Find a running club in Manchester to suit you

Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or you’re just starting out, you’ll find a whole host of running groups in Manchester where you’ll be welcomed with open arms.

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Running pace: what’s ‘good’, what’s ‘bad’ and does it even matter?

Stats show that running pace is slowing down, but here's why your pace is not the most important thing about your run.

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Five strength training exercises for stronger running

Strength training is a great complementary activity to strengthen and condition the whole body and help you avoid injury.

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The myths – and the truth – about the health benefits of running

There are a lot of running myths out there - so we want to separate fact from fiction and share the health benefits of running.

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How long does it take to train for a 10k?

Here are some of our top 10k training tips, including how long it takes to train for a 10k.

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How to train for a half marathon

Running 13.1 miles is a challenge, so how best to train for it? Just take a look at our no-nonsense guide for successful half marathon training

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Find Your Stride With a Running Club in Portsmouth

Running clubs are a great way to add some fun to your runs and cater for all abilities. Have a look at some running clubs in Portsmouth.

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7 Best Places To Run In Glasgow

Training for a run in Scotland's largest city couldn’t be more picturesque and we’ve picked out some of the best places for you to head to.

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Why Do I Get Headaches During A Run & Other Common Running Issues Explained

Despite being very good for your health, running can cause some ailments. Here's how to avoid some of the most common of them... 

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Coming Back From Injury and How to Get Back into Training in Time For Your Next Run

Coming back from injury can be physically and mentally challenging. Eilish McColgan knows this well and shares what works for her when coming back from injury.

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Top Tips for Running in the Winter Season

As the weather cools, it's important to be ready to keep your running on track. Eilish McColgan helps by sharing her top tips for running this winter.

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Women’s Health, Running on Your Period and the Effect on Performance

Menstruation and its impact on athletes is an important issue. In this blog, Eilish McColgan shares how she manages running and training whilst on her period.

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Top Tips for Beginners and Advanced Runners and How to Avoid Race Day Fails

Whether you're a beginner or an advanced runner, here are Eilish McColgan's top tips for how to avoid any race day fails and excel at the big event.

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