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.

General Training

General Training
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 d…

General Training
Eilish McColgan’s Top Training Tips

Eilish McColgan shares her top training tips and advice for anyone who is working towards an AJ Bell Great Run Series event.

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Best running routes for Brummie runners

If your training for the AJ Bell Great Birmingham Run is well underway but you’re tired of the same old routes, we’re here to help. Whether you’…

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Put The Spring Back In Your Step

We’ve come up with five ways to celebrate the advent of Spring, and to make the most of that incredible feeling of we-can-do-anything positivity!

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Staying hydrated when running

Staying hydrated can help to ensure you put in your best performance on event day and make the most of all the hard work you’ve put in during tr…

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Stretches For Your Hamstrings and Calves

Here are some specific stretches for your calves and hamstrings to ease tension and fatigue.

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Learn to love 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 lov…

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Beat the winter running blues

We’re looking forward to drier weather – in fact. Even daring to dream of sunshine and digging out some shorts.

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Pancake Power

With Shrove Tuesday, otherwise known as Pancake Day, around the corner, it’s time to dust off the recipe book and start practising your flipping action.

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The runner’s guide to strength training

If you’re serious about running, it’s time to get serious about strength training. Read on for our tips on strength training for runners.

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How to keep a positive and motivated mindset

Here are some tips to stay positive, keep motivated, and help you to look after your mind and mental health.

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Indoor Workout Tips

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 sessio…

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Top Reasons To Run this Christmas

It may be Christmas but that doesn’t mean you have to stay inside by the fire..

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The Runners’ Guide to Christmas

Ah, the festive season - a time for family, food and, err…running?

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Running Tips and Tricks

It can be scary reading through ALL of the running advice out there when you are a beginner, or even a seasoned runner! To get you through the s…

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Blow Off The Cobwebs!

As the evenings get darker earlier, now is a great time to blow off the cobwebs and focus your attention on your winter running goals.

Event Day Tips
Recovery Nutrition FAQ

This recovery nutrition FAQ guide will tell you everything you need to know about recovery nutrition after your half marathon.

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10 Tips to Stay Injury Free

We’ve pulled together our ten top tips for avoiding strains, sprains, shin splints and more. Let’s go!

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Tyney’s Terrific Running Tips

Tyney the Tortoise reveals his terrific running tips ahead of the upcoming Junior & Mini and Family events!

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The Best Carbs for Runners + 2 delicious pasta recipes

Carbs are essentially your own personal energy source, helping you power through your run. And we've got two delicious pasta recipes for you!

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