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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Hydration tips for runners

Staying hydrated is key for runners of all abilities. Our tips help to resolve the confusion around hydration.

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Your Complete Guide to Stretching

Stretching before and after a run is about more than just a satisfying feeling – it’s vital for lengthening muscles, increasing flexibility and movement.

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Sleep tight, run better

Sleep has a vital role in helping our body and minds run smoothly, and less sleep can actually have a negative impact on running performance.

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Pre-Race Checklist: What You Should Be Doing Now

Those early morning alarms have been answered. You’ve laced up your shoes, done your stretches and got out there. The hard work is done, right?…

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How Often Should I Run?

All you need to know on how many times a week you should be running…

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4 Tips for Anyone Just Getting into Running

As straightforward as the hobby of running becomes after a while, it helps to know where to start. Here’s our advice for anyone who is new to running.

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Common Running Injuries and How To Spot Them

Most running injuries are overuse ones - meaning that they creep up on you gradually.

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How to smash your PB

How do you turn your new PB dream into a reality? We’ve got five helpful tips to get you on your way.

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How to Track Your Runs Without Spending Money

Get the lowdown on how to track your runs without spending a fortune and hear exactly why it can be a great idea for your training.

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Keeping Cool In Fancy Dress

Every year we see hundreds of incredible outfits. We have some tips on how to get round your run without having to ditch the outfit after mile one.

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How Does Gait Analysis Help Me As A Runner?

Gait analysis can identify bad habits which can lead to injury. Here is our handy guide from physiotherapist and runner Jenny Blizard…

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What To Eat To Fuel Your Run

The best advice when training is to stick a healthy, balanced diet.

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Try These Recipes for Some Great Meal Inspiration

If you're trying to cook a little more, try new recipes, or maybe just eat a little healthier then we’ve got some recipes for you to try.

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How Does Protein Help Runners?

Protein can massively help your runs, allowing you to run further and faster. Learn about what to eat and when to hit your protein and running goals.

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Why Massage Is So Good For Runners

Massage isn’t just a feel-good way to indulge or pamper yourself, it is a powerful tool to help you take charge of your health and wellbeing. 

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Why running together is awesome

The benefits of running as a group are immense. Here’s five reasons why you should give #RunningTogether a go:

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Choosing A Bristol Running Club

With Great Bristol Half Marathon approaching, could joining a running club help with your pace?…

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Choose Yoga To Become A Stronger Runner

As well as being a great stretching exercise, yoga can also help you as a runner to sidestep injuries. Here are some postures to try...

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How To Compete Without Meat

More high-profile names than ever are proving that a vegetarian diet can enhance performance progress rather than reverse it.

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How to Improve Your Running Posture

Getting your running posture right can make your runs so much easier. Here are some tips to improve your running posture.

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