Running Tips For Beginners

Beginner runner? You’re in exactly the right place. They say it takes 66 days to form a habit. So, when you’re starting out, it can be a bit of a battle to carve out time for your new running routine. But fear not! We’re right here with our top tips and advice for beginner runners. We’ve got tons of resources covering everything you need to know about starting out.

From beginners’ training plans and finding a running club, to finding time to run and choosing the right running shoes, we’re on hand to help. So, dig into our resources and find what you need to make your new running routine work for you. You’ll be racking up the medals in no time. Let’s go!

Starting Out

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The Absolute Beginners Guide to Running

Take a look at our top five tips for keeping a brand new running habit going.

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6 Benefits Of Running

Ever wondered why so many people run? Here are some amazing benefits for your health.

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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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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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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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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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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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Improve Your Running Technique

Anyone can put one foot in front of the other, but to run with good technique or 'form' takes a little skill and practice.

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Bristol Running Routes By Bristol Runners

The true beauty of running in a city as amazing as Bristol is that it gives you the best excuse possible to get outside your door and explore th…

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Last Minute Tips for a Great Run

The countdown has begun and the excitement is starting to build – and perhaps even a few nerves. Take a deep breath: your big day is almost here…

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Choosing trainers and keeping your feet run-ready

We’ve put together a guide to help you choose the right shoes and keep your feet in great shape so you can get the most out of your runs.

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Finding time to Run

It’s so important to build running into - and around - your busy life. Once it’s part of your routine, it becomes a non-negotiable - and hard to say no.

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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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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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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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How Often Should I Run?

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

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