Training Tips for Runners

Want to know the best time to replace your running shoes? Need tips on breathing techniques for runners? Maybe you’re struggling with pace, or perhaps you’re here for advice on weight training for stronger running. Whatever you need to know, we’ve pulled together our best tips and advice for running training.

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Training Advice

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Embracing Easy Runs

Introducing the best-kept secret to running success: easy runs. Discover why they are so important, why they work and how they boost performance.

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Interval training – what is it and how does it help your running?

Interval training for runners involves short intervals of high-intensity work. Read our guide to learn why you should integrate it into your training plan.

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Should You Train With A Cold?

We answer the tricky question every athlete has to ask themselves at least once or twice a year…

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Running Through The Winter

To help kick back the slump through the dark winter months, follow our tips to keep motivated, and stay safe and healthy along the way.

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10 Tips To Get You Running This January

Taking your first step outdoors in January can be tough. Here are our 10 tips to get your running this January.

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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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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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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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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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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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