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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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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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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How Can I Run Further? Adding in the Miles to get from 5K to a Half-Marathon and Beyond

Running further and increasing your distances can be difficult, but it is possible. Read on for our helpful tips on how to run for longer.

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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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