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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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.

Event Day Tips
10 Ways To Smash Your Fundraising Target

These simple tips can help you to get your fundraising off the ground and have lots of fun while preparing for your challenge at the Simplyhealt…

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Your Daily Routine to Become a Better Runner

Read on to discover five exercises which will slot easily into your daily life while making a massive difference to your running performance.

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Running Is Great For Kids – Here’s Why

We all know about the health benefits of running for adults, and Kids are no different. Let’s dig into why running is so good for youngsters.

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Running Rain or Shine

Snow, rain or sunshine, make sure you are ready for whatever conditions are thrown at you on your big day, advises PROFESSOR JOHN BREWER…

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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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Top Tips For Safe Summer Running

Running in the heat can be tricky – there’s a few more things to think about, but here’s some of our top tips for safe summer running.

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5 Great Tips for Great Run Fundraising

we’ve teamed up with our official online fundraising partner, Enthuse to share five quick and easy tips you can use to raise as much as possible.

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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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How To Avoid A Stitch

A stitch is a pain in the side for many of us with 27 per cent of exercisers claiming to experience it at some time...

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Why training is really important

5 Reasons Why Training Is Really, Really, Really Important So, you’ve signed up for a Great Run – bravo! We’re thrilled that you’re going to be…

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