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Whatever your running ability, you’ll find some great advice and motivational support to help you enjoy running even more. From starting out with the right kit, to nutritional advice and training tips, we’ve got you covered.

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Top Tips For Summer Running

Hello summer. Hello sunshine. Hello heat! Here's some tips to keep you running over the summer.

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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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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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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 your muscles, increasing flexibility…

General Training
Plan Your Ultimate Training Diet

Fuelling your body to train well on a daily basis is essential.

Event Day Tips
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…

General Training
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.

Event Day Tips
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?…

Event Day Tips
Tips For Event Day Success

Here are our top tips for before, during, and after event day to make sure it is a success…

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Best running routes for Brummie runners

If your training for the Great Birmingham Run is well underway but you’re tired of the same old routes, we’re here to help. Whether you’re into…

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Put The Spring Back In Your Step

We’ve come up with five ways to celebrate the advent of Spring, and to make the most of that incredible feeling of we-can-do-anything positivity!

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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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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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Training For The Great Manchester Run

Your 12-week plan to go from gentle jogger to 10 kilometre ace. With just twelve weeks to go until the Great Manchester Run now is the time to d…

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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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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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Top Reasons To Run this Christmas

It may be Christmas but that doesn’t mean you have to stay inside by the fire..

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The Runners’ Guide to Christmas

Ah, the festive season - a time for family, food and, err…running?

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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