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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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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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Best running routes for Brummie runners

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

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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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Staying hydrated when running

Staying hydrated can help to ensure you put in your best performance on event day and make the most of all the hard work you’ve put in during tr…

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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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Learn to love running

You might already be completely in love with running (like we are here at Great Run) or maybe you like to run but you wouldn’t say you’re in lov…

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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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How to keep a positive and motivated mindset

Here are some tips to stay positive, keep motivated, and help you to look after your mind and mental health.

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Indoor Workout Tips

Getting the opportunity to fit exercise into your schedule at the moment can be a challenge - here's our tips to get the most out of your sessio…

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The Runners’ Guide to Christmas

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

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Running Tips and Tricks

It can be scary reading through ALL of the running advice out there when you are a beginner, or even a seasoned runner! To get you through the s…

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10 Tips to Stay Injury Free

We’ve pulled together our ten top tips for avoiding strains, sprains, shin splints and more. Let’s go!

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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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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.

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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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Common Running Injuries and How To Spot Them

Most running injuries are overuse ones - meaning that they creep up on you gradually.

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How to Track Your Runs Without Spending Money

Get the lowdown on how to track your runs without spending a fortune and hear exactly why it can be a great idea for your training.

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How to smash your PB

How do you turn your new PB dream into a reality? We’ve got five helpful tips to get you on your way.

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How Does Gait Analysis Help Me As A Runner?

Gait analysis can identify bad habits which can lead to injury. Here is our handy guide from physiotherapist and runner Jenny Blizard…

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Why Massage Is So Good For Runners

Massage isn’t just a feel-good way to indulge or pamper yourself, it is a powerful tool to help you take charge of your health and wellbeing. 

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