Training Advice

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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General Training
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.

General Training
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…

General Training
4 Tips for Anyone Just Getting into Running

As straightforward as the hobby of running becomes after a while, it helps to know where to start. Here’s our advice for anyone who is new to 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 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.

General Training
The lowdon on tracking your runs

By keeping a track of your training activity, you can monitor your progression and identify what works for you.

Nutrition & Hydration
Should I Eat Breakfast Before an Early Morning Run?

'Should I eat breakfast before an early morning run?' is a question many runners ask.

Event Day Tips
Keeping Cool In Fancy Dress

Every year we see hundreds of incredible outfits. We have some tips on how to get round your run without having to ditch the outfit after mile one.

General Training
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…

General Training
Try These Recipes for Some Great Meal Inspiration

If you're trying to cook a little more, try new recipes, or maybe just eat a little healthier then we’ve got some recipes for you to try.

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Pump Up The Protein

For runners, foods rich in unrefined carbohydrates are a primary source of energy. But we wouldn’t get far without a good dose of protein.

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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. 

General Training
Why running together is awesome

The benefits of running as a group are immense. Here’s five reasons why you should give #RunningTogether a go:

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Choosing A Bristol Running Club

With Great Bristol Half Marathon approaching, could joining a running club help with your pace?…

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Choose Yoga To Become A Stronger Runner

As well as being a great stretching exercise, yoga can also help you as a runner to sidestep injuries. Here are some postures to try...

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How To Compete Without Meat

More high-profile names than ever are proving that a vegetarian diet can enhance performance progress rather than reverse it.

General Training
Perfect running posture

Paying attention to the posture can help you avoid physical niggles, injury and even help you bag that elusive PB.

General Training
Six smart steps to healthy joints

Physiotherapist Jenny Blizzard's advice on joint preparation and how to maintain good joint health.

Business Challenge

The AJ Bell Great Run Series Business Challenge is a great opportunity for businesses to engage in all-important team building or focus on charity fundraising.

Pick your event, gather your colleagues, enter your team, and join us on the start line!

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