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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Common Running Injuries – and how to handle them

There are some common running injuries that can cause problems for runners of all abilities from time to time.

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Make The Most Of The Shortest Day Of The Year

Here are 6 tips to get you out of the house and running in the dark despite it being the shortest day of the year…

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10 Things You Might Not Have Known About A Marathon

Here are ten facts about the 26.2mile event that you might not know!…

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Running up that hill

If you focus on integrating hills into your running routine, you’ll be astonished at the benefits that come your way.

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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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Ask The Doctor

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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Why Does Speedwork Work?

Adding a little speedwork to your training will help you on your way to better times, at a range of distances from 5km all the way up to marathon!

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Give cross training a go

Shaking up your exercise routine with cross training can do wonders for your running performance. And it has other benefits, too.

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What To Eat Before A Run

When it comes to pre-run nutrition, your best bet is to play it safe. And by safe, we mean familiar.

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On and on and on – how to run further

If you can handle a 10k, you’ll nail a half marathon with a few months of smart training…

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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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Six Ways To Spice Up Your Training

Here are six training tips that’ll have you feeling faster, stronger and more confident in no time. Best of all, they're free!

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Fuel Up With Dark Chocolate

There are occasions when you can indulge an appetite for refined or sugar foods, like dark chocolate, white bread or jam.

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Why Caffeine Can Be Good For Running

LET’S raise a mug to caffeine. For its all-round boosting ability and cheapness and the fact that even scientists say it works.

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5 Reasons To Make The Most Of The Lighter Nights

The clocks have gone forward, the nights will be lighter - here are five great reasons why you should feel inspired to dust off those trainers a…

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Great Places To Run In And Around Portsmouth

Whether you’re training for the Simplyhealth Great South Run or simply want to find somewhere new to run, we want to share with you some of the…

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Great Places To Run In And Around Newcastle

Whether you are a local or a runner who wants to explore the area before the Great North Run, Newcastle has plenty to offer.

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Great Places To Run In And Around Glasgow

Summer is the perfect time to abandon the treadmill to run outdoors. It’s a great way to discover what your local area has to offer and, if you’…

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Running with your dog

Running with your dog is mutually beneficial, meaning you both get fit at the same time.

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5 Ways To Do A Push-Up

there are few exercises to rival the good old push-up when it comes to improving all-over body strength.

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