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Prepare for the Elements

Whilst you may have visions of the perfect marathon, mother nature normally has her own plans! So making sure you are prepared for all...
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Why do I get blisters under my big toe?

Part 13 of our latest advice series “runner’s questions” which aims to answer all of the most popular questions that runners have.

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No matter what level of participant, beginner, club athlete or elite, you should always aim to monitor your progress. So before you start any...
What Should I Eat Before Running?

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Part 7 of our latest advice series “runner’s questions” which aims to answer all of the most popular questions that runners have.

Injury Prevention: The Importance of Stretching

When you ask someone to list all the components of fitness, i.e. speed, strength, power etc. flexibility is usually the last one mentioned. It...

Activity Monitors For Fitness – A Brief Guide

A quick guide into activity monitors or fitness trackers as they are also known; how they work, what they do and why they are a essential piece of kit for improving your fitness.

The Importance Of Hi-Viz Clothing When Running

The concept of high visibility running clothing may be blindingly obvious, but there is a lot of science and research that goes into producing...

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TOP TIPS to help you rid yourself of this addictive substance. Seriously limiting your sugar intake to what it is meant to be (15-30g a...
The benefits of a sports bra

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Research into the area of sports bras and breast biomechanics is a relatively new field that has sparked interest in the past decade with...
Race Day: Do Energy Gels Work? | 21 of 26 Marathon Series

Race Day: Do Energy Gels Work?

Many people ask are energy gels really worth it? The answer may surprise you, find out in this blog.
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Stop your shoelaces coming undone

Watch this video blog and you'll find out how to lace your shoes to stop them coming undone when you're running.
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Part 8 of our latest advice series “runner’s questions” which aims to answer all of the most popular questions that runners have.

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How to Increase My Race Pace: Crosstraining

One of the biggest mistakes that runners can make when trying to break through a plateau is to think that simply running more or...
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