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10 Safety Tips for Running in the Dark
While most of us would prefer to run during the day with the sun shining, busy schedules and limited daylight hours often mean running in the dark evenings or the low light of the morning.
Although it can seem a little daunting, don't let the dark stop you heading out; stay alert and follow these tips for staying safe while running at night. Remember, it you don't feel comfortable outside, there's always the treadmill instead.
How to Choose the Best Foam Roller For You
If you’re a runner you’ve probably heard of a foam roller, most of us swear by them
It’s cost and time effective, doesn’t need much space, but it can hurt (which usually means you’re doing it right).
With so many to choose from, differing in size, shape, foam type, and cost, follow this guide on how to choose the best foam roller for you.
2020 Virgin Money London Marathon Training Diary
Keep up with Cathy and Mollie as they navigate training for the rescheduled marathon during a global pandemic.
Half Marathon: Your Half Marathon Kit List
Running your first half marathon is an exciting prospect. We’ve put together a Half Marathon kit list to help you get your race bag packed and reach that finish line.
What to Wear Running in the Rain
Wet and rainy weather doesn’t have to mean retreating inside; you just need the right running gear.
Overdressing is one of the most common mistakes runners make in the rain; wearing more layers will not keep you dry but wearing the right layers will.
So if you don't want to retreat to the treadmill, his is everything you need to know about staying cool and dry in the rain.
The Ultimate Spring Running Gear Guide
Whether you've been running all winter, whatever the weather, or retreated inside to the treadmill, our spring running guide has everything you need from tips to the best gear to hydration to make the transition to warmer weather smooth and injury free.
Continuing To Run After Lockdown
More and more of us have taken up walking, running and cycling as part of our daily routine during the Coronavirus pandemic.
How to Choose the Best Running Jacket
Summer or winter, the British weather can be unpredictable, so a good quality running jacket is always a wise investment.
Giving you the best protection from biting winds to April showers, your running jacket should first and foremost be sweat wicking and breathable to keep you from overheating. But most importantly, like your running shoes, it has to be comfortable or you just won't wear it.
Follow our guide to running jackets so your running doesn’t have to stop when the weather takes a turn for the worse.
How to Start Run-Commuting
Beating the rush hour traffic and avoiding public transport are two very appealing reasons to start your run-commute, not to mention the money you’ll save.
How To Choose a Carbon Fiber Plate Running Shoe
We know how hard it can be when it comes to choosing a new pair of runners, so we’ve put together a helpful guide below for choosing the best carbon plate running shoes with key features to look out for such as comfort, speed, suitable for long-distance or short-distance, grip, support and weight.
How to Use Track Workouts to Boost your Endurance
Whether you're a total beginner or a seasoned runner your local running track could be the key to giving your running a serious endurance boost.
It's quick and effective, and guaranteed to give you a lesson on mental toughness.
Running on Holiday: How to Pack your Running Essentials
Whether you're heading for the beach, a city break, or into the mountains, if you're planning on running on holiday here's everything you need to pack without having to compromise on weight and valuable suitcase space.
How A Positive Focus Saved My Track Career
At the end of 2017, I was at a crossroads. As a professional athlete just starting out, and not totally at the top of my game yet, there are a lot of issues I faced. I made a loss of 400 dollars a year, I was away from my boyfriend and family to train and was spending most of my time working on skills to improve even just an inch. I was broke, I wasn’t improving, and most importantly, I wasn’t happy doing a sport that I used to love. I was told by almost everyone around me that it was time for me to give it up, a decision I didn’t feel comfortable moving forward with.
Winter Run Layering Guide
When running in the wet, windy, cold and changeable British weather, staying warm and dry without overheating can be a difficult balancing act.
To easily adapt to your environment in changeable weather, you will need a technical ‘layering system’ that wicks away sweat and allows you to comfortably run in varying temperatures and unpredictable weather conditions.
You should always layer-up as though it’s 10°C warmer for cold weather running, but it’s important to take the wind chill factor into account too (wind removes heat faster from the skin, making it seem cooler).