There are many Running benefits. Let us show you exactly how running can help you live a healthier life.

Virtual runner? Nope- a real runner!!

Virtual runner- it sounds like some nineties sci-fi film starring Arnie (that's former muscle man turned US politician Arnold Schwarzenegger to you younger readers- google him!). In today's runner interview we speak to Claire George. Claire first came to our attention because she has taken every one of our virtual running challenges! So I [...]

What is a Virtual 5k? And why you should run one

What is a virtual 5k? *Now You Can Have a Great Race Experience Without the Race Day Hassles* Many people would like to participate in a race. But, they cannot due to a conflict of schedules or other reasons. Sometimes the schedule could be perfect but the weather might not. Or you could be under [...]

What is an Ultra Runner? And How Can You Become One?

What is an ultra runner? In the simplest sense, it's someone who finds pleasure in pushing their body and mind through the torture of running any distance upwards of 26.2 miles (the distance of the good old full marathon of course). But ask a lot of people and the image of an ultra runner [...]

Linda – Just Your Everyday Running Hero

Can running really help you lose weight and get you fit? Not on it's own- but our inspirational running lady- LInda shows how life changing running can be.

Running in Fancy Dress and a Trip to the Darkside

Rock up at almost any running event and you’ll soon catch brave/hardy souls running in fancy dress. Wonder woman, a giraffe, anime characters….. there at the starting line ready to braving extreme heat, a couple hundred weight of extra kilos to carry around their half or full marathon. And why? Usually for charity, right. To [...]

Can running help depression? Kara’s story

With as many as 1 in 4 people affected in the UK (mind.org.uk), the problem of mental illness is a very real and widespread social issue. The benefits of exercise are well documented but can running help depression and play a part in the fight against the effects of anxiety? Of course, anyone who suspects [...]

Golden couple show how to help your community and lose weight by running

There’s plenty of stuff on the internet promising the holy grail of losing weight super quick. Some of it may work, and a lot of it probably doesn’t. Lose weight by running, lose weight by dieting, lose weight with pills, lose weight by doing nothing. […]

How to Lace Running Shoes so You Don’t Kill Your Feet

When you get started running it's all good. Find a gap in your schedule, put on your gear, and off you go. But as you start clocking up those miles, you might hit some problems. Your nails start going black, you get blisters, pains across the top of your feet and so on. Granted, a little wear [...]

Running Plan For Beginners that Won’t make you give up

Haven't exercised for a while, or want to start running? Then you need a good running plan for beginners. How a running plan for beginners can let you down There are plenty of running plans for people starting running but many of them have the downside of being too difficult or two complicated. As with [...]

Static vs Dynamic Stretching: Which is better?

OK, so warming up for your run is not a very sexy subject (chatting about the latest Asics or Garmin is much more fun). But being injured when you're running is far less sexy. For the longest time, static stretching was seen as the best warm up prior to running (or any exercise). Recently however, [...]