When you become a runner the most popular question you get asked is "You got any races coming up?" first question is followed by "Have you ever ran the London Marathon?" My answer is usually "yes" As a runner it's always good to have a target or goal to reach for. The second answer is … Continue reading Goals, targets and races
Unfortunately where I live in Staffordshire we aren’t blessed with many running shops. Sadly me and my fellow runners shopping online for bargains has sort of ruined the business. We’ve all done it, I’m guilty too! Love your local running shop. I don’t now buy my running shoes online. Thing with running shops is they … Continue reading When buying your next pair of runners, please don’t do the online shopping thing.
Running can be easier if you run correctly. Yes that is a thing. Learning to run with proper running form can and will take years. Sorry, there’s no simple overnight fix for it, but there are a few simple fixes that over time will get you looking more like Mo Farah. If you did athletics … Continue reading Learning perfect running technique
parkrun is a weekly timed 5 kilometre event starting at 9am every Saturday in loads of parks across the United Kingdom and the world. That’s it. I could write pages on how rewarding and powerful the parkrun concept is and how it's the probably the biggest thing to happen to running in the last 20 … Continue reading parkrun – it’s everywhere, use it however you want to use it.
Are you one of those runners that runs for a lot but you don’t really get any quicker? Or you’re trying to run further but struggling to add those extra miles on to your long run? There’s hundreds of different training sessions that you can do to help improve your endurance and speed. Intervals, fartlek, … Continue reading A simple way of getting faster and running longer.
When I started running, like most runners I put my trainers on, headphones in and hit the pavements. I ran for a bit, probably about 20- 30 minutes, turned round and ran the same way home. I ran for about an hour because that what you do in a gym, about an hour, that's a … Continue reading Running is probably easier with company. You should try it
I can’t really remember when I started running, probably when I was about 28. I didn’t run at school, well I mean I didn’t run voluntary at school. I started mainly because I got bored with the gym, I thought running was going to be cheaper. Sounds like familiar story? Anyway fast forward ten years, … Continue reading Introduction