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Latest articles

Are you rotton to the core? Here’s how to improve your core stability

Core muscles allow you to maintain your form for longer. A stronger core is usually accompanied by a slimmer waistline, better flexibility, less weight and a little extra free speed – in short, the kind of attributes most runners kill for. Continue reading

The importance of being idle

importance of rest when training for mararthon

Rest is almost a dirty word for some runners, but here we reveal how it is a crucial element of your training regime Continue reading

The top five running injuries – and how to beat them

top five running injuries and how to beat them

If you’re a keen runner there’s every chance you’ve had a frustrating lay off due to injury at some point. Here are five common injuries and what you can do to avoid them Continue reading

Beat the winter blues and keep running

how to beat the winter running blues and keep running

The clocks have gone back and the dark nights are with us again all too soon, confining most of us to the roads during the week with country paths having to wait until the weekend. Continue reading

Music To My Ears


Ice or a hot bath, orthotics or not…and listening to earphones…just some of the topics which are certain to pop up in conversation among runners at some point which are sure to spark debate. Continue reading