Running Tips

Five Things We Learned About Fitness in June

Chris Hall | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Hall

Another month, another load of fitness research. We've sifted through it all again to cherry pick the very best bits of information you can apply to your training straight away. From caffeine use to the right balance of carbohydrates, we've got it covered!

Top Tips for Your First Obstacle Course Race

Chris Hall | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Hall

Obstacle course races (OCRs) like Tough Mudder are becoming more and more popular - they are great fun, great to do with friends and a great way to get fit! But they can be pretty grueling...

The 11 Things I'm Really Glad Nobody Told Me Before Running a Marathon

Jackie Scully | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Sport
Jackie Scully

I should probably start with a note of caution. If you're a first-time marathon runner who has yet to make it to the start line, please stop now and come back when you have a finishers' medal around your neck. Because, what I am about to say, you really don't need to know. Really!

Be Grateful for the People Who Help You Go That Extra Mile

Jackie Scully | Posted 29.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jackie Scully

My dad is one of my running inspirations. It means so much to me that he was the person I started running with on chemo two years ago. And, it means even more that he's still taking every step with me.

Five Tips for Avoiding Injury in Your Marathon Training

Chris Hall | Posted 28.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Hall

There's less than one month to go until the London Marathon, and competitors will be ramping up their training. The problem with increasing volume is that you also increase the chances of injury. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to make sure you're fighting fit when marathon day arrives...

Don't Panic: Why Fear Is the Only Thing Standing Between You and Your First Marathon

Jackie Scully | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Sport
Jackie Scully

Over the last few weeks, with the London Marathon now within arm's reach, I have really felt the fear. And by fear, I mean fear of everything from fuelling to falling ill (pretty much on repeat). The highlights, you ask?

The 14 Signs You Love Running a Bit Too Much

Jackie Scully | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jackie Scully

It's official. Running has taken over my life. As someone who has never screamed at my favourite footie team on the TV or come first in anything (except for a rather exciting egg and spoon race as a child), I didn't see it coming.

Why You Shouldn't Let Anyone Stop You #MovingForward In Life

Jackie Scully | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jackie Scully

I started running because I wanted to show cancer that it could take a lot of things - my hair, my right boob, my tummy fat (to create the new boob) and my dignity - but it would never take my smile.

The Nine Signs You Know You're a First-Time Marathon Runner

Jackie Scully | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jackie Scully

It was the point at which I was telling a colleague that the prospect of a two-run weekend (with a 10k race instead of a Sunday lie in) was deeply exciting that I realised just how much my life has changed - and how one-note my chat has become!

If I Can Keep My Running Resolutions, So Can You

Jackie Scully | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jackie Scully

Already tempted to tuck away your trainers in time for 2017's resolution attempts? Then spare a thought for the thousands of people braving those dark January mornings - and even darker nights - as they prepare themselves for what is, for many, the ultimate running challenge: the London Marathon. I never thought I'd be one of them.

Make Your Jog Less of a Slog - Seven Simple Tips to Avoid Running Into Pain

Adrian Farrell | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Adrian Farrell

By taking some key Alexander Technique principles into your running, it's possible to improve balance, coordination and freedom of movement - all invaluable things for anybody who exercises. And by increasing efficiency in your technique you can also reduce your risk of injury and boost your chance of running faster and more easily than you have ever run before.

How to Prepare for Your First 10k

Rory Knight | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rory Knight

Now you're been inspired to hit the streets and found your nearest Race for Life 10k event (they are nationwide), how do you break into this running fraternity? It's easy! Cost wise, you have no excuse. An expensive gym membership isn't required, and at present there is no toll or oxygen consumption charge levied at runners that I know of.

Twenty Tips for Running Your First Marathon

Katie Leach | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Sport
Katie Leach

I'd always looked at people running marathons before I attempted mine and thought; "it can't be that hard can it". Although I'd done a few half marathons and thought the prospect of running it twice seemed the most ridiculous concept ever, I still didn't think it would be quite as hard mentally and physically as it was...

What Should I Take With Me on Marathon Day? Because I'm Ready to Be the Sachet Cowboy

Vikki Stone | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Sport
Vikki Stone

Here's the thing that's been troubling me about my London Marathon training at the moment: 'should I train with what they're going to give me on the day'...

Five Tips to Help Maintain Your Winter Running Mojo

Jez Bragg | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Sport
Jez Bragg

The New Year often signals the start of fitness campaigns for many people, but in some respects it's the hardest time of year to do so being in the midst of winter with shorter days and poor weather. It does however present the opportunity for a big psychological win if you can conquer these challenging factors and jump on the fitness wagon towards your chosen goal. ..

So You've Decided to Run a Marathon?

Vikki Stone | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vikki Stone

Last year I did a 100 mile bike ride for charity, and it wasn't that hard. (I can type that with some ease, as it's been nearly 5 months since I was at mile 99 and crying because I didn't want to cycle anymore.) So, it made perfect sense to sign up for the London Marathon.

A Beginner's Guide to Running Your First 10k

Natalie Glaze | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Natalie Glaze

The other weekend I was given the opportunity to run a 10k in Paris, amazing right? Yes, but that was mainly due to the Paris part, less the 10k. So let me fill you in on a little secret, before that weekend I had never run a 10k. So I was thinking, I wish that I had been told a few things about running your first 10k which would have made my life a little easier. 

Forget Those Marathon Try-Hards: Here's How 'Lazy Jogging' Can Give You A Healthy Heart

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If the thought of working out next to lycra-clad gym buffs fills you with dread, then it's time to think again. New research has shown that even '...

What Happened When 4 HuffPost Editors Took On A 10K Challenge?

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

For those of us who run occasionally, there's nothing quite like signing up to a race to push your fitness levels a little bit further. For absolu...

Seven Top Tips for Training for a Marathon - For Beginners

Stacey Lucas | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK Sport
Stacey Lucas

That time of year where runners are gearing up for the marathons for fantastic causes. When people watch a marathon they tend to think 'I wish I could do that' or 'next year I will do this'. Here are 7 top tips on how to prepare for a marathon for beginners...

Artist Maps Where People Run In The World's Best Cities

Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.02.2014 | UK Tech

Where do people like to run? You might be surprised by the answer. A digital artist has taken reams of data from the app Runkeeper, and produced these...

10 Reasons To Take Up Running In 2012

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 09.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

If taking up running is one of your New Year's resolutions but you haven't quite managed to get started, you might be pleased to hear that a gentle jo...

Get Fit Fast: Beginner's Guide To Running

lifestyle.aol.co.uk | Posted 10.09.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Fitness authro and personal trainer to the stars, Matt Roberts, encourages us to dust off our running shoes and take to the streets....