How and why you should warm up before a run

How and why you should warm up …

WARMING up and cooling down are essential parts of training. While a good warm up gets your mind and body ready for exercise, the cool down will help with the recovery process. Together they’ll help you to get the most…

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Spencer’s Dash

Spencer’s Dash

TWO hours before the Spencer’s Dash I decided I wasn’t running. All day at work, I’d felt ill. My body was aching. I was coughing, shivering, finding it hard to breathe and had sharp pains in my upper back. ‘I’m…

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Seven reasons to run the Edinburgh Half Marathon

Seven reasons to run the Edinburgh Half …

The Edinburgh Half Marathon is my favourite half marathon and one of the most popular in the UK. It’s flat and fast, takes place in one of the most beautiful cities in the world and has an incredible atmosphere. What’s…

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How I’m getting back running after a break

How I’m getting back running after …

Getting back running after a break can be a challenge. After 18 months away from running I’m finding it hard to get back to my previous fitness level. But I have made a start. And there has been some progress.…

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Is chocolate good for runners?

Is chocolate good for runners?

What are the health benefits and risks of eating chocolate for runners? Is dark or light chocolate better? And what do we need to consider before we indulge? Read this blog post to find out more. Chocolate is high in…

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