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Getting started with running - or anything new - is often the hardest part. What's even harder than that? Keeping it up. Nail those two and you might discover something incredible within yourself.
If you think running might not be for you, or you're undecided, here are some top tips for getting started:
When starting to run for the very first time, it’s rarely easy or enjoyable. So why bother?
There are some clichéd answers like nothing comes easy, or the greatest reward comes from the greatest trial – both of which apply here – but there’s also a little more to it than that.
Read on to find out more about creating the running habit, and why it's something that's well worth doing:
There can be some confusion around the role stretching has to play in a runner’s training. Many people swear by their own specific stretch routines, while many more ignore stretching completely – either by active choice or by not feeling there’s enough time for it.
This article gives you the basics around stretching, to allow you to make an informed decision about its importance for you:
As we move into Autumn, many runners will be turning to the trails – either as part of their typical seasonal running, or perhaps in an effort to try a new challenge, especially given the lack of events this year.
This blog explores some of the benefits of trail running, in comparison to other running surfaces:
As many as 60% of recreational runners get injured every year, with the majority due to overuse.
One of the most frustrating things about getting a running injury is that it can be hard to pinpoint a cause, as they often come seemingly from nowhere.
It is important to be sensible and as level-headed as possible when dealing with injury, and here are some top-level tips to help with that:
Speed training – running shorter, faster distances as part of a training plan – is not just for those who run shorter distances; it holds advantages for runners training for any distance.
Find out why it's beneficial and some ways to incorporate it into your training:
With the situation that the country – and the world – finds itself in at the moment, the value of running, and its ability to deliver mindful rewards, is greater than ever.
Coach Ben takes a look at the mindful nature of running and why it's so important now:
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