7 Winter Running Tips to Stop Your Training Freezing Over

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Andy Williams may have crooned, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” But winter brings new running challenges. The nights draw in sooner, the temperature drops and conditions change underfoot – all of which present hazards for runners.

When the weather outside is frightful, the idea of a run may seem less delightful. Yet, winter doesn’t have to dampen your spirits.

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Gifts for Runners: 9 Present Ideas for the Runner in Your Life

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Are you looking for the best gifts for runners? Maybe you’re searching for a stocking-filler for a sporty loved one? Or perhaps you need a Secret Santa present for the athlete in your workplace? The following running-related gift ideas are sure to raise a smile – or even a heart-rate. Continue reading “Gifts for Runners: 9 Present Ideas for the Runner in Your Life”

What Kit Do You Need to Start Running? A Guide to Essential Running Gear

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Running is attractive to a lot of people because it’s free and can be done almost anytime, anywhere. There are no monthly subscription fees or costly memberships, and no opening hours or classes. All you have to do is lace up and get out. However, first you will need to purchase a few basic essentials.

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An Unlikely Runner: My Journey from Side-line to Start Line

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“The more I ran, the easier it became. A virtuous cycle began.”

Growing up, I thought some people were naturally sporty – and I wasn’t one of them. To me, fitness seemed like luck of the draw. Yet, in a single year I was transformed from exercise-refuser to endurance runner.

How did this happen? Well, it started with an unexpected offer and some ‘fighting talk.’

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