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What is your motivation to run?

What is your motivation to run?

Over the past few months as all our races have been cancelled it has highlighted what motivates us to run. All over social media runners have been saying that their mojo to get out and train has gone as their main goals for the year have been taken from them. It is good to recognise that however motivated you are to run there will be times when ...
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New norm for ultra-races

New norm for ultra-races

Over the past few weeks some ultra-races have started again including the Centurion race, North Downs Way 100, which our podcast ‘Run to the Hills’ features in Series 2 Episode 1. The content is also available on our new YouTube Channel ‘Run to the Hills’ so you have a choice to just listen or watch the interviews … or both!! We interviewed the ...
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Tempo Runs Explained

Tempo Runs Explained

We all know that the backbone of a long distance runners training program is the old steady state state or long run. These big runs are an absolute must if you want to be able to get to marathon distance and beyond. If however you're aim is to do more than just finish a race then you are going to need to do a little more than just plodding along...
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Everyone loves an easy run right?

Everyone loves an easy run right?

Everyone loves an easy run right? If you don’t then you’re probably not doing it right.  One of the most common mistakes we see in runners training for marathon and above is the “easy run smashed”. Too many people attack their easy running like it’s race day and you’re hitting the home straight, which really defeats the object of the run itself....
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The Virtual Race Guidebook

The Virtual Race Guidebook

In the grand scheme of things, we can all agree that races being cancelled probably isn't the worst thing to happen in 2020. With that out of the way, we can all also agree that it doesn't make it any less miserable when you find yourself stuck at home, when you should be bombing down the side of a hill with a number on your chest. Fortunately w...
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Become a Hill Hero & Mountain Maestro!

Become a Hill Hero & Mountain Maestro!

There's no denying that a great big hill or mountain can turn what would otherwise be a pretty average trail into an exhilarating (and exhausting) thing of beauty. But with those added views comes an added challenge. Simply put hills are hard work. It doesn't matter whether your racing or training, a tough uphill section can make or break your r...
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Planning Adventures with Elise Downing

Planning Adventures with Elise Downing

As restrictions have started to be lifted a little bit, giving us a taste of the outdoors once again it's only natural that many of us are starting to think about making up for lost time and planning wild and wonderful adventures for when this all done and dusted.  And really there's no better time to start planning for a challenge, than now whi...
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Four Fantastic Reasons to Relish Rest Days

Four Fantastic Reasons to Relish Rest Days

Sometimes a cliche is just a tired and hackneyed expression and other times it's a nugget of wisdom. The old coaches favourite of it's not how hard you train but how hard you recover is one of those nugget cliches. Deep down we all know that recovery is important, that's why we try to get lots of sleep and eat our veggies. But with many of us ei...
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8 Simple ways to train for running hills - without the hills

8 Simple ways to train for running hills - without the hills

One of the main reasons we all fell head over heels for trail running is that it allows us to get out and see the world in all of its glory. The coastlines, the lakes, the forests and the mountains that otherwise might pass us by, are all at our feet. However all this beauty doesn't come easy, especially when it comes to those pesky hills and mo...
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Top Tips for starting Felling Running

Top Tips for starting Felling Running

If you're anything like me, you've spent the last couple of weeks creating list after list of every peak you want to summit, fell you want to run and race you want to enter. Some of you might of even thought about getting into a whole new discipline, maybe one that's fast paced, muddy and wild. Maybe Fell Running. So we reached out to Fell Runni...
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Don't let your mindset hold you back!

Don't let your mindset hold you back!

Your brain is pretty sneaky at the best of times, but right now it can downright treacherous. It will work really hard to convince you that you don't 'need' to go for that run, when could stay at home, surrounded by warmth, food and comfort. Afterall why would you want to go and run 10 miles in a pandemic when you can kick back and watch NetFlix...
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How to Get Started Running

How to Get Started Running

Running is a fantastic way to get and stay fit. It requires no equipment, can be done anywhere completely on your own and works for all fitness levels. It is also great fun once you get started, so here are 5 tips to do just that. 1. Start with what you've got One of my favourite things about running is that it requires nothing more than a comfo...
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