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Latest running blog articles: from tips and advice for new runners to information and thoughts about advanced running topics

Here you will find a collection on articles on various running related topics. You can search by categories:
information, tips and advice aimed to those new to running, how to start and keep on running, avoiding injuries, proper nutrition and hydration for runners, as well as my personal story writings where I reflect upon my journey going from a 52 year ex-smoker couch potato to a super motivated ultra marathon runner. I hope you enjoy reading as much as I enjoyed writing them!

Running From 5K To 10K To Ultra Marathon – How I Hit My Targets And Increased My Distances……Even If At Times I Thought I Couldn’t

In the beginning there was one simple aim for me - being able to run at 52. I was very unfit and rusty to say the least. But once I discovered and mastered those early running tips and understood what’s necessary in order to run comfortably and with relative ease, I...

7 Mistakes Every New Runner Needs To Avoid

In the beginning most people know one fact about running - that it’s faster than walking. And that at times both feet are in the air. And soon you figure that you need some trainers, and that you couldn’t run wearing a thick fleece. Or maybe you could if you felt...

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7 Mistakes Every New Runner Needs To Avoid

7 Mistakes Every New Runner Needs To Avoid

In the beginning most people know one fact about running - that it’s faster than walking. And that at times both feet are in the air. And soon you figure that you need some trainers, and that you couldn’t run wearing a thick fleece. Or maybe you could if you felt cold. Sometimes as a new runner...

11 Top Running Accessories – When Do You Need Them & Why

11 Top Running Accessories – When Do You Need Them & Why

When I first started running I didn’t know much about running accessories. I’d heard of some but wasn’t sure if I needed any. Unlike the top 3 runner’s essentials - shoes, shorts and top - the accessories would start to interest me as my running progressed and needs became...

8 Seriously Useful Tips For Running In Hot Weather Conditions

8 Seriously Useful Tips For Running In Hot Weather Conditions

I love outdoor running throughout the year. I’ve had some great runs in all kinds of weather. But when it comes to favourites then warm, even hot, summer days will always be something I look forward to. Running in hot weather can be a treat for aficionados like me, but just like with any extreme...

Runner’s Knee – What Is It, Why It Happens, And How To Avoid It

Runner’s Knee – What Is It, Why It Happens, And How To Avoid It

When I decided to take up running all I could think of was my exciting new hobby, the ‘new me’, the wealth of health benefits which I would reap by running in the parks, carefree and healthy with a newly sculpted fabulous body moving majestically at blinding speeds. Alright, maybe not blinding...

Running Motivation – How To Keep Negative Thoughts At Bay And Keep Going

Running Motivation – How To Keep Negative Thoughts At Bay And Keep Going

When we decide to take up running we feel energised, excited, positive and motivated. I certainly did! We feel the buzz of a new idea, a new challenge, we can see our new better selves in not so distant future. Things feel positively great – but do they stay that way all along? How to keep up the...

11 Questions To Ask Yourself When You Start Running

11 Questions To Ask Yourself When You Start Running

When I first started running I was all out but I didn’t know how to do some things. Running should be simple and yet there were questions to ask yourself when you start running that I could not answer. I wanted to run, I wanted to enjoy it so I simply wanted to know: 1. What to wear? Wear whatever...

Can Boredom Affect Your Run? Here Is How To Avoid Boring Runs

Can Boredom Affect Your Run? Here Is How To Avoid Boring Runs

There are elements that are often discussed between runners, from clothes and shoes to injuries and cross training, from diet and hydration to music and – boredom, or boring runs! So, can boredom affect your run? I see two different sides here. One side lacks any interest in running and is...

How to start running? 7 Basic Rules to Making A Good Start

How to start running? 7 Basic Rules to Making A Good Start

If you’ve decided that running will be the starting point in your new health plan that will turn you into a fitter, leaner and faster human machine with healthier blood pressure and cholesterol levels, stronger heart and clearer mind, then I cannot complement your decision enough. But where to...