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The spirit of parkrun – past, present and future…

Only after becoming injured and unable to run for 3 months did I gain a glimpse of what truly lies at the heart of parkrun. It is so much more than obsessing over how many regional parkruns you have visited, compiling pie charts of your running statistics, shaving precious seconds off your best times or the urge to beat that smug runner who always manages to pip you at the finish line. It’s all about the magic that goes on behind the scenes to make parkrun the global phenomenon that it has become today.

By |January 14th, 2018|

Off-Road Running for Beginners

On a typical off-road run you might find yourself crossing fields, climbing over stiles, leaping over tree roots, scrambling up steep hills and negotiating uneven paths through the woods. This is different to the type of running we do over the winter months and can sometimes be daunting to beginners. Here are a few things to bear in mind that might help with off-road training sessions.

By |July 13th, 2017|

Hill Running Tips

Every runner - from beginner to veteran experiences a feeling of dread when they hear the word "hills". The trick with hill running is to feel strong and confident; not just about running up them, but coming down them too.

By |May 19th, 2017|