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Iain’s Top Tips – Trail Running

Our resident runner, Iain Twaddle, has put together some of his top tips on trail running. 1. FIND YOUR FEET When you start trail running, don’t rush ahead. Experience on the road is different, so take your time to get used to new surfaces and slopes and build up your experience and stamina. Don’t be disheartened to find runs can take much longer than on the road, especially at first. It’s tough!   2. CHOOSE YOUR SHOES The right shoes won’t only keep you comfy, they reduce the risk of accidents and injury too. The low profile trail running style prevents your ankle rolling over, and there’s deep tread for traction through muddy terrain. Care for your shoes post-run by washing off the mud, taking out the insoles and stuffing with newspaper to dry them out. [...]

ASICS GT 1000 6 Review

The ASICS GT 1000 6 running shoe offers structure and support to the runner. Designed for mild overpronation the GT 1000 6 will guide you through every step of your run. (more…)

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18

Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18 Review

Brooks have been a number one seller of running shoes over the years providing footwear that is reliable and consistent. Their running shoes continue to improve with every generation made and there is no exception with the Brooks Adrenaline GTS 18. Available for both men and women in a fantastic range of colourways the Adrenaline GTS 18 will not let you down…it certainly hasn’t me. (more…)

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Running After A Running Injury

Suffering from a running injury is no fun and coming back from it can be a difficult haul. Your running won’t be up to scratch and reaching distances you did before will take you some time. It’s important to remember that when recovering from an injury every mile you complete is an achievement. (more…)

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The Reasons Your Toe Nails Hurt from Running – Your running shoes aren’t right

  You may have noticed that after a long run your toe nails feel sore and bruised. You may also think that this is normal and just an everyday stress from running. I can tell you now that your toe nails should not be sore after running, and if they are some changes need to be made. (more…)

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Understanding Pronation and The Running Shoes You Should Go For

What is pronation Pronation is the natural movement of the human body. In running the term refers to the way that the foot rolls inwards for impact distribution upon landing. This is vital for proper shock absorption and for pushing evenly from the front of the foot at the end of the gait cycle. (more…)


Running Tips for The Beginner

Are you looking to taking up running? The thought of it can be scary and daunting but it doesn’t have to be. Running can be taken up by almost anyone and at your own pace. Check out our running tips below. Mustering up the courage to complete your first run The first thing to do before you begin your running journey is to make sure you are mentally prepared.  Have you ever heard that saying “mind over matter”? Its true what they say. Once the mind is prepared the body is prepared. To do this you will need to plan your routes, think about the clothing you need, set some small and achievable goals and off you go. Take it at your own pace Running can be taken at your own pace! It isn’t about beating the person in front of you, getting a better time than your friend or goin [...]

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What Running Gear Should I Have in 2018?

Its 2018, an opportunity for a new year and a new you. Running is your decided way to get fit and you need some running gear. With thousands of options to choose from though, what do you go for? We are here to help. Listed below are 10 recommended pieces of running kit for 2018. Our list has been carefully selected by ourselves and with the help of a professional runner. (more…)

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Start 2019 with a Run

If you have never run before or are not used to running it can be difficult to get into the swing of things. Running takes time, patience and stamina. The more you run the better you become. Fitness levels increase, the distance you run increases and the pace that you run at quickens. This doesn’t happen overnight, but there are steps you can take to get there. Let’s start this new year with a run and end it with a bang. (more…)