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The benefits of interval training

WHAT IS INTERVAL TRAINING? Simply put, interval training is a type of workout that alternates between periods of higher-intensity exercise, and a period of low-intensity/recovery periods. There are so many benefits to including intervals in your training, that’s why we’ve teamed up with training partners at Coopah to help you! WHY DO I NEED TO

How to stay motivated during marathon training

As much as we all love running, we can understand that sometimes it can be tough to stay motivated during marathon training. Life is busy and lots of us have many other commitments outside of running, so it can be hard to get that balance right, and this is when we usually find that motivation

Making the most of your rest days

You may not believe it, but rest days are where the magic happens! It’s when our bodies repair, where adaptations are made, and a time when we can mentally recover from the training too. That’s why we’ve teamed up with training partners at Coopah to bring you some top advice for your rest days! WHAT

Are you ready to run a half marathon? 

Signing up for a half marathon can be exciting, but daunting, especially if you are a beginner. So, how do you know if you’re ready to tackle that 13.1 miles (21.2km) distance?   A half marathon is on the bucket list of many runners and a great challenge many people love to take on, but you

How To Taper

You’ve made the commitment to run the race and all of a sudden the event is just around the corner and you’re wondering how the next few weeks of training will go. Rest assured, we are here to help with all the advice you need! Firstly, it’s important to be aware that tapering is different

Home Workouts for Runners

We all know there’s nothing better than running with friends but sometimes its hard to get the motivation to head outdoors, especially during the winter months, so we’ve got some useful ideas for home workouts, thanks to our training partners Try the following exercises, mix it up with some strength circuits or even use

Winter Training Tips

Winter training is an important part of being a runner and keeping up the required levels of fitness to continue taking part in races throughout the year.  There are lots of runners who dread the colder temperatures and shorter hours of daylight but getting out in the fresh air during autumn and winter is good

How to train for a half marathon

The thought of running a half marathon can seem a daunting prospect, but the time you put into training is essential and will your journey to the start line! The principles of training are the same for everyone whether you’re an elite runner or just starting out. Thanks to our training partners at we