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Running tips for the the winter months

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Running tips for the the winter months

Autumn is here. And winter is approaching. So, as runners, what should we be thinking about for the months ahead? Here are a few thoughts we've had for dealing with the colder and darker days.   1. Wear clothing to keep you warm As the temperatures fall, its worth thinking about covering up a bit more. Long sleeved tops, longer leggings, running jackets, gloves and head scarfs are all good investments.  Be aware that different people need different amounts of coverage in the cold. For various reasons some people don't need or like as much extra clothing as others. Just...

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Mobile apps for safe running

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Mobile apps for safe running

Everyone should be safe to run whenever they please. Whether they like to run first thing in the morning, or late in the evening, or any other time of day, nobody should have to worry about their safety. Unfortunately, reality proves otherwise. So, what can we do about it? There are a number of mobile apps which have been designed to help keep us safe when running. None of these are perfect, and we don't claim they will keep you 100% safe. However, we have looked at what's available, and have listed 4 that we think are worth consideration.   1....

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10 Foods that will help you stay hydrated

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10 Foods that will help you stay hydrated

As every runner knows, it's important to stay hydrated.The outcome for those who fail to keep themselves 'watered' can be significant. Headaches, muscle fatigue and low blood pressure will make training runs more difficult, and race times will suffer. There is also the worry of increased heart rates, and the potential for a much more serious outcome. While it's summer the importance of hydration obviously becomes much more apparent. Drinking water will always help. However, many foods can also help. We've listed 10 that we think will help keep us all sufficiently hydrated.   1. Melons (Water melons and Honeydew...

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Ten of the best summer 10K races

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Ten of the best summer 10K races

It's summer, and it's hot out there! Our sympathies go to those training for marathons right now, as it's no weather to be running mile after mile after mile. And we'd gladly forgive anyone who didn't want to run any further than 10 miles, or less. However, many of us will still want to get out there and run. So, how do we feed that running addiction? Running shorter, less insane, distances is probably part of the answer. With that in mind, we've compiled a list of ten 10k races taking place during the summer months (June, July, August) that...

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Achilles Tendonitis

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Achilles Tendonitis
The Achilles tendon connects the calf muscle to the heal bone. It is under constant use use when the body is active, during walking, running and jumping. An excess of such physical activing can result in infammation of the tendon, known as Achilles tendonitis.

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