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Tips for running in the wind

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Tips for running in the wind
For some runners, windy weather can be quite annoying. For others, it's just a challenge, to be dealt with as an obstacle that can be overcome. However, it would be foolish to ignore it, especially in stormy winter months.

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10 of the best winter races

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10 of the best winter races

Winter is definitely here. Christmas is approaching, temperatures are falling and we're seeing reports of snow on the ground. So, it's time to 'layer-up', put on some gloves and invest in a running hat. And find some awesome winter races to run.While looking for these races it will come as no surprise that there aren't as many to choose from. Cold weather and rain causing iced roads and muddy trails make it much more difficult to organise events. However, this doesn't stop some keen race organisers. Here are 10 of those winter races that we've found and think are well...

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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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