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Running and Mental Health during Lockdown

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Running and Mental Health during Lockdown

The Coronavirus outbreak has inspired a lot of discussion about mental health. With the virus having a significant social, financial and psychological impact on many, it is no surprise that more people than ever are experiencing mental health problems. Mental health problems can present themselves in many forms, including : increased anxiety insomnia / lack of sleep feelings of hopelessness stress Exercise and mental healthThere is a strong belief that exercise, including running, can have a positive affect on mental health. This was supported by our recent survey of Twitter followers showing 65% of respondents saying that they run primarily for the benefit...

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ParkrunUK to return in October - Are we ready?

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ParkrunUK to return in October - Are we ready?

Great news! ParkrunUK is planning a return this October. Aiming to start back by the end of October, this could be as little as 6 or 7 weeks away. 

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Summer running - Staying hydrated

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Summer running - Staying hydrated
It's been a hot summer so far. And it looks like it's not over yet. For runners, these increased temperatures and humidity present various challenges. Almost definitely, the most important of these is staying hydrated.

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COVID-19 Safety Measures and the Return of UK Road Running

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COVID-19 Safety Measures and the Return of UK Road Running

It's been a tough few months for runners. Since March, the response to Coronavirus has caused a steady stream of race cancellations. From 5Ks to 10Ks, and all the way up to marathons, it has been week after week of seeing events that were hoped to go ahead being forced to cancel for safety reasons. Now, thanks to guidelines issued by *Run Britain and UK Sport, the tide may be turning.  What are the new guidelines?These guidelines have allowed, with conditions, for road races to take place from July 11 (effectively August 1, considering Run Britain's earlier restriction of not licencing any race until after...

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Marathon Pricing and What You Get For the Money

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Marathon Pricing and What You Get For the Money

Marathons are expensive. Okay, not all of them, but more often than not they are a bit pricey. Whether it's a big city marathon with thousands of other runners, or a low key local race with a two or three hundred participants, you can almost guarantee that race entry won't be cheap. Recent research shows that prices vary quite dramatically. The lowest price (for unaffiliated runners) that we could find was £15, offered by the Midsummer Malvern Marathon. At the other end of the range prices reach as high as £71, for the Jersey Marathon. The vast majority, however, were in...

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