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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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Exercise and mental health during lockdown

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Exercise and mental health during lockdown

We're now several weeks into a national lockdown. For many, this has had a notably negative affect on mental health. Those suffering have reported experiencing increased amounts of stress and anxiety. With people worrying about their jobs, paying the bills and keeping a roof over their heads, as well as a potentially deadly disease that could strike at any time, it's no surprise that some are feeling fraught. So what can we do to improve our mental health during this time? The governments have been telling us to exercise at least once a day. They tell us that it will help with our mental health. Most broadly...

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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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