This section covers all ability levels from beginners starting out right through to preparing for multi-day events overseas - simply use the links below to find the right advice for you.
How to assess your fitness, plan a run, and take those all-important first steps - includes joining a 0-5K group and everything you need to know about fun runs.
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Clothing and equipment
Advice on what to wear for your runs and the equipment you might start 'needing' - plus a focus on running shoes and the options on offer.
Clothing & equipment Shoes
Training for running
This covers training for popular distances like a 10K or a half marathon, as well as warming up, cooling down, stretching, improved technique and more.
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Understanding injuries - and how to prevent them
By gaining greater knowledge about the most common running problems, it's possible to decrease the chances of them happening.
Common injuries Footcare
Fuelling your body
Eating and drinking are vital for all runners, especially those on their feet for 90 minutes or more. Let our experts point you in the right direction.
Nutrition and hydration
DIFFERENT TYPES OF RUNNING
This is a great mental escape and a physical boost too as it cuts down the chances of injuries. But it can require additional skills and slightly different kit.
Trail running Mud runs + obstacle races
Running a marathon is no longer the ultimate distance - ultra runs are anything over 26.2 miles, and can involve running for a number of days in a row.
Ultra running Multi-day running
Running and keeping fit during pregnancy is among the subjects covered in our women's running section.
MORE RUNNING TIPS
If you're taking part in a charity run - from a fun 5K to the London Marathon - then fundraising help and advice can be just as important as training.
From getting a place in the New York Marathon to running holidays abroad, here's how to go about it.
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If you are looking at organising a running event - and we've thousands here on timeoutdoors - then this section explains just what's involved.