Running advice

Running advice

Our running advice covers all abilities whether you're a beginner or you're preparing for a week long adventure race. Find guides on training plans, nutrition, gear, and much more. Whatever your age, ability, or motivation running is an accessible sport with very little equipment required. It's all in the technique!



BeginnersFirst steps
Learn how to assess your fitness, plan a run, and take those all-important first steps - like joining a 0-5K group and everything you need to know about fun runs.
Running shoeClothing and equipment
Get 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 Shoes


Running trainingTraining 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.
All training plans and advice
Running injuriesUnderstanding 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.
Running injuries Footcare
Running nutritionFuelling 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 for runners


Types of runningRunning off-road
Off-road running is a great mental escape and a physical boost too as it cuts down the chances of injuries. But it requires additional skills and slightly different kit.
Running on trails Mud run & obstacle tips
Ultra runningGoing further
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


Overseas runningRunning overseas
From getting a place in the New York Marathon to running holidays abroad, here's how to go about it.
Run abroad
Advice for womenSpecialist advice
Running and keeping fit during pregnancy is among the subjects covered in our women's running section.
Women's running

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