Running Tips

Perfect your running technique

Perfect your running technique Finding the right technique is half the battle when it comes to marathon running. The two most important aspects are to keep a strong upright posture, but to stay relaxed whilst doing so, making it far easier to make the progress you want. Here are some tips on how best to enhance your technique in different parts of your body. Imagine...

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Race day is almost here!

The weather forecast for Sunday morning at 9am is sunning / cloudy with a high of 11 and a slight breeze.  Some would say that this is the perfect weather for running a 1/2 or full marathon. Let’s hope the weather forecast is accurate. But whatever the weather, have a great race and lets hope that all of your long hours of training pays off. Race packs. If you...

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On the big day…

On the big day… Remember everything you’ve learnt from training – it’s really easy to get caught up and run faster than you intended. Try to stay straight as you go round corners, you will use far less energy. Pick someone who is running at the same pace as you and stay about four yards behind them, just in line with their shoulder. Like in cycling, this will create...

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Tips to reach your fundraising goals

Tips to reach your fundraising goals One of the biggest problems people can have when fundraising is not explaining your cause; people are far more likely to donate to a cause that they understand and empathise with. Let people know… What you are raising the money for – Specify what the charity is, what it does, and how their donation could help. Why the cause is...

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Top tips for marathon beginners

Thinking of running a marathon for the first time?  Here are some top tips for marathon beginners Whether you’ve just started running, or have made the decision to enter the 2014 Leicester Marathon these are some useful starters to help you on your way. Here are our top tips for how to approach your training, maximising your development whilst minimising the risk of...

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How to train for a marathon as you get older

How to train as you get older Whilst running is traditionally thought of as something only to be undertaken by younger generations, it is something that is increasingly being taken up by the over fifties, and is recommended by GP’s as an ideal way to get in shape . With approaches to training constantly developing, it is now as easy to start running in your fifties...

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