Running

  1. Track and Field Events – Hurdles

    hurdles

    In previous weeks we have looked into the track and field events of the Olympics covering the short and long-distance aspects. However now we are going to see how hurdling events compare to these previously discussed sports and how it can benefit you. So, if you want to find out more about this form of track and field event, then keep on reading. Within this blog post we are covering the following topics:

    • Types of hurdling races
    • Heights of hurdles
    • How it differs from track running
    • Health benefits
    • Getting involved
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  2. Track and Field Events – Long Distance

    long distance track mensLast week we looked into the type of track and field events which are part of the short distance categories. Staying on the same topic, this week we are going to explore the opposite end of the scale and see what the longer distance events entail. So, if you want to find out more about long distance track and field events and how you can get involved to reap the multiple health benefits of the sport then keep on reading. In this post we cover the following areas of this sport:

    • Type of events
    • Training aspects
    • Health and fitness benefits
    • How to get involved
    • Why to get involved
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  3. Track and Field Events – Short Distance

    The 2020 Tokyo Olympics are just around the corner, due to take place this summer. And as a result of this summer competition on the horizon, there is no doubt that people are starting to look into different event types and sports in which they can get involved with in preparation for the big games. Therefore, in this article we are going to focus on the athletics category of the Olympics and to start with we are going to investigate the short distance track and field events. So, if you want to find out more about these events, then keep on reading.

    short distance track and field events blocksOverview on the Events

    Short distance track events are often known as sprinting as this is a type of running which requires a large burst of speed and energy to get you to the finish line rather than over a prolonged period of time.

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  4. A Christmas Gift Guide for Runners

    christmas gift guide runnersWith Christmas only a few weeks away, this is the time of year where you would start frantically thinking of gift ideas for family and friends. You may think that a loved one who is an avid runner has everything they need, but there are actually a wide range of gifts you could purchase for them. So instead of purchasing a pair of socks and hoping for the best, here is our handy gift guide for runners.

    Our handy gift guide for runners covers a variety of present ideas such as:

    • Novelty gifts
    • Running essentials
    • Running gadgets
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  5. Top Tips for Cold Weather Running

    cold weather runningRunning is a great way to keep fit without having to invest in a gym membership and can be carried out whenever is convenient for you, which is why it is such a popular exercise. Although going for a run seems super inviting in the spring and summer months, it may seem less appealing in the autumn and winter as the temperature drops and the terrain changes and becomes unpredictable. If you wish to keep at your running routine all year round, then this article is for you. Within this post we are going to discuss a few handy tips and tricks to help you get through the winter and keep up with your running routine safely. These tips cover topics such as:

    • Running clothing technology and layering
    • Visbility of your outdoor clothing
    • Adapting your running routes to a safer terrain
    • Keeping warm while outdoors
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  6. Treadmill Exercises and Classes are on the Rise!

    treadmill exerciseAt the gym you will find a copious amount of treadmills for you to use as these are always a great staple way to exercise as they help to boost your heart rate. But over the years we have seen the use of this piece of training equipment evolve into a variety of ways to make training fun and engaging as well as being a great workout. Within this article we are going to explore the variety of treadmill exercise classes and routines you can get involved with to help keep fit and healthy. So, if you want to find out how the traditional treadmill equipment has evolved over the years, then keep on reading this article where we cover areas such as:

    • Convenient exercise
    • At home training
    • Precision running classes
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  7. Why Autumn is the Perfect Time to Take up Running

    autumn runningRunning has always been and always will be a fantastic way to keep fit. However, those first few runs are what requires the most motivation to start you on a regular routine. Within this article we are going to look at why autumn is the perfect time to take up running or jogging compared to summer. So, if you want to find out how you can find the motivation to take up jogging this fall, then keep on reading this blog where we discuss the following:

    • Better weather for running
    • Lifestyle change after the summer holidays
    • How to get started 
    • Finding motivation
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  8. Zwift Going from Strength to Strength

    exercise bikeDo you enjoy using the machines at the gym but want to train in the comfort of your own home in a supportive environment? Then Zwift training could be something you should look into giving a go.  Within this article we are going to explore what the Zwift brand is all about and how you can update your training regime using virtual training equipment. So, if you want to find out more about Zwift, then keep on reading.

    Within this article we cover:

    • What is Zwift?
    • How to get involved 
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  9. 10 Summer Running Tips

    summer running tipsWaking up to the smell of fresh air, bright sunshine warming your bones and the sound of birds chirping outside in a morning are just a few ways in which we find summertime motivates us to want to become more active. Therefore, if you are thinking about starting to take up morning or evening jogging or are a long-term runner, then here are 10 tips which will help you improve you summer running regime and will also help you get the most out of it. Within this article we discuss tips regarding:

    • Hydration
    • Clothing
    • Scheduling
    • Allergy prevention
    • Routes and trails
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  10. Running Gear on a Budget

    running gear on a budgetThe technology and fit of running clothing is forever changing and adapting to contain even better mositure wicking properties or heat retention panels. However with this constant update to the fitness world when it comes to clothing, these new items of gear often come with a heavy price tag. Therefore, whether you are a regular runner who is aiming to keep fit, or a seasoned marathon runner, you will always be on the lookout for the best quality sportswear on the market which won't break the bank. And to help you find budget friendly alternatives or acknowledge which items require investment more than others, we have put this article together for you.

    So, if you want to find out how you can save money while you are shopping for your fitness wardrobe, then keep on reading.

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