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    woman, runner, smiling
    07 May 2020 / Rob Atkins
    For most, the postponement of the London Marathon was a huge disappointment. The onset of Covid-19 forced everyone from elite athletes to fun-runners to scrap their spring plans following a winter of hard yards. Necessary. Yet disappointing. But for Katie Brown, while she is not celebrating a global pandemic, there may be a silver lining. A small...
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    Challenge 2020 update - How Matt Hooper is stepping up to the challenges ahead
    19 Mar 2020 / Nassrin Chamanian
    We caught up with Challenge ambassador Matt Hooper to find out how he is staying motivated to carry on training despite the cancellation of some of his target events. This blog was written on 19 March 2020. At the time of writing, social distancing has been advised in the UK in an effort to limit the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). As the...
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    Six running books you need to read
    09 Mar 2020 / Nassrin Chamanian
    Looking for some marathon training inspiration? Or maybe you've been forced inside by injury, illness or the weather? We've compiled a list of our favourite books about running, as recommended by our community on Facebook. Guaranteed to keep you motivated and raring to get back out there. Born to Run: The Hidden Tribe, the Ultra-Runners...
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    From hardcore smoker to the London Marathon. Meet Tom Pullinger.
    13 Feb 2020
    Tom Pullinger, aka Inspired Runner , used to smoke a lot and relied on his inhaler to get him through the day. One day, Tom decided to stop smoking and took up running. Inspired by his father, Tom challenged his personal limits with the support of his family and went from one mile to the marathon distance to Triathlon and Ironman events. Read on...
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    How to smash your goals when you run a marathon for charity
    07 Feb 2020
    Running for a charity can massively boost your motivation when you're training for a marathon. However, it can be a challenge in itself to find the time for fundraising alongside the long hours of training. We asked Asics Frontrunner Kelly Ruck for her tips on how to smash your marathon goals for your chosen charity and have a great time along...
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    8 ways to make sure your next marathon is a success
    07 Feb 2020
    You've done the hard miles and you're into the tapering period of your training. All you can do now is rest and finalise your preparations so the big day can go off without a hitch. We asked Asics Frontrunner Holly Rush to tell us the essential things you should be doing in the two weeks before your marathon. So it’s nearly upon us...
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    Under Armour HOVR Machina can make you a better runner. Here's how.
    05 Feb 2020 / Nassrin Chamanian
    With the Nike Vapourfly sparking controversy even in the mainstream press, cutting-edge developments in running shoe tech are becoming almost as high-profile as the athletes themselves. Under Armour is a relative newcomer to the race, but they think their innovative HOVR™ Machina could give you an almost unfair advantage, whether you're...
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    Challenge 2020 - Meet Matt Hooper
    14 Jan 2020 / Damien Whinnery
    The only person in your way is you. That's the realisation Wiggle Challenge ambassador Matt Hooper came to as he committed to changing his life. We're proud to be supporting Matt as he takes on a host of exciting run challenges this year. Here's a bit more about him.
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    Don't let pain stop you from running. Here's how.
    10 Jan 2020
    Whether you've just started a couch to 5k or you're on your way to your first marathon, running injuries can strike at the worst time. Don't let them stop you in your tracks. HOKA ONE ONE ambassador Michelle Dillon shares what she's learned about injury prevention. Running is a great sport partly because it is so simple; you grab...
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    How running your first marathon could make you four years younger
    08 Jan 2020 / Nassrin Chamanian
    Training and competing for your first marathon makes you four years younger, a major study has found. The research, funded by the British Heart Foundation, followed 138 first-time marathon completers and found their average ‘arterial age’ and blood pressure measurements dropped to those of people four years their junior. Speaking about...

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