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Top 3 Running Mistakes That Will Stop Your Running Faster

Now that winter has set in, its a great time to start thinking about the New Year and the races that you have planned.
This week I've already booked in two events in May (Aztec Escape) and July (Spartan) after really enjoying them this year. I've got a few more lined up so I'm aiming to do one each month as soon as the weather gets nicer. 
With an packed race schedule its important to think about the goals you're wanting to work towards over the year. 
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Road to Recovery and Beyond

Lots of you know the my story of why I became a PT after seriously injuring my back and being told I would never play football again by a consultant.

Fortunately for me, my Physio at the time was amazing and helped me to see a silver lining to it all and we changed the way I trained and found different sports for me to do, gradually building up the strength in by back and whole body.

This is the approach I take with a lot of my clients.

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Coping With Running In The Heat

We always have extremes of weather in the UK and coping with running in the heat can be a challenge.

This winter was freezing and for everybody that knows me, will be fully aware I wrap up warm and have a million layers on in the winter.

Compared to the Summer, when its shorts and t shirt weather and being outside for as much as possible.

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How To Avoid Injuries When You're Running

As a runner it can be your worst nightmare about getting injured, especially if you have a race coming up or it's the only time to get to yourself away from day to day life, so in this blog we're going to chat about 'How to avoid injuries when you're running'.

Your greatest fear might be getting painful knees and pulling a muscle, this can happen as you start increasing your training and the distances that your running.

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Top Marathon Tips

With the weather finally getting nicer it's heading into busy race season. Clients  are racing most weekends now, the weekend just gone saw Cheryl take on her first OCR of the year at Reaper. She's worked hard over the winter in our Blast Programme to make sure her shoulder has recovered and her injuries from last year are well and truly behind her.

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Is it really possible to go from injured to sub 30 min 5k in 6 weeks?

12 people this weekend came to my SOLD OUT workshop, and left with exercises they could take into their training to get the fitter and stronger. Most of them had come of the back of being injured or were worried they were going to get injured as they increased their training over the next few months as they build up to the bigger distances.

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Why Are Glutes So Important To Runners?

If you are a runner, you have possibly trained almost all the muscles you need to achieve speed, power, and endurance while running. However, do you know that your butt also plays a very important role in your movement? Yes, it's not only there for aesthetic purposes! Before we talk about the function of the glutes, it is only prudent to know their basic structure.

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Do you get knee pain when you run?

Knee Pain From Running

Interestingly enough, most people who complain about knee injury caused by running are not runners themselves. They usually make it seem that knee injuries are inevitable for runners and that runners are literally running their knees to the ground with every step. However, knee injuries are not inevitable, though they are common and can be easily corrected. Knee pain should not cause you to automatically quit running.

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How to avoid muscle cramps

Here's How To Avoid Cramps When Running And Exercising

If you have seen a runner stop dead in their tracks, taken completely by surprise by a jolt of pain, chances are that the cause is a muscle cramp. A cramp occurs when a muscle suddenly contracts violently and remains balled up in a tight knot that is very painful. The contraction is so strong that you will most likely feel sore at that point the next day. It happens to runners, swimmers, and cyclists mostly and most endurance athletes have experienced a cramp at least once during training.

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Benefits Of Strength And Conditioning Training For Runners

If you are a runner, you have probably asked yourself what else you could possibly do to enhance your running. Also, if you are stuck in the house and you do not have access to a treadmill, you may be one very unhappy runner. Well, you should supplement running with strengthening and conditioning exercises. These have several benefits such as:

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