Most runners define themselves as either sprinters or long distance runners. Either naturally fast or with the innate stamina to go for miles. But speed and stamina can be developed through training. And what seems difficult today will feel easier after a few months (possibly weeks) of consistent workouts. Whether you’re new to running or looking to up your game, check out the pros and cons to sprinting and long distance running. Then try both out for yourself. READ HERE!
While it may not be the focus of your typical strength training plan, balance is integral to running. Better single-leg stability can address imbalances, while helping you pick up speed. The good news is that you can develop and improve your balance with proper training so check out these 5 balance exercises you can implement into your strength training promote efficiency and fight Injury. READ HERE!
With long runs in full swing and big races fast approaching, fuelling and staying hydrated really should be on our top list of priorities to maximise our performance. Thanks to Jess Hillard at RunThrough UK she has provided us with a short but sweet recipe for you to make your own sports drink for you to take during those longer run days or a simple drink to sip throughout your training sessions.READ HERE!
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 5k & 10k – Saturday 19th March – ENTER HERE
Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon – Sunday 20th March – ENTER HERE
Lee Valley VeloPark Races – Saturday 26th March – ENTER HERE
Running GP @ Bedford Autodrome – Sunday 27th March – ENTER HERE
This year our official charity partner is Macmillan Cancer Support
Need some motivation to get you over the finish line?
Run for a reason and join Team Macmillan to support people living with cancer. You won’t be tied into a fundraising target, simply raise whatever you can, and enjoy all the perks of being a part of our team:
A Macmillan running vest, merchandise and fundraising pack
Regular e-newsletters and support from our Facebook group
A reason to run – support people living with cancer
We’re doing whatever it takes.
But without your help we can’t support everyone who needs us.
Running is one of the most inclusive sports there is and we want to hear about your experiences!
Do you run for charity, to keep physically fit and look after your mental health or just because you love it and you can? If you’ve got a story to share, we’d love to hear it.
Drop [email protected] to share your story and see it featured on our website and social media.
VIDEOS, PODCASTS & PLAYLISTS
Catch up on what the RunThrough Community has been up to with another RunThrough Chat episode with last week’s episode Lucyand Jatila – HERE
Our very own Lucy Harfield has started her own podcast – Pinch of Positivity. The podcast hopes to keep it real, talks straight and offer a fresh perspective on how to find the bright side of life – LISTEN HERE
You can also find the next RunThrough Running Playlist, created by our Head of Operations Jack Williams, on Spotify HERE
We have recently added RunThrough to Trustpilot, a review platform open to everyone. We would like to invite you to share your experiences to help others get a real feel and understanding of what RunThrough is all about.