Marathon Training

Training for your Marathon Whether it’s your first or your 50th marathon the one thing you have in common with the other group of runners is that you know you have to put in your marathon training in order to complete the race. The type of training you carry out depends on your current level of

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Stay safe and be seen this Winter

Autumn is here and the cold dark embrace of Winter is beckoning. So, it’s time to consider how to stay safe and be seen while running. Visibility and warmth are definitely the watchwords for the season. You can be seen and keep warm by getting a high visibility long sleeved running top or a jacket.  Both

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RunBetter Club Nights in-store

Join us for a RunBetter Club Night We can organise an in-store RunBetter Club Night for your running club or group. We’ve lots of qualified running advice and experience to share with you. Let us know what you’d like to do and we can tailor the night to you covering any running topic. To give

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Running shoe lacing – 4 ways to tie your shoes

Running shoe lacing – 4 ways to tie your shoes Lacing techniques that can help if your running shoe feels a bit too tight because of a wide forefoot or you have a high instep, also if your heel is slipping, or if you suffer with black toenails. The photographs illustrate each lacing technique to help

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What is Sports Nutrition

Why should you bother with sports nutrition? Have you ever entered a race and turned up on the day having not done any training and expected to race well? Of course you haven’t! You might have a coach. You will have put in the hours training in your chosen discipline as well as paying attention

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Ten Marathon Mistakes

Ten Marathon Mistakes and what to do about them You’ve logged the miles, put in the effort but on the day it doesn’t go to plan. We’ve listed ten marathon mistakes and what you can do to fix them. Make those wrongs, positively right. Wrong training Tailor it to your event. For example: – training on

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Half Marathon Preparation – part 3

A series of blogs taking you through your half marathon preparation Half Marathon Preparation Part 3: the race itself and lastly, effective recovery. The Race – The key to a good race is to do the same thing you’ve been doing in training and stick to a set pace. Time and again we see people

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Half Marathon Preparation – part 2

A series of blogs taking you through your half marathon preparation Half Marathon Preparation Part 2: kit you can wear, effective warm ups, nutrition both before and during the event, strength and conditioning, including stretching, foam rolling, and strengthening exercises. Running Kit – The obvious place to start is a good pair of running shoes, if

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Half Marathon Preparation – part 1

A series of blogs taking you through your half marathon preparation With the marathon season behind us, experienced runners amongst you will be now turning your attention towards the shorter challenge and working on your half marathon preparation. Newbies to running will perhaps be viewing it as their ultimate challenge, while serial charity fund raisers will

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Don’t Roll the IT Band

This blog looks at whether foam rolling the IT Band is your best option, and just what that pain on the outside of your knee may be Some of you may already be questioning the title as you know rolling your Iliotibial – IT band works for you. From the start let me say, this

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Mix it up – varying your running pace

Varying your running pace can turn stale and tedious training into enjoyable runs, bringing both physical and cognitive benefits It is always surprising to us at Advance Performance just how many people run the same run at the same speed, on the same route, three to five times a week. It’s even more surprising when

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How to clean running shoes

Customers frequently ask us how to clean running shoes when they get muddy.  Equally often a mate at run club has told them to just ‘shove them in the washing machine’. The first thing to say is…DON’T DO THIS!!! Putting your run shoes in a washing machine is very detrimental to the life and structure

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Fitness resolution in need of more resolve?

Traditionally we make a New Year’s resolution to get fitter, slimmer or generally be more determined to achieve certain goals. Did you make a fitness resolution in the past and have you fallen by the wayside? When it comes to fitness, what is it that holds us back? Cost, Time, Effort, Motivation, Knowledge … maybe

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18 Tips for Winter Running Motivation

Staying motivated to get outside and exercise during cold winter months can be a bit of a challenge. We’ve put together a few tips to help get you out the door and keep you moving. Write a social media post or tweet the morning or evening before you intend to go running. If you tell

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Increase your run volume safely

If you want to run further, here’s how to increase your run volume safely. Every runner at some point has to increase their run volume in order to meet the demands of their sport. Whether you’re a veteran runner increasing their mileage in preparation for an ultra or marathon or a beginner making the transition

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