Tilehurst Runs Together

*** UPDATE 13th October 2020 *** I have been asked by a few people about resuming group outruns. Tilehurst Run Together operates under England Athletics and their guidance for a ‘restricted return to activity’ is incredibly detailed. Amongst many other items, it specifically states that: “Training sessions should be adapted to minimise the risk to…

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Eating for running

Lots of people ask me about nutrition and what they should or shouldn’t eat for running. I leave specific advice to the professionals, because I am not qualified to give personalised advice. Having said that, I do have a few running-related tips. 1.       Running long distances requires good quality energy to be available to your body.…

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It’s all about balance

You’re a runner – how long can you balance on one foot without wobbling? Can you master the stork test? Have you ever stopped to realise that running is a one-legged activity? Have a go at balancing. Practice, rehearse and let yourself wobble. Your body will protect you, provided you don’t forget to breathe! Every…

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Can’t run?

When I talk to new runners, or people who think they can’t run, I often find out they made the same mistake I did when I started running: head out the door and just run. Not only does a lack of warm-up leave the body in physical panic, often leaving a racing heart and sickness…

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