What's your running story?

What’s your Running Story?

Runners come in all shapes and sizes, they also run for a variety of reasons, often with mental and physical health benefits being at the fore. We want to know why YOU run! To lose weight? To get fit? To raise money? To make your kids proud? We’re opening up our blog for you to…

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Steve B

Runners High – A Short Story

By Steve B

The reflection of a running shoe logo catches my eye as I ascend out of the early morning mists on the outskirts of the Gwydir Forest in Snowdonia. It is still dark and I have run up nine hundred feet of fire-track to kickstart my morning canter around the forest…

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Samir Madi

Building Mental Resilience With Running

By Samir Madi

Alarm sounds, it’s 3:45am. Snooze once, but never twice. I don’t jump out of bed, that would be lying, but I do get out without any thought that would suggest I go back to bed. That would be cheating myself…

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On my way to running 28 miles of an ultra marathon.

My Running Journey

By Gavin Simpson

I first started running back in September 2016 at the age of 39 due to becoming a lardy 16st 2lbs and being too tight to pay for a gym membership! I hadn’t run since school, at which time I hated running, I was the school fatty, even my PE teacher said “Simpson, you’ll always be a couch potato”…

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‘Think’ Yourself to a PB at Wilmslow Running Festival

By Nick Bishop

It’s easy, isn’t it? You train, you put in the miles and you fine tune according to the event that you have entered…Your next big challenge!

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Wilmslow Running Festival

Win a Pair of Brooks Running Shoes with Wilmslow Running Festival


#247RUNNING has teamed up with Wilmslow Running Festival to offer one lucky race entrant the chance to win a pair of Brooks running shoes!

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Jon & Miriam Gilbert July 2018 Burning River 50M

No Matter What Setback or Suffering Comes My Way, I Work With It & Just Run

By Miriam Gilbert

My running story began in college, not as an athlete, but with a broken heart after a breakup. To cope, I just ran around campus day or night…

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Simon Gerhardt

Endure24 Solo Ultra Marathon (If I can, anyone can…)

By Simon Gerhardt

In June, at the age of 50, I ran an ultra-marathon and covered 75 miles in 20 hours. I still can’t quite believe what I achieved. It was so far beyond anything I had ever done before…

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Eliud Kipchoge sub 2 hour marathon

Eliud Kipchoge Races into History Books with Sub 2 Hour Marathon


With metronomic precision Eliud Kipchoge raced into history today on the Hauptallee in Vienna by becoming the first man to achieve the barrier-breaking sub-two-hour marathon as part of the INEOS 1:59 Challenge….

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Eliud Kipchoge

Eliud Kipchoge’s INEOS 1:59 Challenge Attempt Set for 7:15AM UK START TIME Saturday 12th October


Eliud Kipchoge’s historic attempt to make history and become the first person ever to run a marathon in under two hours will start at 7:15AM UK Time (8:15AM CEST) Saturday 12th October in Vienna, Austria…

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Tony Collier

Running into Cancer

By Tony Collier

I was a late starter as far as running is concerned, only taking it up at age 45 when a medical told me I was borderline clinically obese and my blood pressure was so high I’d be on pills for the rest of my life if I didn’t do something naturally. So, I started running…

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