Running Articles

Runners High – A Short Story

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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Building Mental Resilience With Running

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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My Running Journey

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

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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Running into Cancer

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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My Running Year

Sean Furzer - My Running Year

On Sunday 8th September this year, I joined 57,000 other runners on a bright and glorious Newcastle morning for the 39th Great North Run. The Tyne Bridge just over a mile away, I met with friends (this in itself is a minor miracle when meeting at the world’s busiest half marathon), dropped off my gear and soaked up the nervous anticipation of the crowd…

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