Run Away with Girls Run the World 2017-2018

Over the last six years, we’ve taken women to run and explore all over the world from Lake Garda to Istanbul, Paris to Palma. Our trips provide you with a goal, along with the reward of exploring a  new city or region – not to mention great cocktail bars! We take care of all the organisation – the event entry, hotel, optional excursions (including spa visits) and the celebratory cocktails and dinner in some of the best places in our host city. What you will definitely NOT find in our itinerary is a pasta party. If you love exploring, amazing food,

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Courses for Brighton women runners

Inspired by this month’s marathon runners to lace up your trainers? Well, whether you’re a total novice, a new mum wanting to return to running or you’re over 50 and want to take it up for the first time we’ve got a course for you all starting in May     BEGINNERS Learn to Run SAVE £15 off the 5km by booking before April 14th (£35 instead of £50) and £20 of the 10km course (£60 instead of £80) We have two courses starting May 3rd for those wanting to reach their first 5 or 10km. Each course comes with a

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REVIEW & GIVEAWAY – Oofos

If you’ve ever run a marathon,  you’ll appreciate how much your feet feel pummelled by the end. Which is why you’ll love Oofos recovery footwear   Even if you haven’t run 26.2 miles, chances are that you finish a run, perhaps stretch your legs on a good day while your feet barely get a look in.  But there are 34 muscles in your feet, and those muscles get tight just like everywhere else. Except when they get overused and tighten, it restricts ankle mobility, which affects your calf muscles, which affects you knees and so on, right the way up your

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5 Running Hacks

Whether you are a seasoned runner or just starting out, sometimes it’s all to easy to allow your mind to talk yourself out of running and then staying the course when you finally are out there… Not with our clever running hacks that will help you reach your endorphin post run high Barcode laces So, how many times have you done this? It’s Saturday morning, you’ve got about ten minutes to spare before you absolutely HAVE to get out of the front door if you have any hope of making it to parkrun but you can’t find your barcode? Or

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Do you want to be a Girls Run the World contributor?

Do you love running and exploring the UK and the rest of the world as you run? We do, and we think that other women of GRTW do too. That’s why we’re looking for YOUR help   We are working behind the scenes on creating a fantastic website and on that, we’d love to create a space for women to send in their reviews of the most amazing, awe-inspiring running events that they’ve taken part in, from 5km and 10kms to half marathons, marathons and even marathons. We’re not just looking for the typical ones though – London Marathon, Royal

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Girls Run the World Merchandise

  **Please note, postage & package is £4 per order for UK addresses only.  For postage rates outside the UK, please email orders@girlsruntheworld.co.uk. For FAQ and our Returns Policy, please click here. GRTW Run Vests Purple GRTW Vest XS £15.99 GBPGRTW Vest S £15.99 GBPGRTW Vest M £15.99 GBPGRTW Vest L £15.99 GBPGRTW Vest XL £15.99 GBPGRTW Vest XXL £15.99 GBP GRTW L/S Tops, Black GRTW L/S XS £25.00 GBPGRTW L/St S £25.00 GBPGRTW L/S M £25.00 GBPGRTW L/S L £25.00 GBPGRTW L/S XL £25.00 GBP   GRTW Run T-Shirts Purple GRTW T/S XS £19.99 GBPGRTW T/S S £19.99 GBPGRTW

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Race refreshments around the world

While picking up my Mumbai marathon race number a few years ago, I met a couple from Sweden and the wife told me that she has stood on the sidelines of the Stockholm Marathon for the last ten years, handing out refreshments. And the refreshment of choice for Swedish runners?  Salted cucumber. Genius, I thought.It begs the questions, just how different are race refreshments around the world? In Paris, I’ve been given bananas and oranges, in England it’s all about sports drinks, while Mumbai was sweets and biscuits, as was Lake Garda  (sadly, as I was hoping for some genius pasta variant).

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Girls Run the World Guide to…Strava

The list of running apps is endless but we champion the use of Strava. With its talk of leaderboards and course records, it may seem too competitive to some but it’s great for motivation and being part of a virtual community Strava is super easy to use, open the app, tap the big record button, and off you go. When you finish, stop, press save and hey presto, you get a little outline of your route and it has recorded your data. So far, so like every other app but it is in the way that the data is presented which is the real

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Chicken & Prawn Pho

Last winter (December 2015) I returned to the backpacking destination of my twenties, Cambodia and Thailand, to take part in the Angkor Wat Half Marathon. It reminded me once again how fantastic the food is; tasty, cheap and brilliant nutritionally for runners. It combines lots of fresh spices and herbs to boost the immune system as well as protein to help the muscles repair and recover. This recipe is simple and very quick to make. If you’re vegetarian, you can replace the chicken stock with vegetable stock and just pack with vegetables instead. Ingredients Chicken stock Thai chillies, chopped (I used

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Race Review: Fort William Marathon

Kilts, killer single track and whiskey chasers mark this inaugural Scottish marathon in the highlands as one to try out Kilts, midgie spray booths and downhill mountain bikers in full body armour. It’s not what you’d expect to see on a marathon start line, but it’s the scene that greeted me as I registered on the morning of the inaugural Fort William marathon. With just 293 runners (the race is capped at 1000 due to restrictions on the route, so apply early for next year’s event on 31st July 2016 ) this was a small race. Yet the nationalities of

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