Tag: Girls Run the World

Kit Review: OOmg Recovery Shoes, £110

In the summer, we reviewed the OOfos sandals and loved them. Now, for the winter they’ve brought out a shoe. Here’s what we thought…   When it comes to running, their are so many claims about shoes that help improve your running or prevent you over-pronating but few products that focus on helping you to recover. Step forward Oofos. According to the manufacturers,  these recovery shoes absorb 37% more impact than other shoes thereby helping to support the body after a hard training run or race. While not scientific studies have been conducted, on anecdotal evidence alone, these make a huge difference. I’ve

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How to plan your running season

Autumn is here and most of us are fully in the swing of running now but now is when a little strategic thinking about your running ‘season’ is vital, particularly if you’ve  signed up to a Spring Marathon (London is 24 weeks way come November 6th!) ….   So, you’re a busy woman, juggling a career, social events, motherhood, or ALL of the above plus more. Running? That’s your way of keeping fit, having some me time, socialising and blowing off steam right? But within this mix of factors as to WHY we run, how many of us enter races left,

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Race Review: Berlin Marathon 2017

Berlin Marathon, a running street party… Marathons are a fantastic way to explore a city and culture and Berlin is one of the best, giving you the opportunity to run through it’s history as you run between east and west as Irene Maulenda reports… Waking up on the morning of the marathon in Berlin, I was both excited and terrified. It was my first ever marathon, one that I’d wanted to do for years and I’d finally got in on my fourth ballot attempt with some of the other girls from Girls Run the World. We’d travelled out and were

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WIN free entry to Trick or Treat Run London

Fancy taking part in a spooky run where you can opt for a Trick or Treat finish? In conjunction with Human Race Events, we are offering two places for a winner and friend to take part. Read on for how to enter… It’s the third year running for the Trick or Treat Run London, where thousands of runners will get the opportunity to run 2.5km or 5km in fancy dress  on a traffic-free route just ten minutes from London Waterloo at  Southwark Park. Taking place on Saturday 28th October 2017  (choose the Afternoon Spooky Run or the Evening Scare Run in

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Race Review: The Maverick Inov-8 Original Kent 

Fancy taking part in a beautiful trail race in inspiring surroundings? Sarah Crosier gives us her lowdown on Maverick Kent, one of a series of trail run events held in spectacular locations around the UK…and the race refuel stops aren’t bad either…   Ever fancied running a trail run with your pet dog? Sarah Crosier In September last year, I adopted a Border Terrier puppy called Alfie. The kids thought he was coming to live with us for their entertainment, but I’d secretly been doing some extensive research on dogs with stamina to keep me company on trail runs. And so this September,

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Do you have a race review you’d like to share?

Nowadays, there are thousands of races from fun 5km to fiercely fast ones, and from glorious, awe-inspiring trail running races in the UK to nail-biting, challenging for life changing trail races in Iceland or India. Whatever the case, WE want to hear about them. If you have participated in – or about to participate in a race and think it is one that could help to inspire other women to start training in order to take part themselves, please write to rachael@girlsruntheworld.co.uk, outlining the event and including the website link. This could be one that you’ve already done or one that

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GRTW Autumn-Winter Season 2017-18

Enjoy beautiful running locations, off-road and one, with our qualified running coaches during our Autumn-Winter series this year. Whatever your goal, to build your fitness, find new people to run with, get faster, run longer or train for an event, we’ll help you reach your goal. Supportive, fantastic women to run with Fancy taking part in an event? Always someone up for taking part too Running with others ensure you get out there even when it’s raining All runs end with stretching – and yoga if weather permits Community keeps you running consistently and makes the long miles much easier

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Event Review: The Weakest Link, Brighton

Although some people might be put off by the name of this event, it is one of the most inclusive and fun running events in Brighton. Great for building team morale and suitable for all levels of runners from total beginners to the super speedy. Here one of our runners, Sarah Crosier gives us her lowdown on the event What is it: A relay race comprising of four team members. Each member takes it in turn to run 2.5km and then the entire team must run a final 2.5km together, ensuring that the whole team finishes together. The Route: it

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5 Motivation Hacks

Whether you are a seasoned runner or just starting out, it’s often easy to allow your mind to talk you out of running particularly in the world of virtual training. Try these motivation hacks…  ALWAYS run early It doesn’t matter whether you’re a mum juggling kids, work and training, a singleton juggling work, or a fifty-plus juggling life, leaving your run or training until ‘later on in the day,’ is almost ALWAYS going to make it hard to stay motivated. Tiredness affects your mojo, so why work up fatigue all day to make it harder. Roll out of bed before

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