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Useful Running Links

Whether you’re a competitive club runner or wanting a new hobby, there are some very useful websites you should visit. With information on the best shoes and running products for you, as well as training and nutrition advice for multiple events, you’ll find all you need within the links below.

Runner’s World: A magazine with a variety of information for both beginners and those more advanced. Find tips on the best running products and training advice for multiple events. As well as information on nutrition and health and common injuries runners may experience.

Getting into Running

Couch to 5K: A week-by-week guide, for 9 weeks, to help you run 5K. Each week involves 3 runs, initially starting with a gradual walk-run programme and progressing up to a 5k run. Choose from one of the motivating coaches to help keep you focused and engaged. Ensure you stick to the guidance of 3 runs per week to avoid overuse injuries.

Parkrun: Free weekly community events all around the world. 5k events take place on Saturday mornings in parks and open spaces near you. On Sunday mornings, there are 2k junior parkruns for children aged 4-14. Parkrun is a very inclusive event where everyone is welcome whether you walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate. Local events include: Coldham’s Common parkrun, Fulbourn hospital parkrun, Storeys Field parkrun, Haverhill parkrun, Great Dunmow parkrun and Castle Park parkrun.

RunTogether: RunTogether provides fun, friendly, supportive and inclusive running opportunities for everyone, no matter your ability. Find running groups to share the experience with others and make new friends along the way.

England Athletics: Find an athletics club or running group near you. Meet new people and start a new exercise at the same time. Find groups that focus on specific terrains (e.g. trail or road) as well as wheelchair groups.


Where to Find Races and Events

RunBritain: Find races and events all across England, Scotland and Wales. Use filters to find the desired distance, surface and race type and enter online. You can also explore different training plans and ideas on how to develop your runs.

Find a Race: Explore 1000’s of running events as well as cycling, swimming and triathlon events. From 5k’s to ultra marathons and everything in between, including colour runs and obstacle courses.

RunThrough: Find races from a distance of 1 mile to marathons, all around the UK. The events are all well organised and also include some virtual events for those not quite ready to be surrounded by lots of people again.


Shoe Reviews

RunRepeat: 7million+ reviews of athletic shoes including running shoes, trail running shoes and track and field shoes. Each athletic shoe is given a score between 1-100 called the CoreScore. The higher the score, the better the reviews. Results from comprehensive shoe tests can also be found on the website.

Athletics Weekly – Shoe Guide: A guide to choosing the best running shoes for you. See honest reviews on all of the top training shoes, as well as tests carried out by experts in the field of running. Read guides on the best running shoes from each of the top brands and how to choose the perfect shoes for you.

Running Shoe’s Guru: ‘The best running shoes reviews on the internet.’ Testers run and analyse all the latest shoes. Plus read hundreds of reviews from readers.


Pace Calculators

Active – Running Pace Calculator: This pace calculator can be used to determine your 5k pace or your pace per mile for a given distance.

Strava – Running Pace Calculator: Calculate your finish time for popular race distances based on your expected pace. Use this calculator to determine your pace or time for a recent run or an upcoming event.

Runner’s World’s Training Pace Calculator: By inputting your recent race length and time, the calculator will work out how fast you should be running, to ensure you meet your full potential.



Strava: Track and analyse every aspect of your run using the Strava app. Use an iPhone or Android to track all of your performance stats and analyse them afterwards. Connect with your friends, share your workouts and motivate each other. Turn on Beacon and share your live location with friends and family, in case of an emergency.

DC Rainmaker: View lots of reviews on multiple tech equipment, including FitBit, Garmin, Whoop, action cams and much more. All the reviews are very detailed and each piece of tech has been tried and tested to provide you with the most accurate and honest reviews.

DesFit: YouTube videos reviewing fitness and sports technology, including GPS watches, earphones and apps.

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