Race organisers – This is what matters most to runners about an event…

Race organisers – This is what matters most to runners about an event…

Posted March 10th 2017 by The 2017 Running Awards

Following our recent runners survey, with over a thousand responses, we take a look at what matters the most to runners when choosing an event; is it fantastic support to help you through the pain barrier? Beautiful surroundings? A well-priced race? The opportunity to prove yourself with a new PB? No, surprisingly runners are lazy, Location is key.

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What to listen to when running, if anything…

What to listen to when running, if anything…

Posted February 06th 2017 by The 2017 Running Awards

A common debate amongst runners, what to listen to. Personally, when training it is invariably a podcast, but looking at the results of our survey I am in the minority, so I’ll try and take an unbiased look at the results and latest facts out there on the matter…

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Sleep and Endurance Races

Sleep and Endurance Races

Posted December 06th 2016 by The 2017 Running Awards

Inspired by the ultras on offer in The Running Awards Endurance category, I started training for an ultra myself. It’s my first race that will take more than a day, with a cut-off time of 60 hours. When I tell people this, their eyes boggle. “What about sleep?” they ask. Well, first they ask, “Are you insane?” but sleep is usually the second question. Being the running nerd that I am, I’ve delved into some of the research to find out what other runners do...

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Facts on Long Runs

Facts on Long Runs

Posted November 21st 2016

The 2017 Running Awards most recent poll found that when it comes to training a staggering 63% of runners prefer a long run over all other types of training. With this in mind we take a look at the most interesting stats on long distance running

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The Runners’ Christmas List

The Runners’ Christmas List

Posted November 14th 2016 by The 2017 Running Awards

It’s that time of year again, the John Lewis’ advert, Christmas trees and chocolate Advent Calendars sold in time to go off by Christmas...

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Find Your Perfect Training Programme

Find Your Perfect Training Programme

Posted October 25th 2016 by The 2017 Running Awards

The results are in! On the face of it, runners prefer morning runs, Half Marathons and to get their gait analysed when buying the right running shoes. 41.6% of runners will also train in the gym 2 or more times a week and with the Winter months approaching this is likely to rise.

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New Event - Category Open

New Event - Category Open

Posted September 30th 2016 by The 2017 Running Awards

The 2017 Running Awards was setup not only to create the impartial catalogue of the best in running, but also to find to find out what's new out there. So, with that in mind, we're delighted to open the Best New Event category. Come help your favourite new event with your free nomination/vote here.

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Runners vote on Russia’s ban from the Paralympics

Runners vote on Russia’s ban from the Paralympics

Posted September 16th 2016 by The 2017 Running Awards

The IPC’s decision to ban all Russian athletes from the Paralympics, when the same action was not taken at the Olympics, not only caused a stir around the world but had some serious consequences. Here we look at our running community’s opinions on the decision following the results of last week’s poll.

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