Summertime and the running is easy!

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In another month's time, we will be treated to the longest day of the year. It's time to make the most of the lighter evenings and opportunities this offers. Here we bring ideas, advice and guidance for running activity this summer.

Pick and mix your surfaces

Most runners take part in events that are run predominantly on the road and, whilst this is great for fast times, it is usually the least forgiving of all surfaces so even if you are training for a road race it is advisable to vary the terrain that you run on and this is the perfect time of year to do it! For more click here.

Fartlek or speed play

Fartlek training literally means 'speed play' in Swedish, which is where it originated. This training technique was employed by Gosta Holmer, coach to world record holders Gunder Haag and Arne Anderson as he worked to increase their leg-turnover and speed-endurance. Summer is the perfect time of year to work on your speed. For more click here.

Oxygen Rich Air

Is there any better time of year than May for woodland running? The senses are bombarded with stimulanting aromas and running feels good. It may also have something to do with the quality of the air. For more click here.

For more training advice click here.