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Couch to 5K – Virtual Couch to 5K

Running Bear Running Sessions

💥 Okay the bears have been mulling over some ideas and you know we get soooo much joy from the Couch to 5k programmes that we run, that we thought.. why not continue? 💭Adapt and continue, it’s what…

What is it like to Run an Ultra?

Runners’ Stories

What is it like to do an Ultra? Biddulph RC member Simon Hodgkiss tells us about his time doing the Manchester to Liverpool GBUltra… a great read for anyone considering one! “A 3am alarm call is never normally…

Can I run with pain? – Angie from Physiofit answers your questions

Bear Advice, Injury Prevention

Physiofit’s Angie Jackson was the host of this week’s Running Bear Virtual Running Club Facebook live series of Q&A sessions. Here she shares some of the questions asked and helps runners of all standards stay injury-free. Q: Can…

Injury: RICE is out, PEACE&LOVE is in!

Injury Prevention

From PhysioFit Following an injury, RICE is out… PRICE is out… and we are now into PEACE and LOVE for all our Bears! Thank you to our Canadian friends at The Running Clinic for their great resource. One…

Alignment ⚖

Injury Prevention

Physiofit for Runners: This exercise can help to maintain good hip and knee alignment so great for anyone who has back, hip, knee or ankle pain. Make sure you hip hinge to keep your weight back and avoid…

All things Hamstrings 🦵

., Injury Prevention

Clare from Yoga Life is bringing you a hamstring stretch to try! Runners often struggle with tight hamstrings especially as we build up our running through a training block Give this a try & let us know how…

Top Toe Tips 🐾

Bear Advice, Injury Prevention

Here are are some top toe tips from Emma at Premier Health & Fitness

Strength & Performance 🏋️‍♀️🏋️‍♂️

Injury Prevention

💥 Chris from Number One Health Strength Performance has created an amazing runners video guide for us to show you guys how to maintain strength and improve performance while in isolation: ⬆- Single leg strength ⬇ – Risk…

Hips Don’t Lie 😜

Injury Prevention

According to Runner’s World hip injuries on the rise – they state one sports medicine physicians survey found 1/4 of runners age 26-50 reported strained hip muscles last year! We often remember to stretch the muscles such as…

Boobies!👀👙

Bear Advice

Boobies! Something that we often neglect to talk about, often out of embarrassment but also because we don’t know where to start! •Encapsulation or compression? •What cup size? •What band size? •How tight should it feel? •Scoopback, racerback,…

Taping with Angie Jackson 💪

., Injury Prevention

Since re-opening we’ve seen a lot of people with tight calves (often from upping their running significantly in lockdown).  Here Angela from @PhysiofitUK shows us how to tape for a calf strain with @TheOnlyWayIs_UP kinesiology tape.    …

5 Things I Love about Running by Harry Lancaster (@runningtoeatmore)

Runners’ Stories

Exploration – This one is huge for me. The opportunity to explore new areas both local and nationwide (sometimes global) presented by running is one of my biggest motivations for doing it. Granted, a lot of the time…

Starting Running in Lockdown by RB Ambassador Carol

Runners’ Stories

New to Running in a Unusual Time  This is a strange time for all runners and I think I for one will come out of it either fatter or fitter (hopefully the latter)! Current guidelines allow one form…