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Category - Runners’ Stories

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…

Mark Wrigley – an athlete’s story to inspire!

Runners’ Stories

This is a story that will not only inspire you but blow your mind. It’s about a man in his 50’s who felt that he hadn’t fulfilled his potential as a young athlete and wanted to come back…

Retro Running by Nigel Holmes

Runners’ Stories

I knew nothing about Retro Running which is the term for running backwards, until I chanced upon the UK Retro Running Championships which were being held in Heaton Park about 8 years ago. The park is close to my…

The Artist behind the Heaton Collection – William Heaton

Runners’ Stories

Running Bear are delighted to have collaborated with accomplished runner and acclaimed local artist, William Heaton, to produce The Heaton Collection, a unique and artistically beautiful range of clothing, “Artwork on a Sporting Canvas”.  To see more of…

The West Highland Way

Runners’ Stories

In March the Bear interviewed one of his friends, Malcolm Fowler, about running the West Highland Way (WHW). When two other friends, Cat and Kate, read about it, they decided that they’d like to do it but in…

WISE WORDS FROM THE ORIGINAL MEMBERS OF THE WILMSLOW RUNNING CLUB

Runners’ Stories

Structured Training, with Variety • “Apply the three R’s: Regularity, Regularity, Regularity” – Trevor Faulkner • Be consistent with the three critical training sessions: Tuesday intervals, a tempo run and a longer run • If you stress your…

The West Highland Way

Runners’ Stories

Malcolm has been a regular customer of Running Bear for over twenty years. He’s always had a passion for fell running and cross country and since he retired from the police in 2015, he’s enjoyed many running adventures,…