Join Nell as she trains for her first attempt at the Virgin London Marathon in April 2011
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The tale of your average runner taking on new challenges after meeting some extraordinary characters
The Running Bug's Dan Foley on running, health and what's going on at Running Bug HQ.
Follow the trials and tribulations of Sarah Lees as she tackles her first London Marathon.
From total beginner to half-marathoner (I hope!) in time for my 46th birthday. Thoughts about vegan nutrition and women's health along the way.
Forget getting fit Pam Swift just wanted to get into her favourite clothes, that was her biggest motivation. So a few months down the line what's changed?
Julie is a runner and a coach who has a passion for health and fitness and a strong belief that strength training is a must every runners week.
From unfit and overweight to ultra fit but still a little overweight! The trials and tribulations of Jonathan's journey from three miles to 53... and beyond.
The story of Bug co-founder Joe Mountain's jungle marathon, where venom, acid and jaguars were all in a day's racing
A beginner runner from Mansfield, who tries hard to fit running around, work, home and two young children.
Mary tackles barefoot running for the first time. She shares her ups, downs, thoughts and musings about minimalist running as she competes in races for charity.
Former track hurdler, 30s, seeks multisport nirvana. Must fit around family and job; must be prepared to make allowances for finite talent, budget, and hours in day.
Not a 'natural exerciser' by any stretch of the imagination, lacing up the trainers is often as much a battle of the mind as a battle of the legs! See what Sarah decides to do to keep herself on the straight and narrow...
An international marathon runner in the 80s and still fast in her fifties, the lessons Julia has learnt mastering her running have
helped her better master life. Find out how here!
Tough girl Aimee is looking to take on new challenges and try anything to get the heart racing and adrenaline flowing.
Kate Allatt survived a brainstem stroke with Lockedin syndrome. She couldn't walk, talk, swallow or move, only blink. Prior to that she ran 70 miles and was preparing to scale Kilimanjaro. Now her challenge is to run 1km in the Percy Pud race in Sheffi
Accomplished ultra-marathon runner. Gazelle-like sprinter. Writer of a blog that hardly ever goes off at random tangents. None of these statements apply to Jay, who (happily) still feels like a beginner despite having starting running a year ago.
Mark started running in a bit to quite smoking in 2007. By 2010 he ran from Amsterdam to Barcelona and now runs ultra marathons anywhere my passport will allow him. Mark is a motivational speaker, follow his progress and advice on goal setting.
Personal Trainer Kim, a Sports NLP Coach & Sports Therapist, shares her top tips for all areas of running, helping you complete your first race with confidence or to gain the edge in your next race. Kim trains clients from GB athletes to beginners.
With the news of his new baby, Rowan decided to put the beers, cigs and the rest to one side and run the Great Langdale once again. Caught by the running bug, he's finding it's infectious.
Committed to training as a professional triathlete for three years, Todd Leckie's regime is often swim, bike, run, sleep, repeat. But some interesting stuff also happens along the way...
Get your mind right and the rest will come. David Brown from The Academy of The Sporting Mind on the mental side of running
Follow Edward, runner, beer lover and big man, as he prepares for a 100 mile race and examines the artistic side of a running life.
A chartered physiotherapist, runner and all-round 'into his exercise' kinda guy, Matt sets about debunking injury and rehabilitation myths.
Fiona Bugler is a mum of two and a runner and writer with ambitions to run a sub three-hour marathon
Edward's been running for nearly 30 years, but at 54 is witnessing first hand the fall-off in performance that ageing brings. Humour and help in equal portions for anyone suffering the same fate.
Caolan is a runner, a mother, a wife, a climber, and a philosopher (I think about and teach Philosophy for a living) .Some think I have a little running problem - but running is like eating to me.
Dee was a non-runner who said: ‘Why not?’ when offered a place on the London Marathon three years ago. Now, she's about to run the race of a lifetime, the notorious Marathon des Sables ultra marathon.
Inspired by his wife's illness, Dan decided to run 800k in 12 months for charity. This is his story.
Running is about setting challenges. Here's one set to motivate many people rather than just the individuals.
By running five marathons in five weeks, Alex hopes to inspire others to take action to save the environment. Follow his training, thoughts and motivations here.
The trials and tribulations of a 50-something preparing to run 100 miles in the name of Factor50.
Thoughts and actions from running outside the box.
A 20-something non-runner who has stupidly signed herself up for a half marathon — can she do it?
Ramblings of a first time Marathon des Sabler. It’s just a jog in the sand, right?
Radio 1 DJ Greg James had a dream; to run his first marathon in London’s Olympic year. Teaming up with his producer Laura, Greg is realising his dream and will run the London Marathon in support of The Stroke Association and in memory of his Grandfather.
Father to a brilliant boy, Finley. Husband to a lucky lady, Gabrielle (although to be fair I am punching above my weight), founder of realrunners.co.uk and massive athletics fan. Training for Hamburg Marathon (2.28) and hoping for sub 2.20 later this year.
James coaches runners and triathletes of all levels to help them improve their running technique, develop functional strength and promote increased mobility and good running posture. Read his practical advice for all runners.
Follow The Running Bug for updates on all the latest news, reviews, events and gossip from the world of running, as well as keeping up to date with all the new features coming to the site.
Health & Fitness journalist, Personal Trainer and keen runner Kristoph Thompson shares his tips and advice on how to get more from your run.
Sammy Margo is a spokesperson for the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. She is also the author of The Good Sleep Guide and The Good Sleep Guide for Kids.
Marathon runner, cook and author of Go Faster Food, Kate Percy, shares her love of food, tasty recipes and top nutrition tips to fuel your training, racing and recovery.
I decided to make 2012 my ‘Olympic year’, going from fat to fit (losing over 60lbs in 9 months) and discovering a genuine love of running.
Join Fell Running Guide on his off road running adventures in the Peak District and beyond. Hopefully inspiring others to take to the fells
After having 3 friends pass away i have been running 3 times a week since March. I have been entering competitive runs since June.
I've won only one race in my lifetime, and that was inside a prison when one of the inmates threw up after just 100 metres! But I do know a bit about running races and I am the author of "Around the British Isles in 80 Races".
Family Man, Race Director & Ultra Runner - never in the same place for long - join me on my adventures around the world!
Get Running: How to Get Started, Stay Motivated and Run Your Best with tips from Matt Roberts
3000km in 365 days of 2013, running an avg of over 8km per day to succeed. Every run, race & km will be covered in this blog.
I decided 2013 was the year for something much bigger. With the help I received from the mental health charity Mind, I realised I could now give something back. Follow me through the journey I'm taking to run 3000km in a year for Mind!
We are a team of six firefighters that are raising money for HOPE for Children. Our target is to raise in excess of £45,000 and to achieve this we are taking part in the Marathon des Sables 2014.
A runner for more years than I have fingers and toes. Founder member of Warley Woods Pacers and, 10 years a charity runner/volunteer supporting Whizz Kidz
White House physio, marathon runner and triathlete Steve gives no-nonsense advice about how to get the most out of running and stay safe at the same time.
As a fan of running long there is plenty of time for wandering thoughts whilst roaming.
Running and running a business is a hectic combination. Follow my blog as I train and prepare for ultra6 in July 2013.
Follow me over a 1000 mile journey from overweight smoking couch potato to competitive runner. Be inspired to live a healthier lifestyle. If I can do it, so can you.
I run despite my crazy family!!!Its not that they are not supportive but between the four teenagers and a dog plus a cat with dementia life is complicated And dont get me started on my loony sister and bonkers elderly parents..
Ian (ips44) is a single parent to a 9 year old girl, after becoming a widower 4years ago. He delivers eggs and works part time in an art gallery. Hobbie include reading, football watching, cooking, antiques and wine...and now running!
I'm a running coach and member of the England Ultra Distance Team.
Our resident running expert on her own journey to her first marathon and beyond!
Lover of the best things in life; my sexy husband, gorgeous cat, running, adventure and travel!
During The Ultimate Trail Philippe and Anna Gatta will be covering over 1000 miles through the mountainous country of Nepal.
This is a blog of my journey training for the London Marathon so people can see the effort I am putting in to encourage sponsorship for Macmillan Cancer Support and help reach my target and raise more awareness for this amazing cause.
Come discover the benefits and joys of being a runner. Stories, training tips, nutritious recipes, gear reviews and general running interest stories are featured here. Run for your life!
This blog will describe how I've returned to running after about 5 years away from it, and what my hope are in terms of what running can do for me long term.
Who has magic numbers that they use as training challenges or aims? Obscure numbers that don't mean anything to anyone else that only you know the true relevance and meaning of.
Chasing Fitness. Running / Paragliding – Adventure
Francesca Baker is a freelance writer currently wandering the world with her eyes wide open and scribbling about. Partial to music, reading, culture, walking, cycling, wine, crazy events, smiling, and life.
I moved to Chamonix a year and a half ago (having given up my broadcast journalism career).
Musings of a Blogging Runner
Matt Beardshall, author of Coast to Coast, has been described as “the runner’s runner”. Here’s his unique take on life on the run.
Moriarty muses on why we run and shares the story of how it helped him recover from alcoholism.
For self confessed computer geek, Michael Lysons, running is all about having fun. Well, most of the time it is.
Follow elite marathon runner, Ben Moreau, on his path to the 2012 Olympics (via the newsagents to satisfy his love of chocolate).
Record-breaking ultra runner, glamorous grandmother and fan of all things pink, Mimi Anderson.
Ultra runners, personal trainers and beginners are all part of the Bug's Blogging team. Check out our running blogs below and let them know what you think by leaving a comment.
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