Run in the Dark’s Motivation Music

Whether you're a running newbie or trying to beat your personal best, training for any race is difficult so why not make it a little easier? When your run is feeling a little lacklustre, blasting your favourite tunes is one of the best ways to get back in gear! And,...

6 yoga poses for runners

In the first of a series of blogs for Run in the Dark, yoga, meditation and mindfulness teacher Lee Tracey talks through 6 yoga poses to complement and enhance your running training... and they can all be done on your living room floor! Imagine as you read this you...

Avocado and Oat Muffins Recipe

Oats are often described as the ideal fuel for runners. Unlike processed cereals or white breads, the carbohydrates in oats are complex carbohydrates. Complex carbohydrates are slower to digest, which prevents a sugar crash, and they contain more fiber and nutrients...

How I lost 10kg in 10 weeks – Mark Pollock

I’ve been doing all sorts of diets for years. And, they’ve  pretty much been a failure every time. But this summer I lost 10 kgs. Here are the 3 things I did to get there: Goals & Public Accountability Back on 18th June I weighed in at 85.2 kgs. And, I set myself a...

Run in the Dark 8-week Training Plan

Looking to get your training started, but not sure how where to begin? We've got you covered! Our Run in the Dark coach, John O'Regan, has designed training plans to get you ready to run 5km or 10km in 10 weeks. We've also included some tips to keep you motivated...

Come work with us

The Mark Pollock Trust is hiring two sales and customer service staff to work on Run in the Dark 2018. This is a 3-month contract working in a busy, dynamic office with the opportunity to be part of a global running event and support a worthwhile cause.

Sweet potato brownies

Sweet potatoes are a good source of vitamin C, potassium, iron, and the two trace minerals manganese and copper. Many runners fail to meet their manganese and copper needs, which can have an impact on performance since these minerals are crucial for healthy muscle...

Pumpkin, Cinnamon and Spelt Bread

Busy Halloween weekend? Tina our Run In The Dark Nutrition expert recommends you make the best use of all those reduced price pumpkins in the shop to boost those energy levels again! "Pumpkins are another way to load up on electrolytes without a lot of added calories...

Nutty Porridge Bread

Protein is key for exercise recovery. So for anyone recovering from a busy weekend's running, why not boost your protein intake with this great Nutty Porridge Bread recipe. Top with banana and pair with a glass of milk for a quick recovery snack! INGREDIENTS 2 cups of...

Meet Tina!

I'm Tina and when I took up running I never thought I would run a 5k let alone a 50k! It's amazing how months of persistence and determination can pay off. The support and encouragement from my fellow runners inspired and encouraged me to continue to challenge my...


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