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Sweet potato brownies

Did you know sweet potatoes are a superfood? They are packed full of powerful nutrients such vitamin C, potassium, iron, manganese and copper. Many runners fail to meet their manganese and copper needs, which can have an impact on performance since these minerals are...

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...

Thank you!

Last November, 25,000 people across 6 continents took part in Run in the Dark to help our mission to fast-track a cure for paralysis. We are so grateful to each and every runner, volunteer and supporter for their support as we aim to reach our fundraising target of...

Staying Motivated

There are times when the training can start to feel monotonous and getting out the door can become more of an effort than it was when you first started.  There’s nothing unusual about feeling bored from doing the same thing over and over again and sometimes all you...

Monitoring Progress

Every so often you need to stop and think about how far you’ve come as the progress won’t always be obvious or your training might not be productive. A simple test can be repeating a session from early on in your schedule that you found tough and comparing that with...

Improving Performance: The Fartlek Session

Once the routine has been established and you’ve spent sufficient time working on your base level fitness you can start thinking about how to improve your performance by getting the most from your available time. It’s still advisable to keep most of your training at...

Staying Injury Free & Safe

 Running places a lot more stress on the lower limbs than they may be used to and that in turn can lead to running related injuries but in most cases these injuries can be avoided.  In the beginning your fitness level will improve quite quickly as it doesn’t take long...

Why gathering momentum slowly is crucial to staying the course

A lot of beginner runners give up in the early stages of a new training plan and it's partly because they try too hard and that takes away the enjoyment. Momentum must be built slowly and gradually and if it feels too hard then the chances are it is too hard and the...

 

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