Now we really need your help!


Now we really really need the fine people of this great city to help us!!

Not long to go now folks, come on get your friends and family on it ๐Ÿ™‚

We’ve been short listed as 1 of 10 groups to go forward as Decathlon’s running club of the year, but we need you guys to cast your votes to get us to the top spot!!

We might not have as many members as the other clubs nominated, but I guarantee we have helped more people and touched more hearts, so help us to continue ๐Ÿ™‚

Click here to be taken to the voting page ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

Choosing the correct running shoe

Running shoes that fit well, support your feet and enhance your performance are the first pre-requisite of a running program. ย 

Choosing a correct shoe for yourself is as much an art as it is a science and involves careful analysis of your individual requirement. Here we give you an insight into what all should you take into consideration before you pick up a pair of running shoes.

Running Shoes – Type of Foot

Every individual possesses a different set of characteristics, as far as the feet are concerned. The shape and structure of the foot goes a long way in determining the kind of shoe you need.

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Omega 3

There are actually three types of fatty acids that are collectively referred to as omega-3’s: ALA (alpha-linolenic acid), EPA (eicosapentaenoic), and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). Besides being hard to pronounce, they are extremely important to your health. Omega-3’s are “essential” fatty acids Read More…


Protein is the building block of life.ย  It helps to build muscle and tendons, repair the muscles in need of it and regulate hormones. Meats, white fish, shellfish, eggs, beans and nuts are common examples of foods that contain significant amounts of protein.

It is probably a safe bet, to say Read More…


Carbohydrates provide our muscles with fuel and they are our most efficient way of receiving energy. They are mainly divided into two groups: simple carbohydrates, and complex carbohydrates.

Simple carbohydrates (including fruit and sweets, fizzy drinks and chocolates) are the most basic form of sugar and provide a quick, short energy burst that doesnโ€™t last. They only add extra calories and not many nutrients.

Foods higher in carbohydrates include ones that provide dietary fibre and whole grains as well as those without added sugars. Natural food sources of carbohydrates include grains (rice, cereal); fruits (apples, oranges, bananas); starchy vegetables (peas, potatoes, corn); and dairy products (milk, cheese, yogurt). To understand the functioning and role of carbohydrates, it is very important to know its types.

The two vary nutritionally, and are broken down in different ways during digestion. Read More…

Gaze out from the mirror, don’t stare into it.

If you do your research, read 100 books, search 1000 websites, speak to 1,000,000 runners, the theme will be common:that running is a lonely sport, that its the most popular solo sports event since the dawn of time.

What a load of tripe. It is the biggest team event in the world.ย  Where else do you see 55,000 people tie their laces and all run in the same direction with the same goal? Read More…

959 sticks – only one strong bundle

On Sunday, 14 members of Stoke F.I.T. and it’s 2 qualified running leaders took on the massive challenge, along with 943 other runners from all over the country of running a hard horrible wet cold muddy race called Hell in the middle.

Over the 7 days of the week before, emails went Read More…

Next race:Sunday 24th February

The next race will be the Kype pool 5 organised by biddulph running club.

It is a lovely 5 mile run with a fantastic 1 mile fun run for YOUR children, so get them all involved whilst they’re young and influential!!

Information can be found here.

Entry form can be found here.

Level playing field

Another factor that could have a significant impact on running injuries is road camber. No doubt you always run on the right side of the road facing traffic (unless you’re lucky enough to have a home in Spain!). That’s good for safety reasons. But it also gives you a functional leg-length Read More…

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