I just ran my first 5 km, now what?

You’ve been training hard for the past few months since the dreaded COVID hit and you gradually worked your way up to running your first 5 kilometre distance non-stop. Congratulations! This is a huge deal! You had a goal and systematically worked your way towards it until you achieved. Your initial reaction is no doubt […]

What to Eat Before a Long Run

It is fair to say that we all tolerate foods differently. Just like with most things diet and exercise related, I believe that there is not a ‘one-size-fits-all’ type of solution when it comes to what we should be fueling our bodies with before we head out for a run. I know some runners who […]

Goal Setting: 3 Simple Tips to Help you Succeed

Before I became a runner, I often thought to myself – wouldn’t it be nice to announce to the household “Oh, I’m just heading out for a run”? I never really thought I would see that day, mainly because I just didn’t know where to start. Fast forward a few years and I could not […]

3 Common Mistakes made by New Runners (and how to avoid them)

You said you wouldn’t, but you’ve jumped on board the running bandwagon. It’s everywhere right now, so it’s pretty hard not to get involved – everyone’s doing it, right? Whether you’re Week 1 or Week 10 into your new running regime, the advice here is the same – don’t get caught in the injury cycle […]

Running: Is foot pain normal?

Have you ever experienced foot pain during or after running? In this blog, podiatrists from Brisbane Foot Clinic give us the low down on when enough is enough… Running, especially long distance running, takes a lot of mental strength. When you have been pounding the pavement, by yourself, for 2-3 hours you need to block […]

5 Tips to Keep You Running through Winter

Typically in Sydney, Australia during Autumn we experience cooler mornings and beautiful bright warm sunny days. With such sunshiny days and less humidity, these perfect running conditions are always welcomed and of course we make the most of them. However, staring down the barrel of Winter’s commencement in only a couple of weeks and with […]

Can I run through it?

Bree from Thrive Physiotherapy answers your burning question.. Can I run through it?  The simple answer is: probably. As a runner, I’m not likely to stop running, even if a physio suggests it’s for the best. So, as a Physio, I’m going to be realistic and find a way to keep you running rather than […]

Plantar Fasciitis – A common runners/walkers injury

Today we hear from Jenny McPhail, one of our amazing ambassadors. She is also an accredited Exercise Scientist, personal trainer and doing her masters in clinical exercise physiology. Plantar Fasciitis are two words most runners don’t want to hear. It’s a painful condition where even placing your feet down out of bed in the morning […]

No More Excuses

According to a recent survey conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, over 60% of Adult Australians live a mostly sedentary lifestyle. In short, this means that more than half of our population spends a lot of time sitting down. This may be at home or work, and can actually be counteracted by purposeful participation […]

Top 5 reasons to wear the bright tights

Gemma & christy running

By Gemma Holly one of RunFaster’s amazing ambassadors! My first running outfit was my old soccer shorts. Then I bought my first “running uniform” – an aqua singlet and black ¾ tights. I definitely felt more like a proper runner when I had the right gear. But soon enough I started admiring those ladies rocking […]