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Training Tips for the new Canicrosser

Emily Thomas, Director of K9 Trail Time has provided some excellent tips on how to get into the sport of running with your dog(s); otherwise known as canicrossing. #1 – Train your voice commands as early as possible and as often as possible, you can start from when your dog is a pup to teach […]


Lockdown doesn’t mean you can’t have exercise goals

It’s been a while since I wrote a blog – I have a list of excuses, mainly around how busy (for which I am so grateful) I have been, but a friend gave me a nudge and suggested I blogged about what I have been up to. For those of you who have followed Virtual […]


At-Home Workout for Runners

An effective at-home workout is always handy if you are a runner. Sometimes you can’t get out and run for whatever reason, and you don’t want that to impact your fitness. An excellent at-home workout can enhance your running performance and even reduce your risk of injury when you get back outside. Here are our […]


A new way to run with your phone

The guys at Freetrain got in touch with us at Virtual Runner to tell us about a new product they have developed and launched. Mr Virtual Runner, aka Paul tested the V1 during a run (long run) as part of his virtual London Marathon on 4th October. Paul was very impressed with the fit, it […]


How It Feels To Run A Virtual Marathon

How It Feels To Run A Virtual Marathon Running solo has huge mental benefits and a virtual race can feel just as credible as the real thing Rosie Denny in her own words: Turning 40 this summer was the catalyst for running 26.2. Despite being a seasoned runner of nearly 20 years, the big one […]


How to Run A 5k At Home

Here are some simple ideas to give you the inspiration to workout at home by completing 5K from the comfort of your own space.


Running clothes made from recycled plastic bottles

Virtual Runner has been working with Scimitar Sports for a number of years. You will fairly often see a chance on our Facebook page to win some of their amazing goodies so do keep an eye out! Well this time it was my turn! The fab team at Scimitar sent me one of their tops […]


Not New Year’s resolutions, but goals

Me again, and this time I’m not going to focus too much on my marathon which is now just around the corner (3 weeks away! Eeeeekkk!) Instead, I am going to tell you of the goals I set myself in January and how this worked/didn’t work out for me. You will tell from what I […]


Marathon training continues

January is always a busy month for me, particularly with Virtual Runner. So alongside the best job in the world (which included Virtual Runner LIVE) and marathon training, I haven’t been great at keeping up with my blog. So here goes… If you haven’t read my previous blogs, I have entered to run 26.2 miles […]


The accidental marathon

As you might have read in my last blog, I am currently training for a marathon (Red Kite event in a very hilly part of Wales in late February, what could possibly go wrong?!) I am as I type in week 4 of my training. So far, so good! Last week, you could argue (and […]


December and 2020 Challenges

The December challenge is a chance for runners of all abilities to push themselves as you can choose between a goal of 25, 50, 100 or 200 kilometres.


My running secrets

For those of you who have followed Virtual Runner for some years are likely to know some of this. But here is a blog about where I am at with my running just now. I have ran a few marathons over the years since I took up running in 2013 including the London Marathon on […]


An introduction to the Virtual Runner app

The Virtual Runner app is here – everything you love about virtual running, now available for your smartphone! We wanted to make it as easy as possible for you to enjoy the benefits of virtual running, so the app does exactly that. Free to download for iOS and Android, it lets you find and buy a wide […]


Andrea Kelly – my running journey

I started running in 2007. It was a time before running apps, smart watches, running groups and Facebook. I used to drive my routes after I finished them to find out how far I had gone. In 2010 I fell pregnant. I managed to carry on running until I was 31 weeks when I ripped […]