Julie Bassett

7 tips for a successful running streak

Mention the words ‘running’ and ‘streak’ in conversation with non-runners, and chances are you’ll be meet with blushes. But in the running world, the ‘streak’ takes on a whole new meaning: it simply means to run every day for...

T8 running pants – a review

Pants are just pants, right? Except when they’re not. The right pants for runners can make a huge difference to your running experience. This is especially true if you’re into long distances or starting to build up your monthly...

9 books about running worth reading

There are literally hundreds of books about running. From training manuals to autobiographies, fictional works to real-life adventures, you could fill the rest of your days reading about running. But because there is so much out there, it's pretty hard...

Top tips for running in the rain

It’s been a long day. It’s dark outside. And now it’s just started to chuck it down. The thought of going running in the rain isn’t that appealing. But if you’re in training for a 2020 race, or just...

Running in the dark – top tips for staying safe

Whether you run in the morning or evening, at some point you may have to start running in the dark. Even if you are not running particularly late (or early), running in the dark can be a completely different...

What it’s like to run a 26-lap marathon

“I’ve signed up for another marathon,” I said, back in 2014. This came as little surprise to any of my family, who knew I had my sights set on a PB after getting a few decent road marathons under...

Review: The Rise of the Ultra Runners

I’m a big fan of Adharanand Finn’s previous books, The Way of the Runner and Running with the Kenyans. I also like to run ultramarathons. So, when given the chance to review the author and runner’s latest book, The...

Race: Larmer Tree Half Marathon

The UK really does offer some of the most beautiful places to run. Larmer Tree Gardens in Wiltshire is certainly no exception. The beautifully landscaped gardens often play host to weddings and parties, and even a weekend music festival....

Taking on the Chiltern Way Challenge

The many trails and footpaths of the UK present opportunities for epic challenges for ultrarunners, and the Chiltern Way Footpath is no exception. This May, Tim Mills will be taking on the 134-mile (215K) circular route to help raise...

Interview: Primrose’s Kitchen

We chat to Primrose Matheson of Primrose’s Kitchen about key foods for runners and why her breakfast products are different to others on the market. Introducing Primrose's Kitchen There are so many products out there on our supermarket aisles these days,...

About Me

Julie is the editor of Run Deep and a keen runner. Taking part in everything from parkrun to ultramarathons, Julie lives, breathes and writes about running. Usually found getting lost on a trail or footpath somewhere in Dorset.
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7 tips for a successful running streak

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