40 Best running blogs to follow in 2021
Keep the motivation pumping with these forty awesome running blogs.
Through hours of researching, reading, and looking at the occasional off-topic funny cat video, we’ve put together a list of forty popular running blogs.
To choose these best running blogs, we’ve picked these based on a mixture of science, storytelling, relatability, and of course, a wealth of information. Be sure to add a couple to your reading list for that next lazy Sunday.
Also, if you have or know a running blog that is worth featuring be sure to get in touch and we’ll consider adding it to the list. You can contact us by email or by filling out a form here.
Would it really be a list of popular running blogs without including the ever so famous Runner’s World? With a large team of writers, runners, and fitness enthusiasts, Runner’s World post daily with regular running tips, motivational stories, updates on Championship events, product reviews and so much more!
The Run Experience is one of our go-to running blogs for all things training. With advice including how to train for a 5k, how to get your nutrition in check, proper running form and technique, and plenty of motivation, we highly recommend checking them out!
Chances are you’ve heard of Women’s Running, it’s up there with some of the most popular running blogs. Women’s Running post frequent training advice, running news, nutrition, recipes, and even injury prevention tactics to take your running to the next level.
Amanda Brooks is a certified running coach, fitness enthusiast, and owner of Run to the finish – a running blog designed to help ‘middle of the pack runners’ with all aspects of their training. This includes injury prevention, coaching, how to enjoy running, and even some healthy, yet super tasty recipes.
From skiving PE lessons to helping hundreds of Women start and return to running, Lazy Girl Running is a blog for those looking to increase training motivation through a variety of means. This includes a weekly podcast with inspiring athletes as well as updates on her own running progress and coaching classes.
Janae began running when she was just twelve-years-old with her older sister. Since then, she has completed more than ten marathons, was a high school health and PE teacher, and now blog owner of Hungry Runner Girl. Janae is super relatable and honest with her readers, providing advice on all things training and even life in some posts!
Let’s get running was formed back in 2011 by Great Britain’s Shaun Dixon. Shaun now provides experienced coaching to runners and even companies across both the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. You may also enjoy their weekly podcast where Shaun and Jermaine interview guests from the world of athletics and endurance sports.
Jason Fitzgerald is a 2:39 marathoner, certified coach, and an Amazon bestseller for his book ‘Running for health & happiness.’ Jason also helps thousands of runners to achieve their goals, increase motivation, and prevent injury through his blog and coaching services over at Strength Running. Popular blog posts include how to break the three-hour mark for the marathon, running technique made simple, and a wealth of posts on injury prevention.
9. Run Young 50
Katie Holmes has created a blog catered for older female runners who Katie felt were left out of the spotlight with less attention paid towards this age group. Visit Run Young 50, and you will find a wealth of interviews of over 50 Women runners, the history of Women’s endurance running, and a variety of other blog posts to increase your training motivation.
10. Ben Parkes
Ben Parkes is a 2:25 marathoner, running coach, and blogger. Ben provides a wealth of knowledge mixed with personal experiences, making for quite the read. We recommend checking out some of his more popular articles such as recovery tips and tricks, how to fuel for long runs, and what to do when your race doesn’t go to plan.
11. Too fat to run
Too fat to run is one of the world’s only running resources and support sites specifically designed to cater for larger Women. The blog contains popular posts such as are your money issues you making FAT, 10 easy (ish) ways to start running, and why popular resolutions (just like diets) don’t work.
12. James Runs Far
James, or as his friends like to call him ‘curly Williams’, runs far, as hinted at by the name of the blog. James offers an abundance of free training advice via his blog alongside paid coaching services available over at his site. We recommend checking out our favourite post of his on how to create a race strategy.
13. Vegan Runners
If going green is your thing, we suggest giving the Vegan Runner’s blog a look. One member even completed a marathon dressed as a broccoli… now that is commitment! You will also find blog posts on topics such as how to make your running event more vegan-friendly, regular race reports and updates, and even club membership for as little as £6 a year to rep those vegan colours whenever and wherever you are.
14. Running Brina
Spreading the joy and power of running via her blog, Brina injects a huge sense of relatability paired with plenty of top tips and training advice. We particularly like her blog post on why runners should take prebiotics.
For someone who was never interested in physical exercise before, Shelby is now obsessed with the sport of running like so many of us. On her blog, Running and Schmidt, you’ll find a selection of race recaps, informative blog posts, product reviews, one on one coaching, and even her favourite playlists.
What makes the Running & Schmidt running blog so great is the wide variety of content combined with the vast and useful snippets of knowledge in those training-specific blogs. We recommend checking out her playlist of the month for that little extra kick of motivation!
16. Badass Lady Gang
Originally ‘Run, selfie, repeat,’ Kelly has now switched up her ideas and started the blog ‘bad ass lady gang.’ If you can’t tell by the title, this blog is dedicated to strong, smart, united, driven, and funny Women who love fitness. Blog posts include training tips, inspiring stories, half-marathon and marathon tips, and so much more!
Marathon training academy is a running blog set up by running couple, Angie and Trevor. Angie mainly runs the blog while Trevor is the manager and producer of the corresponding podcast. On their podcast, you’ll find interviews with popular and influential faces from the running community including Scott Jurek, Ryan Hall, Frank Shorter, and others.
Between the two of them, Angie and Trevor have completed over eight-four marathons. That’s correct – you read it right the first time! I guess that makes them more than qualified to provide training advice, especially if you’re looking to conquer your first attempt at the 26.2-mile challenge.
18. Ali On The Run
Ali is a freelance writer, podcast host, runner, blogger, and proud parent. Ali started her blog back in October of 2010 as a way to make new friends. Since then, Ali has had many popular blog posts, including how she started to run, reasons why you should run with friends, and the post about the day she finally felt like a runner.
19. The Runner Beans
Created by Charlie Watson back in 2011, The Runners Beans blog provides highly inspirational and relatable blog posts alongside a fair share of race reports. Even for those who don’t run, this blog is a must follow if you enjoy the honest accounts and stories of somebody’s life.
20. The PHD Runner
Created by Emma Neachell, The PHD Runner shares her running adventurers, advice, injuries, and even runs in unique locations around the country. If you’re looking for something different yet refreshing, we highly recommend checking out her blog!
21. Fannetastic Food
If you’re looking for healthy recipes look no further than Fannetasic Food! Anne is a registered dietician, runner, and blog writer who shares exercise tips, race recaps, health tips, and, of course, healthy yet super tasty meal ideas up to three to four times per week.[click_to_tweet tweet=”Looking for some extra reading? Check out these 40 awesome running blogs!” quote=”Looking for some extra reading? Check out these 40 awesome running blogs!” theme=”style3″]
Dr. Nick is a podiatrist specialising in foot and ankle surgery as well as a highly enthusiastic runner. Combing his two passions, Dr. Nick created his running blog, sharing his expert knowledge on running injuries, running form, and general all-around running health. As well as Dr. Nick’s expert advice on running injuries, you’ll also find plenty of up to date gear reviews to keep your running arsenal stocked up.
Runtastic is up there with some of the best running blogs at the moment. With dedicated pages for cardio, strength, nutrition, daily habits, and success stories there’s plenty to dive into. Popular posts include whether or not you should eat carbs after an evening run, five training tips for effective muscle building, and finally how to start your digital detox and what you can expect from it.
24. Trail Sisters
Gina founded Trail Sisters once she realised the lack of emphasis and resources directed towards women in outdoor sports. Therefore, with her new blog, Gina aspired to build a community of women to inspire others to lead a healthy lifestyle, while also exploring, adventuring, and protecting the earth’s playgrounds. We particularly like her regular updates providing us with greater insight into her personal adventure, in both life and in running.
The team at iRunFar bring you the latest trail and ultra-running news, tips to improve your running form, and many, many trail running shoe reviews! We particularly enjoy the mix of authors, making for an exciting read each and every blog post – certainly one to check out if you’ve found your usual reading to be a little stale.
Laura Norris is a certified running coach, writer, long-distance runner, and outdoor enthusiast amongst other things. Laura’s blog contains everything you need to know about running from training tips such as running a marathon with a stroller to a host of product reviews.
Laura’s blog is definitely one to check out! You may also stumble across Laura’s work on popular sites such as Women’s Running, Runkeeper, and Rainer Fruit.
Beginning as early as fourteen years old, Flora mentions her relationship with food and exercise to be “dodgy, “consequently resulting in her often feeling unhappy. With the help of friends, family, doctors, and most notably her Instagram community, Flora was able to regain a sense of health both mentally and physically.
Since then, Flora still posts regularly on her Instagram, has set up a blog covering everything from overtraining as a runner to sustainability in the running community and also posts regular YouTube videos sharing her current training which includes running, boxing, and all-round fitness alongside race routines and the odd day in the life video.
28. Run Mummy Run
Bringing together thousands of runners, Run Mummy Run has one of the warmest and most supportive online communities that supports women all over the world. With countless blog posts including post-pregnancy running tips, injury prevention, and how to prepare for your first race for life, you’re sure to find something worth a read here.
Whether you’re a new mum, a mother of five, or a single parent, Run Mummy Run is full of useful running and training advice, be sure to check it out!
29. Run Eat Repeat
Monica, founder of Run Eat Repeat is a holistic health coach and certified running coach who took up running after high school to lose a little bit of weight. Thinking she would never run a race, Monica has now completed over fifty half-marathons and thirty full marathons in various locations including Juralsem, Las Vegas and New York.
On Monica’s blog you will find an extensive list of blog posts, recipes, training plans, and her very own podcast talking all things running. We’re a big fan of her Q&A themed posts, offering great depth into given topics such as marathon training.
Allie Burdick shares her running experiences, race reports, and in one case her platinum blonde hair. If you’re looking for a running blog with a personal touch look no further than Allie. We personally like her post on how to tidy up your entire life – worth a read if you’ve got a spare five minutes!
If you’d like to check out Allie’s impressive running achievements be sure to check the ‘VITA races’ page on her blog, available from the main toolbar.
Steve Magness is a performance consultant to high performing athletes, coach to Olympians and ten top finishers at the Boston marathon, author of Peak Performance (and other hits), and lecturer in exercise science and strength conditioning at St. Mary’s University in the UK.
Steve’s work has been featured in the New York Times, ESPN, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and several other media outlets. We recommend tuning in to his podcast, reading his knowledgable blog posts, and taking Steve’s advice to help you become a stronger, healthier, and fitter runner.
Heather Hart is an ACSM certified exercise physiologist, athlete, and mom. With experience coaching clients and working on a one to one basis in a professional setting, Heather shares her knowledge here, on her blog.
At Relentless Forward Commotion, you’ll find blogs about running and racing tips, gear reviews, and races and adventures. We recommend checking out her beginner’s guide to running.
Founder of Runnin for sweets, Maggie, has a love for fitness and the great outdoors. She also has quite the sweet tooth, hence the name and her love for ice cream. On Maggie’s blog, you will find regular running tips, workouts, free printable training plans, and fitness motivation.
We suggest checking out one of Maggie’s posts on how to fix muscular imbalances, helping you become a stronger, faster, and less injury-prone runner.
34. Rich Roll blog
Chances are you’ve heard of Rich Roll, especially if you’re involved in the ultra or triathlon world. Author of Finding Ultra, finisher of the Ultraman endurance challenge, podcast host with just under three-hundred thousand subscribers, and plant-based living enthusiast.
I first discovered Rich Roll on his podcast, in an episode with David Goggins, former Navy Seal and “toughest man alive.” Upon finishing the episode, I got my hands on a copy of Finding Ultra – an excellent read I’d recommend to all runners (expect a review on this shortly). Rich’s blog is an extension of his book and podcast, with highly informative blog posts, videos, and insight into Rich’s previous struggle with drugs and alcohol.
You can also find Rich’s podcast by clicking here.
By now, you’ve likely heard of Under Armour. Heck, you probably have a few of their tech tees or running socks. Anyways, similar to how Adidas set up their own running blog known as Runtastic, Under Armour’s blog, MapMyRun provides you with useful training advice and tips on how to use their running and fitness app.
Lucy participated in her first triathlon back in 2014 and has now completed over twenty-five triathlons and numerous other multi-sport events. Since then, she’s managed to qualify to represent team GB at the European age group championships and is even an ambassador for the well-known campaign, This Girl Can in Essex.
On Lucy’s blog, Paddle Pedal Pace, you’ll find various triathlon-focused blog posts. So, whether you’re looking for advice on how to get started in the water, how to get quicker on the bike, or how to crush your personal best, you’re sure to find it here.
37. Fine Fit Day
With more than a decade of experience in the fitness industry, Carly now shares her knowledge about running (and training) via her blog, Fine Fit Day. Alongside regular blog posts, Carly also provides in-person and online training via Zoom – ideal for everyone still working out from home over the past year or so.
38. Keep It simpElle
Elle is a fitness professional who loves all things running, cycling, and swimming. Well, apparently still working on loving the running part, but that’s a phase we all go through. Right?
Anyways, back on track – what makes the Keep it simpElle blog so unique? Aside from booking professional fitness classes from home, Elle regularly posts about topics outside of just running, swimming, and cycling. For example, you’ll find health and wellness posts such as how to create an effective business plan to cater to your well-being, various running tech reviews, and other lifestyle blog posts.
39. Preppy Runner
Theodora originally started Preppy Runner to discuss the topic of weight loss. However, nowadays you’ll find her also talking about mental health, grief, fitness, and diet culture. On her blog, you’ll find race recaps, product reviews, travel posts, and enough posts for beginners for an entire evening of reading.
Finally, although not a running blog, our favourite triathlete, Lucy Charles Barclay, shares a unique and transparent insight into the world of Elite triathlon. Together with her husband Reece, Lucy shares race re-caps, actionable training advice you can implement into your own training, and an abundance of motivation that we can’t get enough off.
We’re just waiting until they do another giveaway to win some signed memorabilia!
* This post is updated regularly. If you feel you have a running blog suggestion, please do get in touch by filling out a contact form here!
Matthew is an avid runner, freelance writer, Durham University graduate, and the founder of Running101.