The Top 10 Running Blog ranking was last updated 24/04/2019.
Crossing the line in first place once again is The Runner Beans. The blog was created by Charlie Watson back in 2011 to document her training for her very first marathon as well as her love of running and blogging. Sharing in-depth race reviews from around the globe, The Runner Beans will give inspiration for seasoned runners and non-runners alike. Charlie is a believer in balance and posts honest accounts of how she finds the motivation to keep running alongside healthy recipes designed to give you an energy boost for those long runs.
Created in 2010 by Julie Creffield, The Fat Girl’s Guide To Running originally started life as a blog meant only for the eyes of friends and family as Julie trained for her first ever marathon. The Fat Girl’s Guide To Running has now grown into a community and resource for larger women who want to run. Julie is on a mission to get millions of bigger women enjoying running, to help them lead a happier and healthier life. Now with a successful life coaching business and an ever-growing online running community, The Fat Girl’s Guide To Running is transforming lives around the world.
Laura Fountain is the woman behind Lazy Girl Running, a blog created to help inspire and coach people as they find their love for running. With handy downloadable guides to get everyone running, whatever their fitness, Lazy Girl Running is about being inclusive and encouraging people to find a local running group or join one of Laura’s groups based in North London. A qualified personal trainer, freelance journalist and author, Laura is on a mission to convert other non-runners to fans of the sport.
Keeping their identity under wraps, the5krunner is the place to find out about the latest tech when it comes to running. Providing honest and detailed reviews of a wide variety of products, from trackers to apps, the 5krunner is for data-loving runners. A huge fan of parkruns, each post gives plenty of information, from how much the parking is to the nearest toilets, plus there’s a handy video and photos of each run so you can get an idea of the route and the conditions.
The PhD Runner is the creation of Emma Neachell where she shares the adventures and misadventures of her running journey. A self-confessed slightly injury-prone runner, Emma is constantly trying to find the balance between allowing her body to recover and getting stuck into a new race, documenting it all on The PhD Runner. Always on the lookout for something a little different, Emma also shares unique runs around the country, like the Ciderthon in Somerset, combing the beautiful countryside with one of the county’s most famous exports!
Helen Tamblyn founded HelBels to blog about her journey in health and fitness. Regular runner, lover of food and with three marathons under her belt, Helen posts about how she includes her love of running in family life, such as getting her little girl involved in junior parkruns! Alongside running HelsBels, Helen is also the founder of the UK Fitness Bloggers network, providing a place for fellow fitness bloggers to come together and share their ideas and experiences.
7. Cat Storey
Cat Storey started her eponymous blog over seven years ago as a place to share the highs and lows of being a self-confessed slow runner. Cat posts about the struggles of getting out there to run in an honest and relatable way, helping to encourage others who might be lacking in motivation. Sharing her experiences of races around the country and her training plans, Cat makes sure to allow plenty of time before a big race to help increase her speed and get closer to her PB.
A Healthier Moo was created by Mary Pearson to document her progress as she trained for races and began to lose weight. After joining a running club, Mary found her love of running not only helped with her weight loss but also encouraged her to eat better, thinking about what fuels her body. With a little boy and a busy career, A Healthier Moo gives tips and advice on how to fit running into family life, inspiring other parents to pull on their trainers and get out there.
A brand-new entry into our running ranking is AnnaTheApple, created by Anna Smith-James who wanted a place to share her love of long distance running and cake! Posting about races she’s taken part in, Anna gives her readers plenty of detail from the build-up to the race itself, truly bringing the event to life. AnnaTheApple is a must-read for anyone looking to improve their PB at their local parkrun or getting into long-distance running as Anna provides her split times for each run, bringing her readers into each race.
Elin Yapp is the creator of LIVELYEL where she shares her love of running and living a healthy lifestyle. Whether you’re new to running or a seasoned pro, Elin shares her training and race reviews in an honest and refreshing manner, bringing her positivity and passion for the sport to each post. LIVELYEL isn’t just about running, Elin also shares tasty recipes, perfect for giving you plenty of energy, whether you’re taking part in the Couch to 5k or training for a marathon.
The fundamentals of working with bloggers are the same as with traditional journalists at traditional media outlets: respect their schedules; take time to read their material to learn their interests; and only contact them if/when they want to be contacted.
Vuelio’s blog ranking methodology takes into consideration social sharing, topic-related content and post frequency. Profiles of these Running blogs and their authors can be found in the Vuelio Media Database.