The Top 10 Running Blog ranking was last updated 18/04/2018.
Taking the crown as our number one running blog is The Runner Beans, created by Charlie Watson to document her journey from training to completing her first ever marathon. Now with eight marathons under her belt (and working on her ninth), Charlie’s The Runner Beans has become the go-to blog for anyone looking to get into running, and makes fitness and healthy eating accessible to all. Charlie shares her workout and training tips from how to get your head in the game to how to defeat the dreaded shin splints!
Julie Creffield originally started The Fat Girl’s Guide to Running to keep her accountable to her friends and family as she trained for her very first marathon back in 2010. Providing support and advice to larger ladies (or men) who run or want to get out there and pound the pavement, as well as inspiring stories to motivate readers, The Fat Girl’s Guide to Running has become a support network to every runner, no matter what size they are.
the5krunner blog began as a way to share experiences of training, diet and the latest sports technology when the author was going through a ‘5k phase’ in their life. Since then, the blog has grown into a hugely popular review site, with the anonymous author and two fellow runners covering park runs around the UK, must have equipment for runners and triathletes, and advice on how to beat your 5k PB.
When Laura Fountain, the face behind Lazy Girl Running, turned 30, she discovered her love of running and turned it into her full-time job. Author, UK Athletics Coach, personal trainer and freelance journalist, Laura is regularly featured in the media, from Glamour to Runner’s World. Lazy Girl Running has advice for the first-time runner, tips on how to run a marathon and details about Laura’s various running groups around Finsbury Park and Hampstead Heath.
HelsBels is a brand new entry at number five, created by Helen Tamblyn, a keen runner, blogger and lover of cake and bowling, she shares her tips for training for races, where to watch the London marathon with children and how to get motivated to run. Helen has also created the UK Fitness Bloggers network, a place where bloggers can network, share their experiences and get to know one another.
Jumping up the rankings is The PhD Runner, created by Emma Neachell to share her running experiences. The self-confessed injury-prone runner reviews races, sportswear and keeps her readers up to date with a race calendar. Emma shares her rants and raves about running, from the debate around plastic medals to the benefits of having an online running community.
7. Cat Storey
Another new entry in our rankings is Cat Storey, creator of her eponymous blog, she posts about her journey to live a healthier life through her love of running. Cat is a social media manager and lover of all things travel, health and fitness. While she doesn’t claim to be an expert, Cat has built a loyal following as she trains for a variety of races across the north of England and tries to discover healthy, yet tasty, food.
Award-winning food and fitness blog Veggie Runners, enters our rankings for the first time. Founded by mother and daughter team Jayne and Bibi, Veggie Runners was created after the duo came up short when trying to find advice about how to train on a veggie diet. Packed full of recipes, running tips and playlists to keep you motivated, there’s plenty of inspiration for anyone wanting to get out there and start moving.
A Healthier Moo was created by lover of running and ICT teacher, Mary Pearson, to share her passion for running and encourage others to get out there and give it a go. Mary originally started her blog as a way to document her journey to lose weight and meet new people. Now, with several marathons under her belt and two 70-mile races, A Healthier Moo gives race advice for all, including pregnant runners and those that want to fit a run in around having a child.
Writing about everything fitness, food and lifestyle, Livelyel was created by Elin Yapp to inspire others to discover their love of running and exercise. Sharing her workout calendar, Elin shows her readers how she fits exercise into her life along with posts about how to stay motivated and reviews of races she’s taken part in.
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.