There's a mass of running and running-related web sites out there, but sometimes it's hard to find good-quality content, so here's a selection of our favourite running links.
All sites below have been given the runbundle stamp of approval.
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Road racing, track and field and cross country
There's absolutely loads to keep you entertained on the Athletics Weekly web site: news, articles, reviews, stats, competitions and forums.
The site supports the weekly magazine, which also incorporates Running Monthly.
Spikes is a collection of articles about running, jumping and throwing powered by IAAF.
There's plenty of up-to-date news to keep the visitor occupied and they also have a page that aggregates various interesting Twitter feeds.
Events, rankings, results, articles and videos
A US track and field web site that's famous for its live streaming of events, but also includes news articles, rankings and results.
The site also includes a great feature that allows you to search for a person and then lists all articles, videos and photos from the site related to that person.
Vinco | runjumpthrow
UK Track and Field broadcast specialists
Vinco's goal is to deliver event coverage and all the latest headlines from athletics.
The Vinco | runjumpthrow site includes articles, fixtures, reviews and a blog in addition to their videos and live streams.
The Science of Running
The website of coach Steve Magness
The website of Steve Magness, performance coach, author and lecturer.
The site includes the "Magness & Marcus on Coaching" podcast, a list of recommended books, and a learning program for coaches.
The Guardian Running Blog
The Guardian's Running Blog offers posts on a range of topics, including casual thoughts about weekend running, information on the latest research, race details, observations on specific runners and a look at some interesting running topics, such as whether or not prize money improves performance and why Kenyans don't run ultramarathons.
Coaching ↑ top
The Journal of the British Milers' Club
BMC News is the journal of the British Milers' Club, which is published twice a year.
The journal is produced for members of the BMC, but the majority of past issues - going all the way back to the 1960s - are available for download.
There are some real gems inside both the older and more modern issues, so it's well worth spending some time reading.
Athletics Weekly Coaching
Athletics Weekly Coaching Section
There are over 100 coaching articles on the Athletics Weekly web site, and it's regularly updated.
The articles cover a diverse range of topics, including analysis of coaching methods, top tips from the elites and a look at what goes on at local clubs around the country.
Groups & Clubs ↑ top
running-world.net USA Club Directory
The directory is categorised by state and is searchable.
RRCA Club Finder
Provides a list of Road Running Club of America (RRCA) member running clubs.
A map with state divisions is provided to facilitate the search.
Meet others in your local area to run with
You have to sign up to use the service (for free), but once you do you can find and plan local group runs.
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Free, weekly, volunteer-led 5k timed runs
There can't be many runners who haven't heard of parkrun. The weekly 5k events have taken the running world by storm and parkrun is now a worldwide phenomenon.
parkruns are a run, rather than a race, and are ideal for runners of all abilities.
Also becoming very popular are junior parkruns: 2k events held on Sunday morning for 4-14 year olds.
If you haven't yet visited a parkrun then you're missing out. Find one near you and get down there this weekend.
parkrun stats from Elliott Line
Stats on the biggest, smallest and newest parkruns, parkrun clubs, parkrun records and lots of other numbers.
The site's updated weekly on Sundays and has both UK and worldwide data.
Play games with parkrun results
A Firefox Add-on / Chrome Extension that takes over your parkrun profile page, allowing you to view badges you've earned and organising your parkruns into challenge categories.
parkrun Forever allows runners to make regular donations to runners to help keep parkrun free for everyone, forever.
Routes ↑ top
A Google Maps pedometer for accurately mapping routes
A great site for planning, saving and sharing routes.
It allows you to determine the precise distance of your running routes without a GPS watch or pedometer.
There are also features that allow you to generate elevation/altitude graphs and to print your routes.
Over 70 million routes to choose from
mapmyrun allows you to search millions of running routes in your local area and to create your own.
There are options to search for routes for activities such as walking, dog walking and bike riding as well as running, and you can search by location and distance.
Walk, jog, run, plan, track, log
Create your own running routes of find one from their database of routes submitted by members.
You can calculate distance, pace, calories and also log your runs.
The active traveller's solution
localeikki has a database of recreation locations suitable for running, cycling and other activities.
Each location includes details supplied by locals such as surfaces, features, images and a rating.
The site also includes groups, with details of when and where they meet. You can register on the site and add your own locations, images, ratings and comments.
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5k to Marathon plans from running specialist wellbeing company
LGN Wellbeing are experts in corporate run clubs and marathon training packages.
They offer plans for abilities ranging from complete beginners to a sub 3 hour marathon plan.
All the schedules are based on the concept of the runner using five different "gears" during training and the plans are very accessible.
A range of schedules from the Runner's World writer
The appeal of Hal Higdon's plans is their simplicity: a refreshing break from some schedules that to the untrained eye suggest one would need a sports science degree to understand.
There are plans available for a range of distance and abilities, and also one for the "Dopey Challenge" at the Walt Disney World Marathon, where participants must complete a 5k on Thursday, a 10k on Friday, a Half Marathon on Saturday and finally a full Marathon on Sunday.
British Heart Foundation
Beginner, intermediate and advanced plans for 5k, 10k, Half and Full Marathons
Twelve sensible schedules from The British Heart Foundation.
The schedules unfortunately lack a description of the various terms used within, but are well structured and should serve most runners well.
Trackers ↑ top
The social network for athletes
Probably the most popular tracking site out there, Strava makes it easy to track your runs and see and comment on what your running buddies are up to.
You can upload activities from your GPS device (over 50 are supported) or use the Strava app on your Android or Apple phones.
It's free to use, although there is also a premium paid version that unlocks a few extra features.
A 45 million strong running community
Runkeeper lets you track runs, set goals, follow plans, compare workouts and monitor your progress.
It has a large user base and allows you to connect with friends
There's also an app that includes features such as audio cues to help you keep distance, pace and time.
Tracking, analysis, sharing and encouragement
Garmin Connect is specially created for Garmin devices.
There's both a web site and an app that is intended to integrate with your training device, allowing you to upload activities from it and download training plans to it.
Tapiriik allows you to synchronize your fitness activities between various trackers, including the ones linked above.
It's free to use and for a small yearly fee you can automatically sync your activities.
The Training Log for Athletes, Coaches, Teams & Clubs
Final Surge is dedicated to bringing athletes and coaches of all types the very best online training log product on the market.
Created by coaches and athletes, it has all of the features you need to track and analyse your training, from planning future workouts to importing GPS data from your fitness devices.
And you can use the Final Surge app to view and record workouts on your mobile device.
In addition, Final Surge provides training plans for runners and triathletes created by some of the top coaches in the country.
Gear ↑ top
In-depth reviews from the gadget expert
DC Rainmaker gives extremely in-depth reviews of pretty much every product you can imagine: GPS watches, heart rate monitors, activity trackers and more.
There's also a really handy product comparison tool which provides a detailed breakdown of specs and features.
Contra is a sports brand with kit that is ethically produced in Europe.
They offer a variety of sizes to fit all types of runners.
As an added bonus, all profits go towards supporting parkrun.
Believe In The Run
Honest reviews that runners can trust
Believe In The Run specialise in reviews and have articles on a range of gear, including shoes, gloves, jackets, shorts, bottles and earbuds. Pretty much anything you can think of.
Runblogger.com Shoe Reviews
Bucket-loads of shoe reviews from the famous blogger
Pete Larson is obsessed with shoes, which is good news because he shares his obsession with the world via his blog.
The reviews provide a detailed analysis of the different parts of the shoe and are categorised by brand.
You'll also find the odd review on other items of gear.
YouTube ↑ top
British Athletics TV
Lots of post-race interviews and race highlights.
Most videos are organised by events.
Videos from the FloSports FloTrack playlist
Races, features, trailers and documentaries.
Lots of post-race interviews, discussions, race highlights and training vids.
Lots of interviews with US track athletes.
The IAAF's Diamond League Channel
Highlights from Diamond League events plus plenty of pre- and post-race interviews, conferences and other features.
YouTube offerings from European Athletics
Lots and lots of interviews with athletes and officials and the occasional race.
Forums ↑ top
The place to chat about running - and anything else you fancy
Fetch have forums specifically for chat, training, races, injuries, the London Marathon and "Friday".
You can also create and vote on polls.
Forum on the magazine's web site
Runner's World have forums for beginners, training, injuries, gear, events, marathons, triathlons and ultras.
The forums are very active and there are millions of posts to peruse.
US-focussed LetsRun.com has special forums for training, high school, college track & field and shoes & gear
The quality of the posts is mixed, ranging from those by Internet trolls to advice from top coaches.
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For those getting into running
"Runnit" is a great initial resource for those that have any running questions.
The focus is on beginners, and they have a good quality FAQ which points to several useful resources.
For runners who love everything about our sport
The advanced running subreddit is designed for those runners who are taking things a bit more seriously and probably competing regularly.
It's intended for discussions about professional running, advanced training, nutrients and supplements, research and development and anything else for runners who are at the next level.
For those undertaking the couch to 5k plan
A subreddit for anything related to couch to 5k and similar programs.
The FAQ answers most questions that you might have and links to various C25K plans and other useful resources.
B210k - or Bridge to 10k - is for those who have completed a Couch to 5k plan and are looking to double their distance.
There are links to a few plans, and although the subreddit isn't particularly busy, the posts should be interesting for anybody at this stage of their running career.
A popular subreddit for those that enjoy trail running.
Lots of discussion about shoes and where to run as well as some nice photography.
For those who like a bit of scenery
A place to share photos of your favourite running spots.
Lots of beautiful shots that make you want to go for a run.
For pretty much anything about running
A "good vibes place" where anything goes as long as it's about running.
The idea is that if you, as a runner, find something interesting, then the chances are that other runnings will too.
This subreddit is about running fast.
Lots of advice and chat about sprinting, sprinters and gear for sprinting.
For those doing their first marathon
A good place to share questions and thoughts with those who are also doing their first 26.2.
While topics should be about first time marathons, veterans of the distance are welcome to join in and share their experience.
For those who do a marathon, and then do a bit more
This is the place for runners to discuss anything related to ultra marathons.
Lots of discussions on training, gear and races and race reports.
They run and they race. Questions and discussion about races and lots of race reviews.
Cyclists and triathletes are also welcome to pop by and join in.
A place for those over 40 to chat about running.
Lots of chat about injuries, niggles and recovery for the vets.
For those who run, jump and throw
This subreddit is designed for athletes, coaches and fans of athletics.
Discussions about anything related to track and field are welcomed.
A fairly quiet subreddit for fans of XC.
Lots of the discussion is about running in general, so all runners should benefit from a visit.
For those who like to rock 'n' run
A place to discover great music to run to.
Includes links to top 50 running songs and a Spotify playlist.
For those who like to bark around the park
As well as doggy discussions, this subreddit has a good wiki for dog owners who run and includes links to special plans, including the wonderful "Pooch to 5k"
For those who like things getting in the way when they run
A subreddit dedicated to discussion about Obstacle Course Racing.
It has a very small membership, but fans of the various challenges are bound to find something appealing.
This subreddit includes discussions on traditional adventure races - those that are fairly long and involving orienteering - but also caters for fans of shorter fun runs.
There's a decent list of links to adventure races.
For those who take a minimalist approach
A subreddit for the advocates of barefoot and minimalist running or the bare-curious.
Lots of discussion and advice about working up to running in minimalist shoes or completely barefoot, the benefits and the gear you'll need.
For those who want nothing to do with shoes
This subreddit is for completely barefoot (unshod) running. That is without any foot covering at all.
It caters for both walkers and runners.