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Indian Half Marathon elites take the bus

By Peter Gambaccini on in News
Leaders forced to take the bus to the finish line after pace car misses U-turn.

In a snafu a Times of India headline declared “farcical,” the leaders of the Bangalore Half Marathon were led off course on Sunday and ended up having to ask recreational runners for money so they could take a bus to the finish. Suresh Kumar Patel, Inderjit Patel and Soji Mathew were ... 

Beating runner's stitch

By on in Health
Avoid getting this common running curse

Even the professionals suffer from the mysterious effects of the stitch. At the weekend, the winner of the women's race at the BUPA Birmingham run, Polline Wanjiku, was seen grimacing and clutching her side just kilometres from the finish line, but like most runners she suffered through it. We all know ... 

Weekend of running: 18th & 19th September

By on in Events
Your weekend of running in pictures.

"I completed my first ever marathon this weekend, the chelmsford marathon!! I did it in 3:44.19, absolutely over the moon!" - Colin Woods  Continue reading

Precision Running: B.I.T.E Technique

By Ben Hobson on in Training
We tested out a new treadmill based running class that won't leave you bored

Being introduced to a new treadmill based training session has always ignited a spark of cynicism in me simply as treadmills can be very dull. It is however an incredibly useful training tool and so, wanting to learn a new way of incorporating it into my training routine especially with ... 

High fat diets for endurance

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
Taking a closer look at claims that fat can make you faster.

Normally when a new article I've written hits newsstands, I'm eager to spread the news as widely as possible. But I have to admit I've been a bit nervous about my article on high-fat diets for endurance athletes, which is in the new issue of Outside. The reason: it's a very controversial ... 

Nutrition clinic: Balanced recovery

By Emma Baraclough on in Health
How to recovery post-run by the experts at SIS.

Protein is essential to building and maintaining lean muscle tissue, but after a long run it’s important to take on board much more than just protein in order to recover properly and maximise your training adaptations. For moderate to high intensity exercise, carbohydrate is the major fuel source. Your body stores ... 

How to pack for a race abroad

By Annie Rice and Susan Paul on in News
Top tips for packing all of your race day essentials.

Running tourism is hot right now. An increasing number of runners plan their races around holiday destinations and you can see the appeal of racing abroad. It’s a great way to see a new place and feel like you earned all of the post-race ice cream. The only worry can ... 

Short workouts can improve work performance

By Alison Wade on in Health
Half hour session significantly boosts working memory.

If you’re thinking about skipping your next lunchtime or pre-work run because you’re too busy, new research indicates that, for certain types of tasks, taking a break and getting your workout in could improve your performance on the job immediately post-workout. Researchers found that after performing a single bout of moderate exercise, ...  ... 

The most common injuries from too-quick mileage increases

By Alison Wade on in Health
Study questions 10% rule among group of novice runners.

Many runners are familiar with the 10 percent rule of increasing mileage. It states that increasing your mileage by more than 10 percent from one week to the next will increase your chance of injury. Various scientists and coaches have disputed the rule over time. New research published in the Journal of ...  ... 

Weekend of running: 11th & 12th October

By on in Events
Your running highlights in pictures.

"This weekend was the first date of the Westward Cross Country League, with the venue Plymouth's Central park. The turnout was double that from last year's meet in the XC league at Plymouth with over 350 senior men and women taking part, as well as the junior age groups. Great ... 

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