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Weekend of running: 26th & 27th July

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Your picture highlights from this weekend's running.

"Team Shropshire Shufflers, weekend of running at Thunder Runner." - Louise Woodvine  Continue reading

The hills are alive

By Jenny Hadfield on in Training
Ready to embrace a good climb? Check out Coach Jenny's favourite workouts to help you become a hill lover.

My name is Coach Jenny, and I love hills (maybe a little too much). It's true: If there is a fork in the road, I'll always take the hilly one because it demands my attention, develops my cardiovascular and muscular system, and mixes up the wear pattern on my body.  That ... 

Mo Farah pulls out of the Commonweath Games

By News on in News
Mo Farah has announced that he will not be participating in the Glasgow 2014 Games due to illness.

Mo Farah has withdrawn from the Commonweath Games in Glasgow. The athlete made the statement this morning and has reported that the decision is due to illness. Farah said: “I have taken the tough decision to withdraw from the Commonwealth Games. The sickness I had two weeks ago was a big ... 

Shropshire runner plans record-breaking marathons event for charity

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
A sports therapist from Shropshire plans to set a new world record by completing 53 marathons on 53 consecutive days.

26-year-old Amy Hughes from West Felton has set herself the 1,400-mile challenge to help raise £53,000 and spread awareness for the Isabelle Lottie Foundation. According to The Guinness World Records the current record, set in Japan in 2009 by Akinori Kusuda, stands at 52, and the current female ...  Continue reading ... 

The effects of music before, during and after running

By Scott Douglas on in News
New research finds interesting pre- and post-run results.

New research supports using music to get fired up before running, and suggests that listening to music after a run can speed recovery. The research, published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, also backs previous findings that you probably get less benefit from music the harder you run. Brazilian researchers ...  ... 

Weekend of running: 19th & 20th July

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Your weekend of running in pictures.

"Me and my partner Karl using a Gopro running in Fineshade Woods. A nice 5.3 miles in very humid conditions." - Becky fowler  Continue reading

Make me a better runner: boxing (part 4)

By Kerry McCarthy, RW Commissioning Editor on in Health
The fourth blog in our new series, in which we guinea pig ourselves trying training programmes and workouts from different sports to see which ones can help your running. This week we explain why punching bags and pads can make you run faster.

The first three blogs in this series concerned some of the supplementary aspects of boxing training: sprinting, weights and so on. We were, in effect, circling the real subject, dancing round it like Ali prancing round Foreman in Manila. But now KAPOW! We’re down to the business end: the act ... 

How much does sitting negate your workout benefits?

By Amby Burfoot on in News
Study: Each hour of sitting erases 8% from the health benefit of an hour of running.

Runners have always known that more is better (within reason). If you run a few more miles per week, you get fitter and faster. The same increases in fitness have been linked to decreased risk of major life diseases such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and the like. More ... 

Study: Yoga Practice Improves Mental Capacity

By News on in Health
An eight-week yoga program boosts working memory.

Adults who did yoga three times a week for eight weeks improved their performance on tests of their brains' executive function, while adults who did a stretching and strengthening program for the same time didn't, according to research published in The Journals of Gerontology. Executive function is a term applied to a ...  ... 

Weekend of running: 12th & 13th July

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Your weekend of running in pictures

"Had an amazing day running the British London 10k and got a PB of 53min 56seconds" - Kara Boaks  Continue reading

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