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On tour: Isle of Wight Half Marathon

By on in Events
The Isle of Wight Half Marathon doubles as a perfect weekend break for Adrian Monti (and family).

Running is not always terribly conducive to a normal family life. If your partner isn’t also a runner, the sport can lead to varying levels of tension in the home and many of you will have put her or him through a lot while pursuing your passion over the years. ... 

First look: Jawbone Black Oat UP2

By Ella Grant on in Gear
Our gear tester gives the lowdown on Jawbone's UP2.

The watch: Jawbone UP2 Black Oat In a nutshell: A lightweight, fashionable fitness tracker, redesigned and improved since the original version of UP2. The technology: Jawbone states that the UP2 is a ‘miniature technological wonder.’ The tracker’s battery life is up to 10 days and it takes approximately 60 minutes to fully ... 

Does running cadence predict injury?

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
There are conflicting findings about whether fast-steppers stay healthier.

For several years running experts have been debating the role of cadence - the number of steps you take per minute - in your risk of running injury. A pair of presentations at last month’s American College of Sports Medicine meeting offered a look at the latest thinking on the ... 

Should I avoid the heat during summer training?

By Susan Paul on in Health
What’s better: running indoors on the treadmill or cranking out miles on the road?

I am training for my second marathon, and given the summer weather where I live, I am not able to hit the recommended training paces on most of my runs. It’s just too hot and humid. Would it be better for me to use the treadmill or continue running outdoors and not worry about ... 

How to get a runner's high

By K. Aleisha Fetters on in Training
Science reveals how you can produce more feel-good chemicals while running

Sometimes we get it, sometimes we don’t. But we always want it – and more of it. It’s the runner’s high, and when we’re lucky enough to tap into it, our runs feel easy and even euphoric. But we aren’t always that lucky. Recently, researchers studied how the brain responds ... 

21 quick trail running tips

By Jenny Hadfield on in Training
New to running trails? Here's what to know before heading off the beaten path.

1/ No single trail is the same One of the many things I love about trail running is that every trail has its own unique terrain and challenge. There are groomed trails that are wide, limestone-based and often even in surface, which make for a great introduction to running off the ... 

What I wish I'd known when I started running...

By on in Training
Olympians, running coaches and Team Runner's World share the advice they wish they'd had in hindsight.

Hindsight is a wonderful thing. It’s just a shame you have to wait for it. But what if you didn’t? Now, that’s such a wonderful prospect that we decided to call on a cast of experienced runners of all ages and abilities to give you the benefit of their hindsight, ... 

How to train smarter for fat loss

By Jennifer Van Allen and Pamela Nisevich Bede on in Health
If you're looking to lose excess fat, these training tweaks can help you reach your goals.

When you first start running, if you increase your mileage and speed steadily and give your body enough opportunity to recover, you’ll witness the minor miracle of just how amazing your body is at adapting to new stresses, and becoming stronger and leaner. That’s a very good thing. It helps ... 

Ban on Russian athletes at Rio 2016 is upheld

By on in News
Despite appeals from Russia's athletes and Olympics Committee, track and field athletes are still banned from Rio.

The decision to ban Russian athletes from next month’s Rio Olympics has been upheld by Cas (Court of Arbitration for Sport), despite 68 Russian athletes and the Russian Olympic Committee appealing against it. The IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) suspended Russia’s athletics federation after an independent report discovered evidence ... 

9 foods for injury prevention and health

By Charlie Norton on in Health
Bolster your immune system and fend off injuries with these nine mighty ingredients.

1/ Greek yoghurt A bit of an all-rounder: it contains protein, carbs, calcium, vitamins B6 and B12 and potassium, and its probiotic cultures fortify your immune system. Eat: With berries for breakfast. 2/ Chicken broth Boiling up the bones of the carcass releases nutritious bone broth – great for fighting inflammation (thanks to the ... 

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