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London charity launch campaign to grow community running groups across the UK

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
Join In launches Run It, a campaign to get more volunteers involved in community sport and boost participation in running.

Fronted by 10K European Champion Jo Pavey and former 5K world record holder David Moorcroft, Run It hopes to inspire more people to help out at running groups and events across the country. The fastest-growing participation sport in the UK, volunteers are the backbone of a successful running community. From informal running groups, ... 

Q&A with the Veggie Runners

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Health
To celebrate National Vegetarian Week we speak to the Veggie Runners, a mother daughter duo devoted to running marathons on a plant-based diet.

Across the country this week thousands of people will be eschewing meat in favour of vegetables to celebrate National Vegetarian Week. We meet Janey and Bibi Rodgers AKA the Veggie Runners, the mother and daughter team who turned their blog about marathon running and healthy eating into a way of life. What made you decide ...  ... 

Bloomberg Square Mile returns to London this autumn

By Georgia Scarr on in News
Ten-mile team race will see corporate teams competing for the fastest time

London will play host to the ninth annual Bloomberg Square Mile Relay race on Thursday 17th September. The event will see over 1,100 city workers switching suits for sweatshirts as they battle for first place. Corporate teams of ten will take on a one-mile stretch each of the City of London ... 

Runner breaks his own 50K treadmill world record

By Peter Gambaccini on
20 May 2015 at 11:47
in News
Michael Wardian ran 50K in 2:59:49 during his shoe sponsor's sales meeting.

Michael Wardian broke his own world record for a 50K treadmill run on Tuesday evening, covering the distance in 2:59:49 in Berkeley, California. He improved upon the record of 3:03:56 he set on a cruise ship in March. Wardian, whose goal was to break 3:00, told Runner’s World Newswire, 'I made it a lot ... 

Run to delay high cholesterol onset

By Georgia Scarr on in Health
Want to hold off high cholesterol? Cardio exercise such as running may be the answer, a new study suggests…

A new study has shown that higher levels of cardio fitness may help delay age-related increases in blood cholesterol. The research, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, looked at the triglycerides, the most common form of fat ...  Continue reading

BBC announce Diamond League coverage

By on in News
Highlights of the 2016 and 2017 Diamond League seasons will be available to watch on the BBC.

Athletics fans will be pleased to hear BBC Sport has announced it will increase its TV coverage of all 12 international events, which will also be covered on the BBC Sport website and BBC Radio 5 live. In a separate deal, the BBC will also show live coverage of the two ... 

Gatlin 'kicked out' by Beijing World Challenge

By on in News
Justin Gatlin flew home on the eve of the Beijing World Challenge, claiming the organisers of the event did not want him to compete.

The 33-year-old American, who has served two doping bans, was due to race in China on Wednesday. ‘They said “you better leave” and they kicked me out,' Gatlin told the press, as he left for the airport to fly home to Florida today. The news comes just days after Gatlin ran the ... 

Exercise in your twilight years to live longer

By on in Health
Study shows exercise is as beneficial as giving up smoking for older men

A new study suggests we should continue running into our twilight years to live longer. According to new research by Norwegian scientists, men in their 70s and 80s who do half an hour of exercise six days a week are likely to live longer than those with a more sedentary ... 

Runner plans to topple Lake District 24-hour fell record

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Training
27-year-old Adam Perry hopes to break one of the toughest fell running records in history.

Adam Perry from Sedbergh in Cumbria has high hopes to tackle over 77 peaks in 24 hours and set a new Lake District 24 Hour Fell Record in the process this June. The challenge sounds straightforward enough; simply scale as many summits as possible within the 24-hour time limit. In reality, ... 

Studies show protein boosts performance

By Amby Burfoot on in Training
Four new studies highlight the importance of protein in a runner's diet.

Fats and carbohydrates get all the attention, but protein - the tissue builder - is a nutrient runners should not neglect. Four recent papers are giving runners more reason to pay attention to their protein intake. They conclude that increased protein intake can decrease “cardiometabolic risk” (of heart attacks, diabetes, etc), ... 

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