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Should you stretch before running?

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
Stretching results in slower starts, greater effort.

A few weeks ago, I took the "anti" side in a lighthearted RW debate about post-run stretching. Turns out stretching is still a hot-button issue that gets people fired up! So with that in mind, here's an interesting new study from researchers in Brazil, just published in PLoS ONE, that looks at the effects ...  ... 

Where to focus your attention while running

By Amby Burfoot on in News
New research suggests it's better to monitor your feelings than your form.

In 1977 Bill Morgan and Michael Pollock wrote one of the first and most influential papers in sports psychology. They interviewed a group of elite distance runners, asking the runners what they thought about in the heat of competition. They then asked the same question of midpack runners. Morgan and Pollock got ...  Continue ... 

Tough races to run this July

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Check out our summer race calendar run down.

Ipswich Summer 5K Series If mid week runs are your thing, this Thursday night summer series is just the ticket. The third race in the multi-terrain series, it features an undulating two-lap course around Christchurch Park and the best three out of four races count towards your points. Runners of all ... 

Cardio linked to decrease in cognitive decline

By Amby Burfoot on in News
Research shows cardiovascular activity could delay cognitive impairment.

Not too long ago, when we thought about cardiovascular health, we thought mainly about the heart. After all, that’s what “cardio” means, as derived from the Greek word kardio. We tended to overlook the “vascular,” from a Latin word referring to vessels or tubes. Now we know better. Those vessels transport ... 

Mo Farah to compete in Commonwealth Games as England squad is announced

By News on in News
Olympic champ included in team line up as 129 athletes head to Glasgow...

The English squad line-up for this summer’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow has been announced. The headline news confirms that Mo Farah will be competing in the 5,000 and 10,000 metre events. He will be attempting to be the first athlete in history to claim a full set of championship 5,000 ... 

Make me a better runner: boxing

By Kerry McCarthy, RW Commissioning Editor on in Health
Welcome to 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.

The more you learn about running, the more you realise it’s a whole body sport. Which is why ‘cross-training’ as a concept has come to the fore in the last few years. If you want to run faster, stronger, further  - then you need to take a more holistic approach ... 

Weekend of running: 14th & 15th June

By on in Events
Here are the highlights of your weekend's running in pictures

"My friend and i did Scotland tough mudder, my first, his second. It was a fantastic event." - Nicola Holderness  Continue reading

How far will footballers run in the World Cup?

By News on in News
Ever wondered how many miles players and referees cover in a match?

To make the most accurate calls during a football match, a referee is told to stay no more than 20 yards from the ball at all times. The only way to do this when the ball whizzes from player to player through 90 minutes of nearly non-stop motion? Run. When the ... 

Hot drinks v. cold drinks for cooling

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
Physiologists locate new temperature sensors in the stomach.

A couple of years ago research from  the University of Ottawa's Thermal Ergonomics Lab about how drink temperature affects sweat rate came out. You know those stories about how people in India sip hot tea to stay cool during the hot months? It turns out they're not crazy: when you do the ... 

Best reader running tips

By Kerry McCarthy on in Health
We want to hear from you.

Hi guys, we're putting together a feature for an upcoming issue of RW which we hope you can contribute to. The working title is 101 Quickest Running Tips It's a composite list feature full of old and (hopefully mostly) new wisdom to make your running better. The 'quickest' bit is twofold. It refers ... 

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