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A cure for muscle cramps?

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
Flex Pharma unveils its new anti-cramp product at a sports medicine conference.

For well over a year now, there have been rumours of a forthcoming new cure for muscle cramps. Whenever people contacted me to ask what I thought about it, my answer was, “I don’t know, I’d need to see their research and understand more about exactly what they claim.” Earlier this ... 

5 ways to stay hydrated during a long run

By Jenny Hadfield on in Health
If you’re training for a big race, try one of these products or methods.

I’m training for my first marathon this summer. What are your thoughts on the best way to carry fluid? You’re wise to plan ahead. Hydration and proper fueling are key to successful training, and finding a comfortable strategy will help you complete your long runs. These days, there are a variety ... 

Inside the Trans Atlas Marathon trail race

By Kirsten Kortebein on in Events
Over six stages and 285km The Trans Atlas Marathon trail race immerses runners in the unique beauty and culture of North Africa’s majestic mountain range.

Stage 1 As morning broke in the village of Zaouiat Ahansal in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains, runners set off on Stage One of the Trans Atlas Marathon. Start-line chat in a heady mix of Arabic, French, Spanish and English gave way to the sound of footfalls, the giggles of onlooking children and ... 

5 speedy ways runners can make the most of 20 minutes

By Runner's World editors on in Training
Strapped for time? Squeeze the most out of a quick break with these speedy ideas.

There are days when life doesn’t go according to plan. Instead of letting those days derail your running, claim a small chunk of time for yourself by trying one of these 20-minute sanity savers. 1/ Break up your run Overloaded with chores? Go for a 20-minute run, spend 30 to 90 minutes ... 

How caffeine could slow you down

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
A gene that affects how quickly you metabolise caffeine may affect whether it helps or hurts your race times.

Caffeine is the universal performance-booster: it works for all distances, all sports and all people. At least, that’s what I used to think. But a session at the American College of Sports Medicine annual meeting earlier this month offered a surprising caveat to that blanket statement. Caffeine, it appears, works for ... 

Marathon Man Rob Young denies cheating allegations

By Kit Fox on in News
Young, who's looking to beat the record for the fastest trans-America crossing, dismisses critics who say he’s not running the whole way.

33-year-old ultrarunner Rob Young is attempting a world record for the fastest crossing of America on foot. Averaging more than 65 miles a day, he is on pace to break the 36-year-old record.  Yet nearly 2,000 miles into the trek, questions from the running community have forced Young and his crew ... 

7 embarrassing running stories from Team RW

By on in Community
We asked our office to share their ultimate running blushes.

1/ 'After a mucky trail run (I was part of relay team in a triathlon), I decided to shower in the leisure centre that doubled as race HQ. The open row of showers struck me as odd, but rather than be thought a prude I stripped down and lathered up. As ... 

What happened when we used CrossFit for marathon training

By on in Training
‘Run faster by running less’ may sound an odd notion, but what if you could smash your marathon PB by chopping your mileage? RW’s injury-prone marathon veteran Kerry McCarthy gave it a go.

See if this story sounds familiar: you sign up for a marathon and you tell yourself that this is going to be the year you nail that PB. You find the right training programme, refresh the kit drawer, alert the world on social media and start pounding the miles. The ... 

5 things sports doctors are talking about right now

By William O. Roberts, MD on in Health
Our expert gives us a rundown of highlights from the American College of Sports Medicine's annual meeting.

I have compiled some highlights from the 2016 American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) annual meeting, which was held recently in Boston. I hope this information improves your running and your overall health. 1/ Running is still good for you - and your heart. There has been a fair amount of press ... 

Ultimate guide to ultra-marathon training

By on in Training
Preparing for an ultra needn’t take over your life – here are the rules of smart long-distance training.

Not long ago, a runner planning to race 50 miles in one go would have been branded a maniac. But today more and more runners are making the leap to ultra running. Having run all kinds of event, including ultras, I can see why. The wild courses can make road ... 

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