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Losing form on long runs

By Jo Pavey on in Training
Long runs are tough physically and mentally, so it's easy for form to slip by the end. Olympian Jo Pavey offers her advice.

I’m so tired at the end of long runs that I end up shuffling. What can I do? Running shorter distances may be a good idea if you’re struggling. It’s possible you’re trying to tackle a distance that you’re not yet conditioned to deal with. Gradually build the distance back up ... 

How much exercise makes you smarter?

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
The best predictor of cognitive gains is how much your aerobic fitness improves.

Exercise makes you smarter... but how much do you need to maximise its benefits? When it comes to physical health, the general principle according to exercise guidelines is: “Some exercise is better than none and higher doses generally convey greater benefit.” Is the same true for cognitive benefits? That’s what ... 

I can't motivate myself to run when the days get shorter

By Jo Pavey on in Training
Do the darkening days put you off running? Olympian Jo Pavey has the answers.

I seem to lose my motivation for running when the days get shorter. What can I do to combat this? - Sarah Cooke, via email It may feel tough, but keeping fit and active during the shorter days can help prevent seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and boost your self esteem. Have ... 

Running makes the body more robust

By Amby Burfoot on in Health
A new report summarises the best research on running and health with surprising results.

Running six miles per week appears to improve longevity by three to six years and reduces the risk of several chronic diseases, according to a review of research published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. A distinguished group of US-based cardiologists, exercise physiologists and epidemiologists collaborated on the review. It contains no new material or ...  ... 

7 best trail races in Europe

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
Cut your teeth on the trails with seven of the best off-road races Europe has to offer.

City races are great fun, but sometimes we all need to cast aside our PB dreams, escape the urban metropolis and hit the trails for a lungful of fresh air. Check out our pick of the best off-road European races in 2016 and prepare to enjoy a weekend of breathtaking ... 

10 things I learned in my final attempt at a sub-3 marathon

By Andy Dixon on in Training
Runner's World editor Andy Dixon set out to tackle a sub-3-hour marathon for the last time. Here's what he found out along the way.

Having missed out on a sub-three-hour PB by two-and-a-half minutes in Chicago in 2012, I was unsure whether or not I could go through the whole exhausting rigmarole again. But once the sore legs and disappointment had worn off, the lure of dipping under the 180-minute landmark started nagging at ... 

Paula Radcliffe's husband says doping authority should protect clean athletes

By on in News
Wada should protect clean athletes, says Gary Lough.

Paula Radcliffe's husband and coach Gary Lough has said the World Anti-Doping Agency should step up and back the long distance runner after she was implicated in blood doping allegations. "I am probably not happy with how Wada have handled this situation," Lough told BBC Radio 5 live. "I think this is a special ...  ... 

What does running mean to you?

By on in News
Fill in our survey to enter a prize draw for a 5 star trip to the Cyprus Marathon.

Here at Runner’s World, we love to hear about your running experiences and how running and fitness fit into your life. Tell us how, why and where you run, and your attitudes to fitness, and we’ll enter you into a prize draw for the chance to win a fantastic 5-star holiday ... 

Mo Farah wins Great North Run second year in a row

By Georgia Scarr on in News
The 5,000m and 10,000m world champion landed first place again yesterday (Sunday 13th September).

Mo Farah has extended his winning streak this summer by taking first place at the Great North Run for the second year in a row. Farah won the half marathon in 59:23, knocking 37 seconds off his previous time of one hour exactly. He beat Kenya's Stanley Biwott to the ... 

Make me a better runner: Pilates

By on in Training
In this new blog series, our Deputy Digital Editor Georgia takes up regular Pilates classes to overhaul her running technique and get back in marathon shape.

As runners, we’re made abundantly aware of how important it is to cross train. Running-free workouts – such as cycling, yoga and more – help strengthen muscles and improve flexibility. You know this. I know this. Still, that doesn’t mean I do it – to my own detriment. My body ... 

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