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4 great reasons to volunteer on race day

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Community
Fancy meeting new friends, learning a new skill or giving back to the running community? There's never been a better time to volunteer.

From parkrun to 10Ks to marathons, if you’ve ever run an organised race, chances are you’ll have benefited from the kindness of strangers. Many running events rely heavily on the support of volunteers to make race day happen. Volunteering is not only an integral aspect of events; it’s an excellent ... 

First Look: Nike Flyknit Lunar 3

By Joe Mackie, RW Deputy Editor on in Gear
As Nike reveal some limited edition colour ways, we talk running shoes

First look: Nike Flyknit Lunar 3 If you’re a fan of the Lunar series (as I am), you’ll be pleased to hear that nobody at Swoosh HQ has decided to start fixing any unbroken wheels here. According to Nike, the rear-foot mesh has been tightened for a more secure fit, and ... 

Hoka Highland Fling training blog week 5: the joys of following a training plan

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Training
Can an average runner take on 53-miles in the Scottish Highlands? In the fifth week of her training our Online News Ed Rhalou starts to find her feet.

As a laid back soul runner, I confess I've never been one to follow a training plan. Before an event I often start my training full of good intentions, but by week two I usually fall off the wagon in favour of freestyling. However, this time around with a weekly ... 

How to manage long-term ITB issues

By William O. Roberts, MD on in News
Advice for runners struggling with this stubborn leg injury...

Iliotibial band (ITB) syndrome can be a difficult problem to manage and cure. The ITB is a fascial band of tissue that originates as the tensor fascia latae muscle that merges into the ITB as it courses down the side of the leg and inserts on the lateral tibial platuae ... 

Divide and conquer your long runs

By Jenny Hadfield on in Training
The benefits to splitting your long runs in two.

There are many ways to train for long distance running, but the key is to develop a schedule that fits into your lifestyle. The great news is marathon training allows for plenty of flexibility, and it can be fun to tailor a custom plan. The idea of breaking up a longer ... 

Top 10 spring 5Ks to cut your teeth on

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
Spring is in the air and the nights are getting longer. Check out our top ten 5Ks and get racing.

1. Resolution 5K Sunday 1 March 2015, Leeds Set in the picturesque grounds of Temple Newsam, a Tudor-Jacobean house with grounds landscaped by the eighteenth-century landscape architect Capability Brown, from novice to seasoned runners, participants are invited to walk, jog or sprint the Resolution Run this March. With regular water stations, kilometre markers ... 

Fell Racing Shorts

By A film by Andy Holden on in Events
A short film documenting fell racing in the Yorkshire Dales

A film by Andy Holden documenting fell racing in the Yorkshire Dales and surrounding area. Continue reading

Weekend of running: 7th & 8th February

By on in Events
Your weekend of running in pictures

"Had the most awesome time at the Mad Dog 10k this morning. Smashed my PB by over a minute and 7 seconds." - Jon Reeves  Continue reading

How to beat the marathon bonk

By Susan Paul on in Health
If you want to avoid hitting the wall, take a look at your nutrition, training, and race plan.

"The Bonk" or "hitting the wall" as it is also called, refers to depletion of the glycogen stores of the liver and muscles. Because glycogen supplies the necessary fuel for energy production, runners experience sudden fatigue and a loss of energy. It is often accompanied by muscle cramps, GI distress, ... 

10 tips to avoid weight gain during marathon training

By Susan Paul on in Health
Running and dieting but still can't shed the pounds? Follow these top ten tips to avoid weight gain.

Many people take up running to lose weight and yet some people do gain weight with exercise even though it seems counter intuitive. You are burning calories when exercising, so it seems like the pounds should just fall off, right? Wrong! Here are some reasons why this phenomenon happens.  The most ... 

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