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Double win for Kenya at London Marathon

By Georgia Scarr on in News
Eliud Kipchoge and Jemima Sumgong take first place in the men's and women's elite events.

Kenya's athletes have run their way to a double victory at today's Virgin Money London Marathon. Eliud Kipchoge stormed his way to the finish in 2:03.05, setting a new course record just eight seconds short of the world record. Kipchoge was closely followed by fellow Kenyan Stanley Biwott, who came ... 

What does it take to run a marathon?

By on in News
Strava pulled together 12 weeks of their users' marathon training data to give a unique insight into how faster and slower runners prepare.

Ever wondered just what it takes to nail a sub-3 marathon? Running app and social network Strava has analysed the race prep of 4000 users who ran the 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon to reveal exactly how training differs across runners with varying finish times. Over the 12 weeks leading ...  ... 

6 things you can learn from an 84-year-old marathoner

By John Hanc on in Community
Jules Winkler took on his 41st marathon in Boston on Monday. Here are his essential running tips.

The oldest participant in the 2016 Boston Marathon said that with a little luck and some common sense, you too can enjoy a long, healthy running life. “It’s not that difficult,” said 84-year-old Jules Winkler from Medford, New York, who ran his 41st marathon (and second Boston) this year. (Katherine Beiers, 83, ... 

How to progress from a half to a full marathon

By Jenny Hadfield on in Training
The training isn’t all that different - it’s just longer and more time-consuming.

Kaitlin asks: I’ve run several half marathons and I’m considering a full marathon, but I’m a little freaked out about the double distance. Do you have any tips for me graduating to the marathon? The fact that you’re thinking this way about the marathon distance is a great sign that you’re ... 

7 nutritious start line snacks

By Georgia Scarr on in Health
Keep those energy levels on point with these pre-packaged nibbles.

If there's one thing that can be said for racing, it's that there can be a heck of a long wait at the start line. Fend off pre-run peckishness with one of these convenient packaged snacks, without weighing yourself down or scuppering your sugar levels. KIND Madagascan Vanilla Almond Bar With a ... 

26 fantastic London Marathon 2016 facts

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
From speedy celebrities to 250 vats of lube, in its 36-year history the almighty Virgin Money London Marathon has amassed some rather interesting facts.

1. The London Marathon is the Guinness World Record's largest annual fundraising event in the world. The event itself holds a Guinness World Record for one-day charity fundraising, a record it has broken each year for the past nine years. 2. Since its launch 36 years ago, London Marathon runners have raised over ... 

British foursome take on 260-mile run across Iceland for charity

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Community
Four friends are in the process of running 260 miles across Iceland from Jokulsarlon to the Blue Lagoon for Cancer Research UK.

Following their Death Valley double record attempt last year running brothers Scott (35) and Rhys Jenkins (28) from Cardiff are on yet another intrepid mission, this time to run 260 miles across Iceland. In a bid to raise funds for Cancer Research UK and the Kidney Wales Foundation, the brothers ...  ... 

8 restaurants with food offers for London Marathon finishers

By Georgia Scarr on in Events
If the thought of free or cheap food won’t get you to the finish line this Sunday, we don’t know what will.

You’ve trained for months, battled your way to the finish and got your hands on the coveted London Marathon medal – if there’s one thing you deserve, it’s a ruddy good meal! Check out these restaurants, which are running special offers for those of you who made it through. Gourmet Burger ... 

Man to take on human hamster wheel challenge

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
From running the length of Britain barefoot to tackling London Marathon dressed as a fridge, we thought we’d heard it all before. But then one man decided to take it a step further: introducing the human hamster wheel.

Dean Ovel, 39, from Southend-on-Sea in Essex, has set himself the ultimate challenge: to run for 24 hours on a giant hamster wheel. On Saturday 21st May, Ovel will take on the 24-hour time test at the top of Southend High Street on a human-sized wheel he constructed himself. ‘It's designed ... 

4 familiar running foes and how to deal with them

By Alex Hutchinson on in Training
Know your running enemy and take action before race day!

1/ Muscle damage The best predictor of who will slow down near the end of a 26.2? Whoever has the most muscle damage. Quads and calf muscles experience stressful ‘eccentric’ contractions as you land. Try the ‘repeated bout effect’: inflict temporary damage with long, hilly runs and you’ll suffer less the ... 

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