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The Hoka Highland Fling: Training week one

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Can an average runner take on 53-miles in the Scottish highlands? Our Online News Ed Rhalou starts the first week of her training.

Week one of my official training for the Hoka Highland Fling and admittedly I didn’t fling myself into my running with wild abandon. Having completed a marathon in November, I was hoping I’d maintain the momentum from my training and segue comfortably into ultra miles, but sadly it’s never that ... 

New runner? Four great reasons not to give up!

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Two weeks into your New Year running regime and starting to waver? Don’t dismay, it’s always tough to start with. Check out our four great reasons to stick with it.

Two weeks into your brand new running life and chances are you’re feeling pretty tired. Perhaps you’re struggling to fit it all in, or maybe you’ve just had your fill of killer DOMS and desperately need a rest? It might all feel futile at this stage, but now is not ... 

Healthy eating throughout January

By Annie Rice on in Health
Because sometimes you need a helping hand to keep your good intentions in check.

Once the enthusiasm of the New Year wears off, January can end up being a pretty tough month. The winter is relentless, your friends don't want to go out and the post-Christmas blues can feel very real (sorry, don’t mean to rub it in!) It’s basically a hard month and ... 

Gear review: Saucony Triumph ISO

By Adrian Monti on in Gear
The latest from Saucony put to the test.

We’ve all owned some trainers in our time that fit us like a pair of comfy carpet slippers once we’ve clocked up a few miles in them. But those design geeks at Saucony have taken this idea a step forward. Rather than waiting for you to wear in your fav running ... 

777 Marathon Challenge

By Annie Rice on in Events
A marathon challenge that covers 43,500km.

The concept is simple enough: 7 marathons in 7 continents over 7 days. It’s catchy. The reality? The facts and the stats can speak for themselves: Itinerary Marathon 1: Antarctica - 19th January. King George Island Marathon 2: South America -20th January. Punta Arenas Marathon 3: North America - 21st January. Houston Marathon 4: Europe ... 

Sleep Hours and Injury Rates

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
Can you fight off injury by spending more time in bed?

That's data from a study that monitored injury rates among 112 athletes at a junior high/high school in Los Angeles, published last year in the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. The researchers surveyed the student-athletes on a bunch of behaviors – sleep hours, hours spent practicing sport within the school or with ...  ... 

Spring Half Marathons

By Annie Rice on in Events
Top half marathon picks for you this spring, go on you know you want to.

Marathon training or not, a half marathon this season is a great idea for a number of reasons. Here are a few: It will keep you training and motivated through winter If you are spring marathon training a halfway half is essential Training for a half marathon doesn't have to dominate your social ... 

Hope in Heels run

By Annie Rice on in Events
A different kind of race is bringing the fun this year.

January is the month to build up your race calendar for the year ahead. Amongst the a-races and training races scheduling in a fun race might help keep you sane and your running fun. Hope in Heels is that. We challenge you to run it with a straight face. The details: When? ... 


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The fastest men line up for the Virgin Money London Marathon 2015

The world’s greatest men’s marathon runners will go head-to-head over the marathon distance for the first time when they clash at the 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 26 April, race organisers announced today. Former world record holder Wilson Kipsang will defend his London Marathon title in a mile-by-mile bout ... 

Can we alter our genetic blueprint by training?

By Alex Hutchinson on in News
One-legged training study switches on or off genes related to metabolism and inflammation.

If you see a bunch of Swedes walking around in circles, you've probably found the subjects from the latest study on exercise and epigenetics, which was just published in the journal Epigenetics (press release here) by researchers from the Karolinska Institute. I've written about epigenetics, which you can think of ...  Continue reading ... 

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