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Gluten and endurance

By Alex Hutchinson on in Training
A double-blind study tests the endurance of cyclists with and without gluten in their diets.

There's been plenty of discussion and debate (to put it mildly) about gluten lately. What we need now is data, so it's good to see a forthcoming study from researchers at the University of Tasmania (working with Trent Stellingwerff of the Canadian Sports Institute – Pacific) in Medicine & Science in ...  ... 

Buxton schoolteacher to run the length of Britain barefoot for charity

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Aleks Kashefi is preparing to run from John O’Groats to Land’s End this July for the Stroke Association.

As if running the entire length of Britain isn't challenging enough, Aleks Kashefi plans to take his fundraising one step further and run 1,206 miles completely barefoot. A science teacher at Buxton Community School, Aleks will ditch his trainers when he runs from John O’Groats to Land’s End starting on Sunday 26 July to raise funds for the ... 

Roger Bannister's running spikes up for auction at Christie's

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
The iconic running shoes are expected to sell for more than £30,000.

The running spikes worn by Roger Bannister when he became the first man to run a sub four-minute mile are being put up for auction. The iconic leather shoes are expected to fetch between £30,000 and £50,000 when they go on sale at Christie's Auction House this September. Bannister, now aged 86, ... 

Run Hope in Heels this Saturday

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
London's most decadent fun run comes to Battersea Park.

You've mastered your speediest 5K, hit the 10K sweet spot and ran an enviable marathon time, so what's next on the running agenda? The only way is up, six inches to be precise, at the Hope in Heels fancy dress fun run this Saturday 30th May. Once you've run a ... 

Teenage sprinter sets women's British 100m record

By on in News
19-year-old Dina Asher-Smith has become the fastest British woman in history.

Dina Asher-Smith has become the fastest British woman of all time after setting a new British 100m record of 11.02 seconds at the World Challenge Meeting in the Netherlands. The 19-year-old history undergraduate from King’s College London finished second behind Dafne Schippers, who won in a Dutch record time of 10.94. But Asher-Smith still had ... 

Pavey defies illness to win London 10K

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Jo Pavey overcomes illness to become British 10K road winner.

European 10,000m champ Jo Pavey won the Bupa London 10,000 on Monday, despite a night of illness. 41-year-old Pavey, who was sick overnight and only decided to run at the last minute, won the race in 32 minutes 56 seconds. She finished 23 seconds ahead of 20-year-old junior English cross-country champion Rebecca ... 

Study shows exercise directly affects cancer tumours

By Amby Burfoot on in Health
Increased blood flow via exercise appears to reduce cancer growth and spread.

Cancer patients are often advised to exercise, and it’s easy to understand why. A cancer diagnosis is life-shattering, so patients often fall into a deep depression, which makes recovery all the more difficult. Far better to challenge oneself with exercise goals, be they hitting a set minutes-per-week target or finishing a ... 

Study shows benefits of training on low carbs

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
Training with depleted carbohydrate stores could lead to performance boost.

The "train low, race high" paradigm has been widely discussed over the past few years. The idea is that you do some training sessions with depleted carbohydrate stores, and this helps teach your body to burn fat more efficiently. Then when it comes time to race, you make sure to ... 

Looking after your heart health

By William O. Roberts, MD on in Health
Learn the warning signs of a potential cardiac event.

Sudden cardiac arrests seem to come 'out of the blue' for runners and other athletes - people who seem fit and immune from heart problems. However, when you look closely, there are often storm clouds on the horizon that were not recognised as potential heralds of cardiac risk. There are two ... 

London charity launch campaign to grow community running groups across the UK

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
Join In launches Run It, a campaign to get more volunteers involved in community sport and boost participation in running.

Fronted by 10K European Champion Jo Pavey and former 5K world record holder David Moorcroft, Run It hopes to inspire more people to help out at running groups and events across the country. The fastest-growing participation sport in the UK, volunteers are the backbone of a successful running community. From informal running groups, ... 

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