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Free running groups in the capital

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Training
Fancy a run? Check out one of the great free running clubs across the city of London this summer.

The sun is shining brightly and there’s never been a better time to go for a run. If the glorious weather isn’t enough to lure you outside but you’re reluctant to commit to a run club, the good news is there are plenty of completely free running groups in the ... 

Strength training for new marathon runners

By Susan Paul on in Training
How to incorporate strength exercises into training for your first marathon.

Strength training is a great idea for all runners, full stop. But, given a challenging marathon course, it's even more important. In addition, cross-training can be an effective training tool as well, especially if you are following a three or four day-a-week running plan. Just one word of caution though, ... 

Student runs 72 miles in 72 hours in aid of Crohn's charity

By Charlie Hanson & Georgia Scarr on in News
21-year-old student Liz Daly ran from Brecon to Cardiff in just 72 hours to fundraise for the charity forCrohn's.

Running 72 miles in itself is an amazing feat, but to do it in as many hours is something else. But that's exactly what 21-year-old Liz Daly did last weekend to fundraise for forCrohn's, the UK's only charity dedicated solely to funding research and raising awareness for the digestive condition ... 

Adapt how you train for shorter races

By Susan Paul on in Training
Even with a solid base, follow these steps so you can increase your speed safely.

Rick says: I am not exactly a beginner, but I am changing up my training so I feel like a new runner again. I'm not running a marathon this fall for the first time in a long time because I've decided to work on my speed. I'll run some 5Ks, ... 

Bolt pulls out of Diamond League with injury

By Charlie Hanson on in News
The 28-year-old Jamaican sprinter has withdrawn from competing due to a pelvic injury.

Usain Bolt has pulled out of the Diamond League races in Paris and Lausanne next week due to a pelvic injury. The 28-year-old sprinter also withdrew from the Jamaican national trials last week. “I’m disappointed not to be able to compete in Paris and Lausanne. I love running at these meetings but ... 

What's the difference between rest and active recovery?

By Jenny Hadfield on in Training
You need a little bit of both to help your body reap the benefits of hard workouts.

Your body needs rest to recover and get stronger from hard workouts. Rest and active recovery (including gentle cross-training) are both tools we can use to achieve our fitness goals. A rest day doesn’t involve exercise at all. Think of these days like a good night of sleep. Plan to completely ... 

Running organisation for addiction sufferers launches own 10K race

By Georgia Scarr on in News
Recovery Runners, a community for those who struggle with substance misuse, is holding its inaugural 10K this August.

Recovery Runners, a Glasgow-based running organisation which offers support to those recovering from substance misuse, is holding its first 10K race on Sunday 30th August. The organisation, which launched in 2012, initially started as a programme for addiction service users to train for the Great Scottish Run. It expanded to create ... 

British brothers set to take on the Death Valley Double

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Scott and Rhys Jenkins are gearing up to run across California's infamous Death Valley (and back) for charity.

Running brothers Scott (34) and Rhys Jenkins (27) from Cardiff are on a mission to set a Guinness World Record for the fastest double crossing of Death Valley on foot. On 14th July, the ultra-endurance brothers will embark on an astonishing 292-mile run (that’s 11 marathons in 4 days) through Death ... 

Farah is "100% clean"

By Georgia Scarr on in News
Mo Farah has claimed he is "100% clean" following doping allegations made against his coach Alberto Salazar.

Mo Farah has claimed he is "100% clean" with regards to doping allegations made against his coach Alberto Salazar. Farah, who won two gold medals at the London 2012 Olympic Games, told Sky Sports that the reflection the allegations are having on his reputation is "not right and not fair". Farah said: ... 

UK Anti-Doping to investigate Salazar

By Charlie Hanson on in News
The UK Anti-Doping organisation is set to investigate Salazar following doping allegations made against him by BBC Panorama.

Alberto Salazar is to be investigated by the UK Anti-Doping organisation (UKAD) after recent doping allegations made in BBC Panorama episode “Catch Me If You Can". Salazar, who coaches Mo Farah and has been an advisor to UK Athletics since early 2014, is accused of giving US long-distance runner Galen Rupp performance-enhancing testosterone medication ...  Continue ... 

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