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Teenage sprinter sets women's British 100m record

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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, ... 

Q&A with the Veggie Runners

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Health
To celebrate National Vegetarian Week we speak to the Veggie Runners, a mother daughter duo devoted to running marathons on a plant-based diet.

Across the country this week thousands of people will be eschewing meat in favour of vegetables to celebrate National Vegetarian Week. We meet Janey and Bibi Rodgers AKA the Veggie Runners, the mother and daughter team who turned their blog about marathon running and healthy eating into a way of life. What made you decide ...  ... 

Bloomberg Square Mile returns to London this autumn

By Georgia Scarr on in News
Ten-mile team race will see corporate teams competing for the fastest time

London will play host to the ninth annual Bloomberg Square Mile Relay race on Thursday 17th September. The event will see over 1,100 city workers switching suits for sweatshirts as they battle for first place. Corporate teams of ten will take on a one-mile stretch each of the City of London ... 

Runner breaks his own 50K treadmill world record

By Peter Gambaccini on
20 May 2015 at 11:47
in News
Michael Wardian ran 50K in 2:59:49 during his shoe sponsor's sales meeting.

Michael Wardian broke his own world record for a 50K treadmill run on Tuesday evening, covering the distance in 2:59:49 in Berkeley, California. He improved upon the record of 3:03:56 he set on a cruise ship in March. Wardian, whose goal was to break 3:00, told Runner’s World Newswire, 'I made it a lot ... 

Run to delay high cholesterol onset

By Georgia Scarr on in Health
Want to hold off high cholesterol? Cardio exercise such as running may be the answer, a new study suggests…

A new study has shown that higher levels of cardio fitness may help delay age-related increases in blood cholesterol. The research, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, looked at the triglycerides, the most common form of fat ...  Continue reading

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