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How accurate is your activity tracker's calorie count?

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
New study compares 12 wearable devices to “gold standard” calorie measurements.

We used to wonder how accurate the calorie count on treadmills and ellipticals was. (The answer: not very.) Now we have more sophisticated devices that track our every move, but the question is still the same: how much can we trust the numbers? Researchers at Japan’s National Institute of Health and ... 

One key move: Rhythm bounces

By Sam Murphy on in Training
Put a spring in your step with this simple move.

This drill helps reduce ground contact time and develop elastic recoil. Jump on the spot, travelling less than an inch off the ground and jumping as fast as possible, as if there were hot coals on the ground. Use maximal ankle range, keeping the knees and hips ‘stiff’. Do three ... 

How to ride out your post-race comedown

By Dr Jeff Brown and Liz Neporent on in Training
Feeling deflated now your big event is over? Pick yourself up with this advice.

Once the journey is over and you’ve told your tales of victory and defeat over a few well-deserved post-race drinks, you may be left feeling a little lost. After training, thinking and planning for so long, what do you have left to look forward to? What’s going on? Hitting your goal is ... 

Can running help cure your hangover?

By A.C. Shilton on in Health
If you had one too many last night, think twice before tying your running shoes.

Look: it’s easy to get carried away during a night out, and sometimes group tequila shots happen at inopportune moments - like the night before an important long run. As your alarm goes off the next morning, you may think “I can do this. I bet a run might help ... 

First Look: Pearl Izumi E:Motion N3 trail

By Ben Hobson on in Gear
A quick summary as an off-road version on the cushioned road shoes hits the shelves

Following on from the EM Road N3, which featured in our April issue shoe guide, Pearl Izumi have announced a trail version of this maximum cushioned, neutral running shoe. Sporting similar 'over-sized' looks, the shoe uses many of the road features like the midsole and the one-piece upper, but with some ... 

48 runners disqualified from 10K for wearing headphones

By on in News
Organisers of last weekend's Beverley 10K said the runners breached health and safety rules by listening to music.

48 runners at last weekend's Beverley 10K have been disqualified by race organisers for wearing headphones during the event, the Hull Daily Mail has reported. According to the organisers, runners were in breach of health and safety rules by listening to music. Some runners were informed at the finish line that ... 

Google’s top 20 running questions answered

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Community
Keen to speed up, lose weight or tackle your first big race? We respond to Google's most commonly asked running questions.

Last week, our friends over at the Guardian Running Blog published the top 20 training questions posed to Google by wannabe runners since the start of 2016. To save you hours surfing the net we've pulled together articles by our crack team of experts to answer your burning questions. How to start ...  ... 

North-West England races under investigation for being 'too short'

By Georgia Scarr on in News
38 races are being investigated by the Association of UK Course Measurers.

After three years of Greater Manchester Marathon results were declared invalid due to the course being found to be 380m too short, 38 races in North-West England are now being investigated by the Association of UK Course Measurers. Among the races, five have already been re-measured and found to come ...  ... 

How to avoid the wall (and cope if you hit it)

By Dr Jeff Brown and Liz Neporent on in Training
Get your coping mechanism in gear and you can scale the wall with confidence.

The Americans call it ‘bonking’, and by any name it’s a pretty awful experience. When you hit the wall, it feels like you have run face-first into a stack of bricks. Your legs start feeling like concrete posts, every step is a triumph of will and you seriously doubt that ... 

Is the running injury epidemic overblown?

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
Despite the apparent perils, most people who sign up for a marathon make it to the finish.

It’s a widely accepted fact that we’re in the midst of a massive running injury epidemic. Who or what is to blame for this epidemic is a matter of vigorous debate, but there’s no denying that studies of running injuries produce some alarming numbers about how many runners get hurt, ... 

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