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New women's 10K to launch in Hyde Park this October

By Georgia Scarr on in News
500 women will take on Run with the Girls 10K in Hyde Park, in conjunction with women's running charity A Mile in Her Shoes.

Run with the Girls 10K, a new women-only race based in London's Hyde Park, is set to launch on Sunday 4th October. The leads runners past the iconic Serpentine Lake and around the picturesque Royal Park, with its flat course making it perfect for beginners and PB-chasers. The event is ...  ... 

Long run fatigue

By William O. Roberts, MD on in Health
Can't stay awake after a long run? Perhaps you need to examine your sleep patterns.

Selena asks: After my long runs, I can barely stay awake. When I get home, I fall asleep for at least four hours. I am usually very sore and stiff when I do wake up, since I hadn't been moving. So my whole Saturday is ruined because all I want ... 

4 speedy lunchtime workouts

By Jeff Galloway on in Training
Gagging to get a workout in but can't escape the office? Try these for size (just don't go blaming us for any funny looks you get).

There’s no better way to ward off the afternoon doldrums than going for a lunchtime run. “Getting out for as little as 15 minutes can reduce stress, stimulate creativity and activate hormones associated with positive thinking...not to mention help keep you fit,” says coach Jeff Galloway. “Aim to escape the office ... 

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 ... 

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