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One key move: Hip flexor release

By Sam Murphy on in Training
Open up those pesky hip flexors with this essential stretch.

Sit down a lot? ‘The chances are that your iliacus, a hip flexor, has shortened to accommodate a seated position,’ says Katy Bowman, author of Move Your DNA. This limits your leg’s ability to swing behind the pelvis, which could hamper your stride. ‘This passive hip extension will signal ‘lengthen!’ ... 

How to overcome your fear of hills

By Dr Jeff Brown and Liz Neporent on in Training
Inclines don't have to be your downfall.

To many runners, hills are the enemy. They are an obstacle standing in the way of fast times; a burden to be endured; a soul-sapping exercise in pain. I’m the psychologist for the Boston Marathon, home to Heartbreak Hill, one of the most feared stretches of incline in the world. ... 

Run a marathon under your own steam this May with MyMarathon

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Training
The British Heart Foundation have challenged the nation to run a marathon in May to combat heart disease.

Keen to run a marathon but prefer dancing to the beat of your own drum? If you’ve always fancied nailing the 26.2-mile distance but find the idea of race day a bit daunting, now you can run a marathon under your own steam. To encourage us Brits to embrace running and ... 

The Secret Marathon is coming to London. We just don't know where or when

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
Taking place at an undisclosed time and date somewhere in London this autumn, The Secret Marathon threatens to turn the traditional concept of marathon running on its head.

Looking for your next marathon? Long distance runners with a risky streak may be excited to hear that a top secret marathon is popping up in the capital this autumn. Taking place on an as yet undisclosed time, date and location at some point in autumn 2016, entering is something of ... 

Chafing at the bits: The final blog

By John Carroll on in Events
A week has passed since the London Marathon and John is feeling uncharacteristically benign. That race has a lot to answer for.

Catch up on John's training and marathon day drama. I want to begin this final entry by thanking everyone who read the blog and posted responses on social media over the last four months. I don’t use Facebook or Twitter and when I told my friends I was going to ...  ... 

How well do different drinks hydrate you?

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
A new “hydration index” tests how fast water, juice, beer, milk, coffee and other drinks pass through your system.

Not all drinks take the same amount of time to reach your bladder. This fact, a team of researchers write in a recent American Journal of Clinical Nutrition article, “is of real clinical and practical benefit in situations in which free access to fluids is limited or when frequent breaks ... 

How to handle pre-race jitters

By Dr Jeff Brown and Liz Neporent on in Training
If nerves get the better of you on the start line, shake yourself free with a hand from sports psychologist Dr Jeff Brown.

You selected an event, circled it on the calendar and trained your heart out. Then you get to the start line and you’re so nervous you think you might pass out. You know it’s just a local 10K, but emotionally it feels like an Olympic final. What’s going on? Your sympathetic nervous ... 

Run your first (or fastest) 5K

By Sam Murphy on in Training
A 5K is a perfect goal for new runners and it’s a great way to test yourself if you’ve done a few races already.

When you took your first running steps, crossing a finish line may have been the furthest thing from your mind; but now you’re running on a regular basis, you might be wondering whether you’re ready for your first race. ‘A 5K is the perfect target for budding runners to set their ... 

Does “overuse” really cause injuries?

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
Researchers suggest the real problem is “training load errors.”

As runners, we’re lucky that we don’t have to worry too much about blowing out an ACL or breaking an arm. Most of our injuries are caused by overuse: gradual breakdowns or flare-ups that result from repeating the same motion over and over again. Or are they? A letter published in the British Journal ...  ... 

Fell runner Jasmin Paris breaks Bob Graham women's record

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
32-year-old Scottish fell runner Paris has smashed one of the toughest records in running by almost three hours.

Last Saturday (23rd April), Scottish fell runner Jasmin Paris set a new women’s Bob Graham record, breaking the previous time by over two and a half hours. The 32-year-old vet from Edinburgh completed the 66-mile circuit over 42 of England's highest summits in an astounding 15 hours and 24 minutes, smashing ... 

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