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Divide and conquer your long runs

By Jenny Hadfield on in Training
The benefits to splitting your long runs in two.

There are many ways to train for long distance running, but the key is to develop a schedule that fits into your lifestyle. The great news is marathon training allows for plenty of flexibility, and it can be fun to tailor a custom plan. The idea of breaking up a longer ... 

Top 10 spring 5Ks to cut your teeth on

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
Spring is in the air and the nights are getting longer. Check out our top ten 5Ks and get racing.

1. Resolution 5K Sunday 1 March 2015, Leeds Set in the picturesque grounds of Temple Newsam, a Tudor-Jacobean house with grounds landscaped by the eighteenth-century landscape architect Capability Brown, from novice to seasoned runners, participants are invited to walk, jog or sprint the Resolution Run this March. With regular water stations, kilometre markers ... 

Fell Racing Shorts

By A film by Andy Holden on in Events
A short film documenting fell racing in the Yorkshire Dales

A film by Andy Holden documenting fell racing in the Yorkshire Dales and surrounding area. Continue reading

Weekend of running: 7th & 8th February

By on in Events
Your weekend of running in pictures

"Had the most awesome time at the Mad Dog 10k this morning. Smashed my PB by over a minute and 7 seconds." - Jon Reeves  Continue reading

How to beat the marathon bonk

By Susan Paul on in Health
If you want to avoid hitting the wall, take a look at your nutrition, training, and race plan.

"The Bonk" or "hitting the wall" as it is also called, refers to depletion of the glycogen stores of the liver and muscles. Because glycogen supplies the necessary fuel for energy production, runners experience sudden fatigue and a loss of energy. It is often accompanied by muscle cramps, GI distress, ... 

10 tips to avoid weight gain during marathon training

By Susan Paul on in Health
Running and dieting but still can't shed the pounds? Follow these top ten tips to avoid weight gain.

Many people take up running to lose weight and yet some people do gain weight with exercise even though it seems counter intuitive. You are burning calories when exercising, so it seems like the pounds should just fall off, right? Wrong! Here are some reasons why this phenomenon happens.  The most ... 

Race more to run better

By Alex Hutchinson on in Training
How frequent racing can make you a better competitor.

Defending champion Shalane Flanagan skipped the national 10,000-metre championships last June because she was preparing for a marathon...in September. Like Flanagan, many top athletes race sparingly, waiting until their fitness is perfect before toeing the line. But it wasn't always that way. In the months leading up to his American ... 

Man v Marathon Des Sables: Fighting the fear

By Kieran Alger on in Events
Why preparing for the Marathon Des Sables is the hardest part.

We’re now just two months away from the toughest running challenge I’ve ever faced. There’s just a short February and March buffered between me and my date with the Sahara desert. As the days tick by, I’m feeling something I’d expected to feel with the Marathon Des Sables looming large ... 

First look: Nike LunarTempo

By Ben Hobson on in Gear
A first look at the latest shoe from Nike, the LunarTempo...

When a new shoe arrives in the office, it always garners a lot of attention as we all muse over it and this was no different when the new Nike LunarTempo arrived today, though this was a little different as we'd not really heard much about it.  In this day and ... 

How to use running as meditation

By Annie Rice on in Health
How to apply mindfulness to your running and why it may make you a better runner.

One of my more concerning character flaws is that I am deeply impatient. If I have a free hour to do something, I will choose running over sitting 'doing nothing' and despite all I have read about the benefits of meditation, I am simply not comfortable just ‘being’ without thinking ... 

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