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Danish study challenges pronation fears

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
A new study provides evidence that foot posture does not lead to injury

For a number of years, shoe manufacturers and running experts have advised pronating runners to opt for motion-control shoes. These experts maintain that inward-tilting motion of the legs after ground contact (ie, pronation) causes injury, and various motion-control shoes could limit that motion, and therefore the injuries.   A new Danish ... 

Weekend of running: 1st & 2nd March

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See the highlights of your weekends running adventures

"Over the moon, smashed my PB by 7minutes 43 seconds to finish in 1hour49minutes 07 seconds at Adidas Silverstone Half Marathon." - Lana Hornigold Continue reading

Training shortcuts runners should avoid

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Why you shouldn't sabotage your training by cheating in other areas.

A few years ago, researchers in Taiwan recruited volunteers for what they were told was health-related product testing. Their first task was to take a pill and rate its texture and color; half were told it was a multivitamin, while the other half were told it was a placebo (which ... 

Perfect your protein timing

By News on in Training
The three key windows to refuel the runner.

It's critical for runners to keep track of how much protein is in their diets, but it's also important to eat it at the appropriate times to maximise performance benefits. Time this key nutrient for muscle recovery right and become a stronger runner. Rise and shine, protein time Start your day with ... 

Homemade energy truffles

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Try this wholesome alternative to packaged products and add power to your snack time.

These truffles have the two-pronged value of being homemade energy bars and wholesome desserts, kind of like fruit and nut truffles. As the former, they provide high-quality energy for before a workout: unrefined sugars, monosaturated fats, and omega 3s. And as the latter, they are rich, delicious, and borderline effortless. You ... 

New half marathon heads to Hackney

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The inaugural Hackney Half Marathon hits the east end this June.

Hackney is set to close its roads to cars for the very first time ever this June 22, paving the way for the inaugural Hackney Half Marathon. 10,000 runners are expected to participate, making it one of London's biggest half marathons. Runners will get to enjoy a flat, fast, closed road ... 

Grunewald reinstated as 3000m winner

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Jury of Appeals overturned original ruling following enhanced video evidence

Gabriele Grunewald has been reinstated as the 2014 USA Indoor women's 3000 metre champion, the USA Track and Field has announced. Grunewald will represent Team USA at the 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships on March 7-9 in Sopot, Poland. She will be joined on the US squad by Shannon Rowbury. The race ... 

Heel landing beats midfoot strike in new study

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First research of its kind investigates running economy of 1:10 half marathoners.

Usain Bolt doesn’t worry about his running economy. He powers off his forefeet to generate as much speed as possible for just 10 to 20 seconds, then he gets to stop and recover. Oxygen use doesn’t concern him. On the other hand, marathoners strive for a high economy - that is, ... 

Royal Park Foundation Half Marathon ballot opens today

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Register today for your chance to bag a place in the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon 2014.

Enter the ballot here between now and Wednesday 5 March and you could be joining 15,999 other runners on the start line in Hyde Park this October. It's the only race in the world where you will get the opportunity to run through four historic royal parks, past two royal palaces, the ... 

Government suggests using running as punishment

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Sign the petition today to overturn Michael Gove’s plans to make running a punishment in schools.

Despite the current lack of physical activity participation in UK schools, Michael Gove has issued guidance for meting out “traditional punishments” for pupils’ misbehaviour, including suggesting ‘running around a playing field’ as an acceptable chastisement for disobedient kids. The Department for Education Advice for Behaviour and Discipline in Schools recommends, 'When ... 

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