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Study: Yoga Practice Improves Mental Capacity

By News on in Health
An eight-week yoga program boosts working memory.

Adults who did yoga three times a week for eight weeks improved their performance on tests of their brains' executive function, while adults who did a stretching and strengthening program for the same time didn't, according to research published in The Journals of Gerontology. Executive function is a term applied to a ...  ... 

Weekend of running: 12th & 13th July

By on in News
Your weekend of running in pictures

"Had an amazing day running the British London 10k and got a PB of 53min 56seconds" - Kara Boaks  Continue reading

Nutrition: should you be running gluten-free?

By Amby Burfoot on in Health
Gluten-free diets are popular, but few athletes on them have a medical diagnosis.

Medical surveys indicate that less than 2 percent of the US population has celiac disease or wheat allergies. These are the people who should be on gluten-free diets. Another 5 to 10 percent have a clinical gluten sensitivity, and benefit from a gluten-free diet. A UK study by NABIM (National Associations ... 

Make me a better runner: boxing (part 3)

By Kerry McCarthy, RW Commissioning Editor on in Health
The third blog in our new series, in which we guinea pig ourselves trying training programmes and workouts from different sports to see which ones can help your running. This week we explain the benefits of strength training.

‘Strength training: bleurgh.’ That’s what many runners think when advised to add this into their regime. If you wanted to throw weights around and parade around flexing your guns you’d be in front of mirror right now, wearing fingerless gloves, a back support and squeezing the steel while grunting like Paris ... 

Review: The Isokinetic Medical Group

By Annie Rice on in Health
How the Isokinetic Medical Group got me back up and running (almost)

The Isokinetic Medical Group is an internationally recognised leader in the field of sports injury treatment. They have rehabilitation facilities in six Italian cites as well as the London centre. They are also recognised as a FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence.  After a colleague heard of my injury ...  Continue reading ... 

Radcliffe plans race comeback with Worcester City 10K

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe is set to make her comeback at the Worcester City 10K this September.

The 40-year-old Olympian, who plans to run her swansong race at the London Marathon next year, is using the Worcester event to gauge her fitness levels. “I am really looking forward to running in Worcester,” she said. “My goal is to run the London Marathon and the Worcester City 10K will ... 

69-year-old breaks world record by running 239 marathons in a year

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Lawyer Larry Macon breaks the Guinness World Record four times in a row.

For the fourth time in a row, marathoner Larry Macon has broken the Guinness World Record for marathons run in a year. The 69-year-old lawyer, who hails from San Antonio in the US, completed no less than 239 races in 2013, running a total of 6,261.8 miles in the 12-month period. Macon, ... 

15 years on, Hicham El Guerrouj's mile record still stands

By Katherine Price on in News
Hicham El Guerrouj set the mile run world record on July 7 1999, a record that remains unbroken to this day

On this day 15 years ago, Hicham El Guerrouj of Morocco set a new mile run world record – a record that still stands today. At the 1999 Grand Prix in Rome’s Olympic Stadium, Guerrouj set his unbroken record of 3:43.13, beating the existing record set by Noureddine Morceli of 3:44.39. He ... 

The optimum marathon training plan duration

By Jenny Hadfield on in Training
Training plans can last anywhere from 14 to 30 weeks. Coach Jenny explains how many weeks you really need to improve performance.

I’m training for my second marathon and shopping training plans, and I wondered about the best length of time for marathon training. I want to improve my time, and I’ve seen plans that last anywhere from 14-30 weeks. What are your thoughts? Thank you!! Catie There are a lot of plans ... 

Sprinters are born, not made

By News on in Health
A new study reports you're either born fast or you're not.

Many people who ran track in high school remember the kid who showed up at practice one day and was immediately the best sprinter on the team. A new analysis of world-class sprinters supports the belief that you're either born fast or you're not. Two professors at Grand Valley State University in ...  ... 

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