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Hope in Heels run

By Annie Rice on in Events
A different kind of race is bringing the fun this year.

January is the month to build up your race calendar for the year ahead. Amongst the a-races and training races scheduling in a fun race might help keep you sane and your running fun. Hope in Heels is that. We challenge you to run it with a straight face. The details: When? ... 

KIPSANG AND KIMETTO TO CLASH AT 2015 VIRGIN MONEY LONDON MARATHON

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The fastest men line up for the Virgin Money London Marathon 2015

The world’s greatest men’s marathon runners will go head-to-head over the marathon distance for the first time when they clash at the 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 26 April, race organisers announced today. Former world record holder Wilson Kipsang will defend his London Marathon title in a mile-by-mile bout ... 

Can we alter our genetic blueprint by training?

By Alex Hutchinson on in News
One-legged training study switches on or off genes related to metabolism and inflammation.

If you see a bunch of Swedes walking around in circles, you've probably found the subjects from the latest study on exercise and epigenetics, which was just published in the journal Epigenetics (press release here) by researchers from the Karolinska Institute. I've written about epigenetics, which you can think of ...  Continue reading ... 

Run hacks – 3 quick and easy tricks to transform your running

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Training
Maximise your running and become a better runner with our top 3 run hacks.

OK, I may have told you a little white lie. There are no shortcuts; you can’t cheat at running. It’s one sport where you have to train properly or you’re going to suffer. However, there are a few simple measures you can take to benefit your health and improve your running in the process. ... 

"If only I'd known then..." top tips for beginners from the runners of Twitter

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If you could go back in time to when you first started running, what one piece of advice would you give yourself?

In the February 2015 issue of Runner's World we've asked a cast of experienced runners to give you the benefit of their hindsight and share their wisdom from years of running experience. We put the same question to Twitter and were inundated with fantastic replies! So we figured it was ... 

Project Awesome

By Annie Rice on in Events
We tried out a run club with a difference...

It’s 6.30am, freezing cold and pitch black. Tower Bridge is illuminated and there is a stillness rarely found in central London. I feel a bit like I’ve been tricked as no one apart from pack leader Danny appears to have showed up. As I prepare for a solo run session ... 

How to train for a 53-mile ultra: The Hoka Highland Fling

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Can an average runner take on 53-miles in the Scottish highlands? We put our Online News Ed Rhalou to the test.

As an average runner with fairly good endurance and just the right amount of madness, I’ve been harbouring a secret desire to advance to ultra running for a while now. Having run one official 28-mile ultra marathon and a few DIY extreme distance runs I do have an inkling of ... 

Ron Hill celebrates 50-year run streak

By Alison Wade on in News
1970 Boston Marathon champ has averaged more than seven miles a day since 1964.

On December 20, 1964, disappointed with his 19th place finish in the marathon and 18th place finish in the 10,000 meters at the Tokyo Olympics, Ron Hill vowed that he was going to do better. “I knew I had a lot more to give,” wrote Hill, so he decided he ... 

Garmin launch the fenix 3

By Ben Hobson on in Gear
Garmin announce a new model of their trail/ultra focused GPS watch

Firm favourites in the RW office, the fēnix and fēnix 2 both have been rated highly since their release and now Garmin have announced a third model in the series.  It's of course rammed packed full of technology so expect some ...  Continue reading

Olympian Wendy Sly to receive MBE

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3000m runner on this year's Honours list.

Olympic athlete Wendy Smith-Sly has been names on this year’s honours list. The athlete competed mainly in the 3,000 metres. She won a silver medal in the event at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. She also won the 1983 10km World Road Race Championships in San Diego. Sly has been recognised ... 

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