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Talent v. training in runners

By Alex Hutchinson on in Training
Comparing sprints and distance running yields insights about the role of talent.

It's been almost six years now since Malcolm Gladwell's book Outliers brought the idea of a "10,000-hour rule" to widespread attention. The debate about the relative importance of talent versus training in academic circles is, if anything, fiercer now than it was then. New studies continue to appear, like those ... 

Join In launch a nationwide summer relay

By News on in News
This initiative will see athletes volunteer at sports clubs across the country.

Join In, the London 2012 legacy charity has rounded up a host of Britain’s sports stars to launch the Join In Summer Relay. A nationwide tour of community sports clubs will take places throughout August and will watch Commonwealth athletes get involved with sports clubs across the country.  The relay commences ... 

Can ginger help you recover from hard training?

By Scott Douglas on in Health
Study: Ginger lowers post-workout markers of inflammation.

Here are two well-established findings concerning exercise and your immune system: First, moderate exercise boosts your immune system, thereby making you less susceptible to colds and other forms of sickness. Second, hard exercise, such as an intense track session or an especially long run, temporarily compromises your immune system. That's ... 

How to organise your own ultra marathon

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
A sucker for a challenge and determined to celebrate her birthday in style, Rhalou organised her own ultra.

After getting my heart broken on my birthday last year, to mark the occasion this year (and ensure I had a better time, which frankly wouldn’t take much) I was determined to do something a bit different. Having survived a difficult 12 months, I wanted to celebrate how far I’d ... 

Weekend of running: 26th & 27th July

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Your picture highlights from this weekend's running.

"Team Shropshire Shufflers, weekend of running at Thunder Runner." - Louise Woodvine  Continue reading

The hills are alive

By Jenny Hadfield on in Training
Ready to embrace a good climb? Check out Coach Jenny's favourite workouts to help you become a hill lover.

My name is Coach Jenny, and I love hills (maybe a little too much). It's true: If there is a fork in the road, I'll always take the hilly one because it demands my attention, develops my cardiovascular and muscular system, and mixes up the wear pattern on my body.  That ... 

Mo Farah pulls out of the Commonweath Games

By News on in News
Mo Farah has announced that he will not be participating in the Glasgow 2014 Games due to illness.

Mo Farah has withdrawn from the Commonweath Games in Glasgow. The athlete made the statement this morning and has reported that the decision is due to illness. Farah said: “I have taken the tough decision to withdraw from the Commonwealth Games. The sickness I had two weeks ago was a big ... 

Shropshire runner plans record-breaking marathons event for charity

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
A sports therapist from Shropshire plans to set a new world record by completing 53 marathons on 53 consecutive days.

26-year-old Amy Hughes from West Felton has set herself the 1,400-mile challenge to help raise £53,000 and spread awareness for the Isabelle Lottie Foundation. According to The Guinness World Records the current record, set in Japan in 2009 by Akinori Kusuda, stands at 52, and the current female ...  Continue reading ... 

The effects of music before, during and after running

By Scott Douglas on in News
New research finds interesting pre- and post-run results.

New research supports using music to get fired up before running, and suggests that listening to music after a run can speed recovery. The research, published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, also backs previous findings that you probably get less benefit from music the harder you run. Brazilian researchers ...  ... 

Weekend of running: 19th & 20th July

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Your weekend of running in pictures.

"Me and my partner Karl using a Gopro running in Fineshade Woods. A nice 5.3 miles in very humid conditions." - Becky fowler  Continue reading

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