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#pumaraverun highlights: 7 March

By Katie Hiscock on in CityRaveRunsEdit
We’ve been loving seeing your City Rave Run photos come through on Twitter this week. See some of our picture highlights...

We’ve been loving seeing your photos come through on Twitter for our PUMA City Rave Run competition this week. Some of our picture highlights are in the montage above and you can see other great pics in the City Rave Run gallery. We’ll be updating the gallery every few days, ...  ... 

Mo Farah to run NYC Half

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Race is Olympic champ's tune-up for the Virgin London Marathon.

Mo Farah has signed up to the NYC Half Marathon, a race he previously won in 2011 on a somewhat different 13.1-mile course. For Farah, who’s been training at altitude in Kenya, the race will be a tune-up for the Virgin London Marathon on April 13. Farah ran a section ... 

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, ... 

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