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Why you should run hard on trails

By Alex Hutchinson on in Training
Hard runs on rugged trails build more than just speed.

Runners usually think of trails as a nice place for an easy run — soft surfaces, tweeting birds, and so on — and reserve hard workouts for the track or the roads. After all, how are you supposed to hit your goal pace with all those rocks and roots? But ... 

We asked, you answered: how did you #UseYourRun with New Balance?

By on in Community
You tackled new challenges, you ran for mind and body, you helped out in communities… Thanks, RWers, for sharing how you #UseYourRun...

Twitter tells us something’s been stirring in the build up to summer. Runners everywhere have been digging, painting, taking on new challenges and generally doing good in their ‘hood. The cause? #UseYourRun. Back in March, we asked you to share how you #UseYourRun and social media’s been buzzing ever since. We’ve ... 

80-year-old grandfather set to break his own ultra-marathon record

By on in Events
Jack Denness AKA Badwater Jack hopes to retain his record as the oldest person ever to finish Badwater 135.

This July Jack Denness, an 80-year-old grandfather from Kent, plans to run the Badwater 135, one of the most gruelling ultra marathons on the planet. Known as the ‘world’s toughest footrace,’ the 135-mile ultra endurance challenge covers three mountain ranges across Death Valley between Badwater and Mount Whitney in California. With ... 

Downhill training: All you need to know

By Cindy Kuzma on in Training
It's not all about uphills. Train on descents to build strength, increase speed and boost co-ordination – and don’t forget to have some fun.

When most runners tackle hills, they focus on the difficulty of the climb. But downhill running poses its own set of challenges – and rewards. Descending feels easy aerobically, but each step triggers muscle-damaging eccentric contractions in the quadriceps and lower legs, says Greg Wells, an exercise physiologist at the ... 

Bloccs cast protectors make swimming an option for athletes with broken bones

By on in Gear
Made from flexible rubber, the Bloccs protectors even helped an injured competitor win his triathlon.

If there’s one thing that’s guaranteed to knock an athlete out of training, it’s a broken bone. With 89% of sports injuries seen by England’s A&Es last year being stress fractures, it’s a common problem, but a new product from Bloccs can offer a solution. The Bloccs waterproof slip-on protectors fit ...  ... 

Spotify reinvents itself for runners

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
The streaming app will match music to your running pace.

In a recent blog, Spotify announced a new feature aimed exclusively at runners. Using smartphone hardware similar to the accelerometer and GPS capability, the streaming music service and app for smartphones can now determine your running pace and create customised soundtracks to match your tempo. Based on your listening history and musical preferences, they will then find ... 

Gluten and endurance

By Alex Hutchinson on in Training
A double-blind study tests the endurance of cyclists with and without gluten in their diets.

There's been plenty of discussion and debate (to put it mildly) about gluten lately. What we need now is data, so it's good to see a forthcoming study from researchers at the University of Tasmania (working with Trent Stellingwerff of the Canadian Sports Institute – Pacific) in Medicine & Science in ...  ... 

Buxton schoolteacher to run the length of Britain barefoot for charity

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Aleks Kashefi is preparing to run from Land’s End to John O’Groats this July for the Stroke Association.

As if running the entire length of Britain isn't challenging enough, Aleks Kashefi plans to take his fundraising one step further and run 1,206 miles completely barefoot. A science teacher at Buxton Community School, Aleks will ditch his trainers when he runs from Land’s End to John O’Groats starting on Sunday 26th July to raise funds for the Stroke Association. The 37-year-old ... 

Roger Bannister's running spikes up for auction at Christie's

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
The iconic running shoes are expected to sell for more than £30,000.

The running spikes worn by Roger Bannister when he became the first man to run a sub four-minute mile are being put up for auction. The iconic leather shoes are expected to fetch between £30,000 and £50,000 when they go on sale at Christie's Auction House this September. Bannister, now aged 86, ... 

Run Hope in Heels this Saturday

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
London's most decadent fun run comes to Battersea Park.

You've mastered your speediest 5K, hit the 10K sweet spot and ran an enviable marathon time, so what's next on the running agenda? The only way is up, six inches to be precise, at the Hope in Heels fancy dress fun run this Saturday 30th May. Once you've run a ... 

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