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Garmin announces new Forerunner GPS watch models

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The three new models include Garmin Forerunner 630, the brand's most advanced GPS watch to date.

Good news for gadget fans - Garmin have announced three new additions to their Forerunner GPS watch family: the Forerunner 630, 230 and 235. Forerunner 630 (RRP £329.99, £389.99 with heart rate monitor) The Forerunner 630 is being touted as Garmin's most advanced watch yet, "an essential tool for the serious and data-driven ... 

Ultimate guide to 5 of the world's greatest marathons

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From Paris to Boston, get the lowdown on course highlights, speed records and must-have insider info.

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The importance of vitamin D

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Health
Vitamin D is essential for bone health in runners. Are you getting enough?

Vitamin D is essential for bone health and plays a vital role in calcium and phosphorus absorption. Produced when the skin is exposed to UVB radiation and found naturally in certain foods, most people should be able to get a sufficient amount of the essential vitamin from exposure to the sun and a ... 

6 ways runners can lose weight without dieting

By Liz Applegate, Ph.D. on in Health
New weight-loss research says you should stop dieting – and start eating and running more.

If you’re a runner who’s struggled to lose weight, blame your genes – prehistoric genes, that is. Thousands of years ago – even as recently as several decades ago – humans spent much of their days doing hard, physical work that burned lots of energy. Our ancestors fuelled all that ... 

Is running with a high cadence really that important?

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Is 180 really the magic number? We put it to 10,000m champion Jo Pavey.

A cadence (strides per minute) of about 180 is often cited as being the ideal for runners, but it varies according to pace – marathon pace is lower than 5K pace, for example. It’s thought that if cadence is too slow, you may be more likely to get injured, as ... 

Runners and blood clots

By Jenny Hadfield on in Health
Learn about risk factors, symptoms and what you should do if you suspect you have a clot.

I’ve mentioned my experience with venous thromboembolism (VTE) - that is, blood clots - and in response, I’ve received countless questions about the risks specific to runners, the symptoms to watch for, and the recovery process. Tuesday, October 13, was World Thrombosis Day, and in honour of everyone who has asked questions, ...  ... 

Running mum sets marathon pram world record

By Kit Fox on in Community
Jessica Bruce pushed her seven-month-old son Daniel to a record breaking finish at the Abingdon Marathon on Sunday.

Daniel Bruce never hit the wall during the Abingdon Marathon on Sunday 18th October 2015. That’s because he nailed his pacing strategy - a nap for the first 20 miles - and his nutrition strategy - a sip of milk from a bottle at mile 21. Now at seven months old, ... 

VIDEO: Embrace your run face!

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Virgin Money Giving are encouraging runners across the country to own their dodgy running expressions in their Whatever Your Run Face campaign.

We've never been ones to shy away from the realities of running - as much as we imagine that we finish races with arms spread wide and a look of jubilant determination, more often than not we look like angry velociraptors. And you know what? We're happy with that. In ... 

How to monitor training and fatigue

By Alex Hutchinson on in Gear
Should we follow data or go by feelings?

We live in an age of data, so you might imagine that training should be simple. How could anyone get overtrained if they’re diligently monitoring their heart-rate variability, omega-wave brain activity, hormonal profile, blood levels and lactate kinetics? Of course, it’s not that simple in practice. Lots of studies have shown ... 

Marathon recovery: how long should you rest for?

By Susan Paul on in Training
Stagger your comeback so you can resume running feeling healthy and upbeat.

How long should you take off from running after a marathon? It is smart to think ahead and plan the next phase of your training. Recovery will be next in your training cycle, and it’s best to plan it before the race rather than wait and “see how you feel.” All too ... 

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