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Rita Jeptoo's doping decision still hangs in the balance

By Peter Gambaccini on in News
Boston and Chicago Marathon champ's case will resume in two weeks.

Rita Jeptoo, the winner of the 2013 and 2014 Boston and Chicago Marathons who produced positive A” and “B” samples for the performance-enhancing drug EPO after an out-of-competition test in September, appeared for two hours at a hearing with Athletics Kenya in Nairobi Thursday, but no decision was reached regarding ... 

Registration for the New York City Marathon opens this Thursday

By Alison Wade on in News
2015 race features relaxed qualifying standards.

New York City Marathon registration opens this Thursday for both guaranteed and non-guaranteed applicants. The application process for this year's race, scheduled for 1 November, features some changes, including a significantly shorter application window and relaxed time qualifying standards. The registration window for the 2014 New York City Marathon was open ... 

Kenya's 'Fantastic Four' to lead the women's field at the London Marathon

By Peter Gambaccini on in News
Defending champ and two other former winners are set to battle it out in the capital.

Defending London Marathon champion Edna Kiplagat will take on two of the race's past champions, Mary Keitany and Priscah Jeptoo, and the 2014 runner-up Florence Kiplagat in the London Marathon on April 26. Jeptoo (2013) and Keitany (2014) are also the two most recent New York City Marathon champions. The women’s ... 

Weekend of running: 17th & 18th January

By on in Events
The pictures highlights of your wintery running weekends.

"I was running in Peak District and it was beautiful untill snow storm caught up with me at the top of Black Hill....kept running just to stay warm" - Bozena  Continue reading

This Girl Can

By on in News
A refreshing take on women in sport has been launched by Sport England.

A new campaign designed to encourage more women to get into sport has been launched. It represents the unseen and uncelebrated women in sport. It has been summarised on their site: "This Girl Can is a national campaign developed by Sport England and a wide range of partnership organisations. It's ... 

Paula Radcliffe will run her final marathon in London

By Alison Wade on in News
World record holder will assess fitness soon to determine her race plan.

Race organisers have officially announced that Paula Radcliffe, 41, will run her final marathon at the 2015 London Marathon April 26. Radcliffe was not announced as part of the elite field yesterday, and The Telegraph reports that she will wait until January 30 to announce the specifics of the capacity in which she will participate ...  Continue reading ... 

Real strength improvements from mental imagery

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
The brain's motor cortex responds to exercise, real or imagined

We all know that strength isn't just about muscles. For example, the initial gains when you start strength training come largely from neuromuscular improvements: your nervous system gets better at transmitting the "contract" signal from your brain to your muscle fibers. But there's a third factor that has been neglected, ... 

The Hoka Highland Fling: Training week one

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Can an average runner take on 53-miles in the Scottish highlands? Our Online News Ed Rhalou starts the first week of her training.

Week one of my official training for the Hoka Highland Fling and admittedly I didn’t fling myself into my running with wild abandon. Having completed a marathon in November, I was hoping I’d maintain the momentum from my training and segue comfortably into ultra miles, but sadly it’s never that ... 

New runner? Four great reasons not to give up!

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Two weeks into your New Year running regime and starting to waver? Don’t dismay, it’s always tough to start with. Check out our four great reasons to stick with it.

Two weeks into your brand new running life and chances are you’re feeling pretty tired. Perhaps you’re struggling to fit it all in, or maybe you’ve just had your fill of killer DOMS and desperately need a rest? It might all feel futile at this stage, but now is not ... 

Healthy eating throughout January

By Annie Rice on in Health
Because sometimes you need a helping hand to keep your good intentions in check.

Once the enthusiasm of the New Year wears off, January can end up being a pretty tough month. The winter is relentless, your friends don't want to go out and the post-Christmas blues can feel very real (sorry, don’t mean to rub it in!) It’s basically a hard month and ... 

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