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9 Black Friday deals runners won’t want to miss

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There are running bargains aplenty to be had this Black Friday - and you don't even have to brave the shops!

1/ Human Race events Get ready to start filling up your race calendar for 2017! Human Race events are offering discounted entries to the Cancer Research UK London Winter Run 10K, with 15% off individual entries and 30% off groups of three. The Cancer Research Manchester Winter Run 10K ...  Continue ... 

4 training techniques to make you a faster runner

By Mark Bailey on in Training
Work these track sessions and power-lifting moves into your routine to boost your speed potential.

Speed drills feature in all elite distance runners’ training. Sprint efforts and powerbuilding gym sessions sharpen leg turnover and fire up that killer finish. Try these speed workouts from British sprinter Zharnel Hughes, who finished fifth in the 200m at the 2015 World Champs, to develop your kick. 1/ Sprint countdowns ‘My ... 

10 essential strength moves for preventing injury

By Cindy Kuzma on in Training
Work these into your cross-training routine and stay strong.

Experts agree that one of the best ways to prevent injuries is to strength train. Any weakness in your kinetic chain can compromise your form, leading to gait changes that increase your risk of getting injured. Plus, strong muscles absorb more of the force that occurs when you strike the ... 

Can you be injury-free?

By Cindy Kuzma on in Training
Use our injury-prediction calculator to determine your risk – then use our prevention plan before it strikes you down.

Fast or slow, young or old, all runners share a common goal: to avoid injury. One man who knows a thing or two about those dreaded injuries is Dr Reed Ferber. The professor of kinesiology and director of The University of Calgary’s Running Injury Clinic in Canada has coined a ... 

7 pictures that show the evolution of running shoes

By Zack Schlemmer on in Gear
We’ve come a long way from crepe rubber soles. With fast-moving technology, the running shoe continues to evolve.

1920 Seven-time Boston Marathon winner Clarence DeMar and others run in thin shoes that have crepe rubber soles and leather uppers. 1951 Japan’s Shegeki Tanaki wins the Boston Marathon in a split-toe shoe with a big-toe section. 1960 New Balance Trackster is one of the first mass-produced running shoes, if not the first. Deep ripples ... 

What to eat before a 5K

By Pamela Nisevich Bede, M.S., R.D on in Health
Make sure your 5K goes off without a hitch.

Proper pre-race fuelling will help you stay energised for your 5K, without leaving you with an upset stomach. Follow these tips to have a great race. 1/ Stay hydrated It’s best to sip water throughout the days before the race. Avoid chugging fluids right before the starting gun; this could you leave ... 

4 moves to boost your explosive power

By Mark Bailey on in Training
Team GB's Perri Shakes-Drayton shares her elite tips for ramping up your power.

Want to nail that sprint finish in your next race? You're in the right place. Explosive training conditions your central nervous system to recruit more muscle fibres, for a more efficient technique. Team GB’s Perri Shakes-Drayton, who won 400m and 4 x 400m golds at the European Indoor Championships in ... 

What 6 elite athletes say about doping

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We asked these runners what they think about the state of doping in athletics. Here's what they had to say.

What do you think about the current state of doping in athletics? Ryan Hall, retired US marathon runner My perspective as an athlete is that I didn’t pay super close attention to it. The problem is if you start believing that everyone’s doing it, you’re setting yourself up with a massive disadvantage ... 

5 slow motion strength moves for runners

By Caitlin Carlson on in Training
Take your time in the gym to get strong and stay healthy.

You want to avoid injury, right? Then take your time when lifting. A new study found runners became stronger after doing six weeks of eccentric strength training. This tactic, which entails slowing down the lengthening phase of a movement, puts greater stress on muscles to help them grow more powerful ... 

Tributes paid to Aldershot teenagers following fatal road collision

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Running clubs up and down the UK have paid their respects to Lucy Pygott, 17, and Stacey Burrows, 16.

Runners across the country wore black ribbons at events this weekend in memory of the two teenagers who were killed while out running on Tuesday night. Lucy Pygott, 17, and Stacey Burrows, 16, were hit by a black Ford Focus on Queens Avenue shortly after 7:10pm. Members of the girls’ athletics ... 

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