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Brain training boosts endurance

By Alex Hutchinson on in Training
British military study finds 126 percent increase in time to exhaustion.

Some new results from Samuele Marcora's "brain endurance training" protocol, funded by the British Ministry of Defence, have been declassified. Bradley Stulberg has a good article at Outside describing the findings. This is the same brain training technique that I wrote about for RW back in 2013, but with a twist. When I tried it, ...  ... 

Man v Marathon Des Sables: Who Runs the Marathon Des Sables?

By Kieran Alger on in Events
What kind of runner takes on the Sahara’s most famous footrace?

Every year over 1,000 people spend thousands of pounds in entrance fees, plus hundreds more on essential kit to be put through the ringer for six days, covering 156 miles in the heat of the Sahara. This year I’ll be joining them. Before anyone of us sets foot on the ... 

Promotion: ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon

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Beat the entry fee increase and enter the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon before 1st February.

Now is the best time to secure your place on the start line of the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon in Trafford, with entry fees increasing by £5 for individual places after 31st January. The ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon voted the UK’s Best Marathon by The Running Awards 2014 takes place on Sunday ... 

Sub 2 marathon achieved by 105 relay runners in Ireland

By Alison Wade on in News
The sub 2 hour marathon has been achieved, but not by one person...

When Dennis Kimetto set a new marathon world record in 2:02:57 last autumn, it renewed speculation about when we might see the first sub-2:00 marathon. It happened in Limerick, Ireland, on Sunday, but it took 105 runners to pull it off, I Love Limerick reports. A group of men and women ... 

The Hoka Highland Fling: Training week two

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

Week two of my official training for the Hoka Highland Fling and I am suddenly (painfully) aware of the challenge that lies ahead. My training plan stipulated a 35-minute easy run, an interval session, an eight-mile run (six of which needed to be at long run pace), some strength and ... 

Race report: The Box Hill Fell Race 2015

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
How hard can a southern fell race really be? Rhalou finds out.

You could argue that any undulations south of the peak district don’t qualify as a fell, but anyone who’s ever had the pleasure of running (or walking) up Box Hill would beg to differ. Despite being just a stone’s throw from London Town, with 1700 feet of ascent, the Box ... 

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

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