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Running underwear: Men's pants

By Kerry McCarthy on in Gear
Take care of the crown jewels with the best running boxers on the market.

Odlo Evolution Long Pants £55 These could come in very handy during an icy snap. Essentially long johns, they are thin enough to be worn under standard running tights (or shorts if you think you can pull the look off) but are thermal, wicking, fast-drying and ergonomically designed to move with your ... 

How good is your posture?

By Mark Bailey on in Training
Avoid fatigue on your runs by making sure your posture is the best it can be.

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100 miles in 10 steps

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Running coach and veteran ultra runner Ian Torrence insists a 100-mile finish is within reach for anybody who’s serious about preparation and genuinely loves to run. Here are 10 tips to help you get there.

1/ Find a trail Many 100-mile races are on trails, so get used to them. ‘A lot of components of trail running are different to road running; the terrain, ascent/ descent, and tempering your legs to take that kind of abuse,’ says Torrence. ‘It’s also accepting your 8min/mile pace will drop ... 

Running underwear: Socks

By Kerry McCarthy on in Gear
Keep your feet happy on the run with these top socks.

Wigwam Trail Trax Pro £14 There are four different materials in this sock: merino wool, spandex, polyester and nylon – and the result is a soft, cushioned, reassuringly thick feel on your foot. They’re also very quick-drying if you splash through any puddles, are highly breathable and don’t sag or bobble after ... 

Is 100 miles the new marathon?

By Warren Pole on in Training
Now that 26.2 miles is mainstream, runners are increasingly considering ultra events. Should you be putting triple digits on your to-do list? And just how do you go the distance?

In the film Run, Fat Boy, Run, Simon Pegg’s character faces losing his former fiancée to the dashing Whit. Among Whit’s qualities, the fact ‘he runs marathons’ is delivered as the final nail in Pegg’s coffin. After all, how could a mere mortal compete against such a superhuman? In 2007, when ... 

Getting over perfectionism

By Richard Lovett on in Training
We runners tread a fine psychological line between celebrating success and forever wanting to perform better. Here’s how to ensure perfectionism doesn’t sabotage your results

After months of diligent training, Theresa Hailey was perfectly on pace for her time goal when she reached the halfway mark in a marathon. But by mile 18 she had faded significantly and she crossed the line over six minutes outside her target. She was ecstatic. Why? She had missed her ... 

Gear pick of the week: Every Second Counts Speed leggings

By Georgia Scarr on in Gear
We're picking up the pace in these stylish, sleek leggings.

British sportswear brand Every Second Counts launched in 2014 and they’re already making a name for themselves as one of the best sources to go to for stylish, functional fitness gear. Their women’s Speed leggings are the perfect example of this. The moisture-wicking fabric keeps you comfortably dry during long ...  ... 

Kara Goucher's journey to 2016 Olympic Trials marathon

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Video - Kara Goucher talks about her journey to Olympic trials and Rio 2016

Two-time Olympian Kara Goucher tells her story in her words. From her beginnings in the sport, through two Olympics, a Worlds' Bronze Medal, and multiple Marathon Majors she has emerged as the US's most notable female distance runner - beloved by fans all over the world. While her story touches ... 

World's first running event for able-bodied and disabled people announced

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Parallel London will take place on Sunday 4th September at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London.

This autumn will see the world's first ever mass participation running event for able-bodied and disabled people take place in London. The not-for-profit event, Parallel London, will take place on Sunday 4th September at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. It includes a range of distances to suit different abilities, ranging ... 

London Marathon to celebrate 1 million milestone

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
The millionth finisher is due to cross the finish line of the Virgin Money London Marathon this April.

History will be made on April 24th when the Virgin Money London Marathon's millionth runner crosses the event's finish line. To celebrate the incredible milestone, London Marathon organisers have launched a campaign to celebrate every single runner who has completed the 26.2-mile challenge in the capital since the inaugural race in ... 

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