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Special RW discount for TCS New York Marathon

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We've teamed up with Sports Tours International to give you an exclusive discount

Following on from ours 50 best races feature, with New York coming in at number 17, we've teamed up with Sports Tour International to offer Runner's World readers and exclusive discount.  Using the promo code RWNY4 during purchase, you can save yourself £100 off your travel package ...  Continue reading

Running no longer to be used as a punishment in schools

By Annie Rice on in News
The Department of Education have removed their guidelines on using running as a punishment in schools.

Following a campaign by Run Group to remove the guideline set by the Department of Education that suggested teachers issue running as a punishment to children in schools, the guideline will be taken down. Nicky Morgan MP, Secretary of State for Education wrote, “I share your view that it threatens to ... 

Apple releases Smartwatch

By News on in Gear
Apple watch has a number of fitness features.

Apple has unveiled its long-awaited addition into the smartwatch market, Apple Watch, at the Flint Center in Cupertino, California. "Because you wear it, we invented new intimate ways to connect and communicate directly from your wrist and it works seamless with iPhone," Apple CEO Tim Cook said of the company's first ... 

Study confirms carbs are the problem

By Amby Burfoot on in News
What does this mean for the best running diet?

An important new diet and weight loss study has confirmed the too-many-carbs-is-the problem hypothesis made popular by Gary Taubes and many others. In a relatively large, randomised trial conducted at Tulane University, researchers put obese but healthy volunteers on a 12-month diet that was either “low fat” or “low carb.” The low-carb dieters lost ... 

World's 50 best running races

By Kerry McCarthy and Joe Mackie on in Events
RW takes you from the Arctic to the Great Barrier Reef in the ultimate runner’s bucket list of great races outside the UK.

1. Marathon des SablesThis event, commonly referred to by its acronym – and in hushed tones, at that ranks as one of the great badges of honour for endurance runners. MDS, ‘the toughest footrace on earth’, is an epic and, for many, life-changing undertaking, run over six stages that ...  Continue ... 

Women's Sport: how running helps our top sailors

By Kerry McCarthy, RW Commissioning Editor on in Training
We chat to RW reader, keen runner and professional sailor Abby Ehler ahead of her participation next month in the MONUMENTALLY GRUELLING Volvo Ocean Race

If you think running a marathon is a test of endurance, try living on a boat for nine months with 12 other people. Wet. Cold. Knackered. And all that time you’re racing against other teams out on the vast ocean, vying to be the first crew to complete a race ... 

Does stretching "loosen" muscles and tendons?

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
Some of the key effects of stretching are in your brain.

There's plenty of debateabout whether stretching before and/or after running is useful. But we spend less time thinking about what stretching actually does – what's changing on a muscular, neuromuscular, and biomechanical level when we stretch. A recent study in the Journal of Applied Physiology, from an international team of researchers in Australia, the ...  ... 

Top tips - how to tackle tight hamstrings

By Susan Paul on in Health
Runners' hamstrings can get tight due to over-lengthening.

For runners experiencing pain due to tight hamstrings, the first instinct is often to stretch. The pain may very well be due to tight hamstrings. However, here's why your stretching is most likely NOT helping you. In most cases, runner hamstrings are tight because they are actually over-lengthened rather than tight because ... 

Mo Farah wins the Great North Run

By News on in Events
Farah wins the Great North Run and becomes the first Brit to win in 29 years.

Yesterday, Sunday 7th September, Mo Farah became the first British man to win the Great North Run since 1985 with a time of exactly one hour. This also proved to be a 10 second PB for the British athlete who has been through a challenging year so far. Farah stayed with ... 

#pumaraverun week 6 winner

By on in CityRaveRunsEdit

Congratulations to @scottishrowan on Twitter, who won this week's #pumaraverun prize with a great photo of her running in Dundee. Joanna wins a pair of PUMA Faas 600 for her winning entry. Next week's prize: PUMA Mobium Elite... Next week (6 - 12 September) we're giving away the PUMA Mobium Elite v2. ... 

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