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Nutrition clinic: Balanced recovery

By Emma Baraclough on in Health
How to recovery post-run by the experts at SIS.

Protein is essential to building and maintaining lean muscle tissue, but after a long run it’s important to take on board much more than just protein in order to recover properly and maximise your training adaptations. For moderate to high intensity exercise, carbohydrate is the major fuel source. Your body stores ... 

How to pack for a race abroad

By Annie Rice and Susan Paul on in News
Top tips for packing all of your race day essentials.

Running tourism is hot right now. An increasing number of runners plan their races around holiday destinations and you can see the appeal of racing abroad. It’s a great way to see a new place and feel like you earned all of the post-race ice cream. The only worry can ... 

Short workouts can improve work performance

By Alison Wade on in Health
Half hour session significantly boosts working memory.

If you’re thinking about skipping your next lunchtime or pre-work run because you’re too busy, new research indicates that, for certain types of tasks, taking a break and getting your workout in could improve your performance on the job immediately post-workout. Researchers found that after performing a single bout of moderate exercise, ...  ... 

The most common injuries from too-quick mileage increases

By Alison Wade on in Health
Study questions 10% rule among group of novice runners.

Many runners are familiar with the 10 percent rule of increasing mileage. It states that increasing your mileage by more than 10 percent from one week to the next will increase your chance of injury. Various scientists and coaches have disputed the rule over time. New research published in the Journal of ...  ... 

Weekend of running: 11th & 12th October

By on in Events
Your running highlights in pictures.

"This weekend was the first date of the Westward Cross Country League, with the venue Plymouth's Central park. The turnout was double that from last year's meet in the XC league at Plymouth with over 350 senior men and women taking part, as well as the junior age groups. Great ... 

How exercise protects your brain from depression

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
Study suggests a new protective role for fit muscles.

Researchers at Sweden's Karolinska Institute published  study in the journal Cell last week that may shed some light on how and why exercise fights depression (press release here). It's fairly complicated stuff (to me, at least), and it's a mouse study – but I think it's interesting enough to be worth ...  Continue reading ... 

Do I look like a man?

By Lauren Fleshman on in Health
Female athletes come in all shapes and sizes and our definition of femininity has to catch up.

I used to be afraid to call myself a feminist. It sounded like the kind of woman a man wouldn’t like. I used to look at runway photos in fashion magazines as a pre-pubescent teenager and pray that puberty would be good to me, giving me height with the right kind ... 

Top 10 race day alternatives to the London Marathon

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Didn't get in on the ballot? There are plenty of great 26.2 alternatives to tackle next spring.

Be it the first or the fifth time you've failed to secure a London Marathon ballot place, it can be disheartening not getting into your dream race. But fear not, there are plenty of excellent marathon alternatives across the country. Check out our top ten spring marathons, get one booked ... 

Take the Timeless Challenge

By Jenny Hadfield on in News
Coach Jenny explains how to pace yourself to a strong finish using your inner GPS.

There are a host of tips I could give you on how to improve your time, like "run the tangents," "dial in your nutrition," and "pace yourself," but the most effective strategy I’ve seen for improving performance has been in the form of a challenge I set to my running ... 

Race report: Nike 10km Paris Centre

By Ben Hobson on in Events
A quick trip under the sea to race in Paris made for a great weekend...

Having travelled a fair bit for races, I was more surprised than anyone when I realised I’d never run a race in Paris. The Eurostar has been shuttling people under sea for twenty years now and seeing as it only takes two and a half hours to reach Paris from ... 

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