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Eddie Izzard and Tanni Grey-Thompson launch volunteer initiative

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Big Help Out hopes to drive more volunteers to dedicate their time to grassroots sport across the UK.

Sports volunteering charity Join In and BBC Get Inspired have announced their partnership for the launch of the Big Help Out, an initiative to inspire 10,000 new volunteers to help out at local sports clubs, groups and events across the country. Join In patron Eddie Izzard and Paralympic athlete Baroness ...  ... 

Runner takes on 90 marathons in 90 days for Tommy’s baby charity

By Georgia Scarr on in News
Following a string of heartbreaking miscarriages, Mark Vaz decided to take on the 2,358-mile challenge to fundraise for Tommy’s, the baby and pregnancy charity.

It's not unusual to run marathons for charity, but 32-year-old Mark Vaz is taking it to a whole new level - he's running 90 marathons in 90 days for Tommy's, the baby and pregnancy charity. Kicking off on Tuesday 7th July, Mark will smash the world record for the most ... 

Do you believe in compression socks?

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
They work best if you expect them to, study finds.

It's impossible to run a double-blinded study of compression socks (and many other recovery techniques, like ice baths and massage) — you always know when you're "supposed" to benefit. One way to tease out the difference between psychological and "true" physiological gains is to ask the subjects in the study ... 

Dina Asher-Smith sets new British Championships 100m record

By Georgia Scarr on in News
The 19-year-old sprinter ran a 11.08-second 100m at the British Championships in Birmingham this weekend.

Dina Asher-Smith has set a new British Championships record, running 100m in just 11.08 seconds. The 19-year-old hit the time yesterday (Sunday 5th July) at Alexander Stadium, Birmingham. Asher-Smith's time was only 0.06 seconds off the GB national record she set in the Netherlands this May. In the men's heats, Chijindu Ujah ... 

New women's 10K to launch in Hyde Park this October

By Georgia Scarr on in News
500 women will take on Run with the Girls 10K in Hyde Park, in conjunction with women's running charity A Mile in Her Shoes.

Run with the Girls 10K, a new women-only race based in London's Hyde Park, is set to launch on Sunday 4th October. The leads runners past the iconic Serpentine Lake and around the picturesque Royal Park, with its flat course making it perfect for beginners and PB-chasers. The event is ...  ... 

4 speedy lunchtime workouts

By Jeff Galloway on in Training
Gagging to get a workout in but can't escape the office? Try these for size (just don't go blaming us for any funny looks you get).

There’s no better way to ward off the afternoon doldrums than going for a lunchtime run. “Getting out for as little as 15 minutes can reduce stress, stimulate creativity and activate hormones associated with positive thinking...not to mention help keep you fit,” says coach Jeff Galloway. “Aim to escape the office ... 

Long run fatigue

By William O. Roberts, MD on in Health
Can't stay awake after a long run? Perhaps you need to examine your sleep patterns.

Selena asks: After my long runs, I can barely stay awake. When I get home, I fall asleep for at least four hours. I am usually very sore and stiff when I do wake up, since I hadn't been moving. So my whole Saturday is ruined because all I want ... 

Free running groups in the capital

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Training
Fancy a run? Check out one of the great free running clubs across the city of London this summer.

The sun is shining brightly and there’s never been a better time to go for a run. If the glorious weather isn’t enough to lure you outside but you’re reluctant to commit to a run club, the good news is there are plenty of completely free running groups in the ... 

Strength training for new marathon runners

By Susan Paul on in Training
How to incorporate strength exercises into training for your first marathon.

Strength training is a great idea for all runners, full stop. But, given a challenging marathon course, it's even more important. In addition, cross-training can be an effective training tool as well, especially if you are following a three or four day-a-week running plan. Just one word of caution though, ... 

Student runs 72 miles in 72 hours in aid of Crohn's charity

By Charlie Hanson & Georgia Scarr on in News
21-year-old student Liz Daly ran from Brecon to Cardiff in just 72 hours to fundraise for the charity forCrohn's.

Running 72 miles in itself is an amazing feat, but to do it in as many hours is something else. But that's exactly what 21-year-old Liz Daly did last weekend to fundraise for forCrohn's, the UK's only charity dedicated solely to funding research and raising awareness for the digestive condition ... 

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