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The adidas 26rs new running club

By Annie Rice on in News
Find out about the latest running club from adidas to hit London

Last night we went along to the launch of the adidas 26rs. The adidas 26rs is a brand new running club inspired by the Virgin Money London Marathon. It’s for marathon runners all gunning for the big 26.2 and no matter your goal, it’ll take you in – for free. ... 

Lizard trail running - day 3

By Ben Hobson on in Training
The final and toughest day of our trail running trip in Spain

Today was the toughest day. This was no surprise. As we ate another delicious meal at the end of day two, conversation turned to what the next day entailed and it was looking challenging. There were already two runs planned out; one taking in a local peak that was less ... 

Lizard trail running - day 2

By Ben Hobson on in Training
A full day of trail running and strength training

Day two started with a breakfast that could only suggest we were going to be working hard. After letting our porridge, freshly squeezed juice from locally grown oranges, fruit salad and toast settle we took off into the surrounding canyons, tracks and ramblers (drainage routes for water, not pole wielding ... 

Boston Marathon goes barking mad

By Mark Remy on in News
Citing security, B.A.A. says dogs will aid runners at 2014 race.

In its latest announcement involving heightened security, the Boston Athletic Association has said it will not allow human volunteers on or near the course at next month's Boston Marathon. Instead, it says, trained police dogs will assume those roles. The move comes on the heels of other changes, some of which have puzzled or ... 

Mo Farah collapses at the New York City half-marathon finish line

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Olympic hero recovers from painful fall to finish second to Kenya's Geoffrey Mutai, but has to be taken away in wheelchair after race.

Mo Farah collapsed at the finish line of the New York City half marathon after coming in at 1:01:07. Earlier in the race the father-of-three, who won two gold medals at 2012 London Olympic Games, accidentally tripped at the six-mile mark. Despite falling awkwardly on to his side, allowing eventual winner Geoffrey Mutai ... 

Do older marathoners gain a heart-health advantage?

By on in News
In the first report of its kind, a German study followed 108 over-50 marathoners for 6.5 years

No one doubts that training longer and harder will improve your marathon performance. But will it make you healthier? The question is particularly germane for older runners, since increasing age brings on higher disease risks. German cardiologist Stefan Mohlenkamp has been studying the cardiac risks of marathon runners older than 50 ... 

Lizard trail running - day 1

By Ben Hobson on in Training
Based in South East Spain, our home for three days offers some amazing views and incredible trail running

Even before I've laced up my trainers, I get a taste of what's to come. Driving to Almond House (our home for the next three days), we leave the tarmac road in the local village and the rest of the journey to takes place on a dried out river bed, ... 

This weekend in pictures: 15th & 16th March

By on in Events
See the highlights of your weekend's running.

"Colchester half marathon, completed in 1hr57, not a pb and found tough due to heat and steep inclines but happy I completed." - Martin Mead Continue reading

261 Women's Marathon

By Annie Rice on in Events

In just less than three weeks from now, I shall be setting off to sunny Mallorca to take part inthe 261 Marathon; the world’s first ever women’s only marathon. The woman behind the race is Katherine Switzer and Switzer’s story is a powerful one for the history of women’s running. ... 

Gear: Garmin Fēnix 2 - First Look

By Ben Hobson on in Gear
Garmin reveal the fēnix 2, their benchmark watch for those who love the great outdoors

A firm favourite with trail and ultra runners, the Garmin Fēnix gets an update and it seems that the advances made with the Forerunner 620 have been incorporated with this seemingly all-singing-all-dancing watch.  The original fēnix that we tested was and still is a firm favourite at RW, so the ...  Continue ... 

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