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Diet cola and running: Harmless or hurtful?

By Georgia Scarr on in Health
Sugar free and low in calories, diet cola can seem like a good choice on hot days - but is that the case for runners?

As it heats up outside, we’re starting to move away from hot tea and coffee and onto something cooler. If you fancy a refreshing drink but are conscious of calories, diet cola can seem like a no-brainer. While sugary soft drinks have widely been linked to health problems such as ... 

Train like an Olympian: Form

By Jo Pavey on in Training
Want to train like an elite?
 Look no further – GB Olympian Jo Pavey has developed this bespoke workout to improve your form.

Good running form reduces injury and will improve your performance by optimising your strength and energy. These exercises encourage good joint alignment and proprioception (the body’s ability to sense movement and joint position). Core stability work will also help you develop a good running posture. A stable core while running ... 

4 ways running can help your career

By David Nicholson on in Training
You gain so much more from running than just fitness. Find out how it can boost you in the workplace...

Faster times aren’t the only gains you’ve made by running. In his new book, Think like an Athlete (Hardie Grant), David Nicholson says lessons we learn in sport are just as useful when we’re not wearing trainers. ‘Once an understanding of the transformative potential of running sinks in, it’s just ... 

World’s fastest female para-athlete Hayes heads to IPC Athletics Grand Prix

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Ilse Hayes will be one of 475 athletes from 38 countries competing in Grosseto.

Less than two months ago, Ilse Hayes became the fastest female para-athlete of all time when she sprinted to victory at the IPC Athletics Grand Prix in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The partially-sighted athlete clocked 11.89 seconds in the 100m T13, 0.02 faster than the previous global best set by China's T12 world ... 

parkrun partners with Fitbit

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Performance fitness product pioneer joins forces with UK’s biggest running community.

Parkrun has announced a three-year partnership with Fitbit wearable activity trackers. As parkrun UK’s official sponsor, Fitbit will offer its software expertise to parkrun’s community, empowering runners with the information they need to reach their performance and training objectives. Parkrun holds free, weekly 5K timed runs around the world. The runs are ... 

What’s new in sports medicine?

By William O. Roberts, MD on in Health
A look at research projects delving into the health of runners.

Dr William Roberts attended the 2015 American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting in San Diego, California. Here are the key points pertaining to runners’ health that he reported back. Consider skipping a race when sick. Viral infections cause inflammation in your mucus membranes and that same inflammation may be present in ... 

8 citrus fruits for runners

By Liz Applegate on in Health
Citrus fruits are packed with runner-friendly nutrients – and they add zing and flavour to your meals.

TO BOOST HEART HEALTH Blood oranges and pomelos The antioxidants that give blood oranges their red hue protect arteries and improve blood flow. Pomelos also benefit your ticker: the white layer surrounding the fruit is high in fibre and flavones (a type of flavonoid) that lower LDL (bad) cholesterol. TO HELP BLOOD PRESSURE 
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The summer of speed

By Rhalou Allerhand on
09 June 2015 at 16:48
in Events
Keen to speed up this summer? Sharpen your stride at one of our top 15 super fast 5K races across the country.

1. Forest Park Ladies 5K, Wednesday, 1 July 2015Warrington, Cheshire Featuring 99 per cent parkland trails, the Forest Park Ladies 5K is the ideal introductory race for women runners. 2. Lakeside 5k, Wednesday, 1 July 2015Hilsea, Hampshire A single virtually traffic-free lap, the Lakeside 5K is part of a six-race series, suitable for runners of all abilities. 3. Continue reading

Pistorius to be released from prison

By Peter Gambaccini on in News
South African double amputee Olympian Oscar Pistorius will serve 10 months of 5-year sentence.

Oscar Pistorius, sentenced last autumn to five years in prison for manslaughter in the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, will be released on 21st August after serving ten months, according to media reports. He will continue to be monitored while in home confinement. South Africa mandates such a release ...  ... 

Mo Farah ‘emotionally and physically drained’ by doping allegations

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Doping controversy involving Farah's coach Salazar has rocked the athletics community.

Mo Farah has spoken out following a BBC investigation alleging his coach Alberto Salazar has been involved in illegal doping practices. The allegations made in Catch Me If You Can - broadcast on BBC One last Wednesday - accused Salazar, the coach of the Nike Oregon Project, of encouraging team members to ... 

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