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Gear pick: USN Diet Whey bars

By Annie Rice on in Gear

With a soft peanut butter filling, decent chew and chocolate-flavour coating, protein bars don’t often taste as delicious USN’s latest Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownie Diet Whey Bars. Often chocolate-flavour bars lack the chocolate hit I crave, but I'm a big fan of these - though I'm aware that just because ... 

Boston: So close, yet so far

By Amby Burfoot on in News
"We must run again" says Amby Burfoot from the US edition of Runner's World

We had already started our celebration of another completed Boston Marathon. With little more than a half-mile to go, John and Megan Valentine and I were discussing how we could possibly improve on a great cornering photo (Hereford onto Boylston) that emerged from our run in the 2008 Boston.This ...  ... 

Jess Ennis turns personal trainer for a day

By on in News
Olympic star Jessica Ennis goes undercover as a personal trainer - but does she get recognised?

How would you feel if Jess Ennis approached you mid-workout for an exclusive one-to-one session, coaching you to train like an athlete? One lucky park runner got more than he bargained for recently - check out the video for an exclusive peek at a training session with the Olympic hero ... 

Gear pick: Merrell Barefoot Road Glove Dash 2

By Annie Rice on in Gear

Merrell has collaborated with Vibram once again to produce an upgraded version of their barefoot predecessors. They are designed for natural running on hard surfaces and feature a durable Vibram sole, with a zero-drop platform and ultra-lightweight feel. The shoe claims to encourage a midfoot strike to support natural running ... 

Physio Clinic: Marathon taper

By Scott Mitchell on
11 April 2013 at 11:22
in Health
With just over a week until VLM, our resident physiotherapist Scott Mitchell shares some marathon taper tricks.

Just as it should have been warming up for the longer runs, it got colder than ever. Now all the hard work is done but you have the delicate job of getting the taper right. Thanks to the unusual conditions everything may not be straight forward, so here are my ... 

Nutrition Clinic: How to fuel a marathon

By Dr James Morton on in Health
In the lead up to the Virgin London Marathon, marathon nutrition is the theme for our brand-new nutrition blog.

Welcome to our brand-new nutrition blog, where Dr James Morton, Senior Sports Nutritionist for Science in Sport (SiS), will be giving advice on nutrition, dispelling fuelling myths and offering his tips every month. If you have a sports nutrition question or area you'd like to see covered in the blog, ... 

Gear pick: Goody Good Stuff

By Annie Rice on in Gear

There are hundreds of sports energy gels, chews and beans on the market, all very different in taste, texture and effect and it's a matter of trial and error in finding one that suits you. The choice can be a little overwhelming - I’ve tried and tested almost every brand ... 

Your Say: Highs and lows of marathon training

By on in Community
With Spring marathons just around the corner for many, we asked our Twitter and Facebook followers to tell us the highs and lows of their marathon journey so far. Here's what you had to say...

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Gear Pick: FUEL

By Annie Rice on in Gear

There's a new sports nutrition brand on the market designed to power you through your training. FUEL is all about breakfast and has three products on the market: a breakfast milkshake, crunchy granola and on-the-go porridge pots. The concept is simple: fast and convenient energy with a balance of carbs and ... 

How fast in fancy dress?

By Annie Rice on in News

Queues of charity marathon runners, all sporting their best fancy dress costumes, will be lining up outside the ASICS flagship store on Oxford Street. The fancy dress runners will be in line to have their free gait analysis. To make sure participants are fully prepared for next month’s London marathon, ASICS ... 

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