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Cycling to recovery: Part 3

By on in Health
Deputy Digital Editor Georgia hit spinning hard to rehabilitate some nasty injuries, but what happened when motivation took a back seat?

Read Cycling to recovery: Part 1 and Part 2. Spinning classes are an acquired taste. As good as they are for cross-training, it takes a certain something to fix yourself to a bike and plough away while going absolutely nowhere… and after two months of switching my five times weekly ...  ... 

Snack attacks for runners

By Pamela Nisevich Bede, M.S., R.D on in Health
Eating between meals is a great way to fuel running if you do it right.

Whether you’re cutting calories or looking to add more nutrients, smart snacking - emphasis on smart - can play an important role in helping you meet your goals. Low-calorie snacks can help fill the void between meals, giving you the willpower to say “no” to more decadent, diet-derailing choices. High-calorie snacks can ... 

87-year-old charity marathoner Iva Barr given Point of Light award

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
An 'inspirational' 87-year-old retired teaching assistant has been named a Point of Light by the prime minister following her 19th London Marathon.

Charity marathoner Iva Barr from Bedfordshire has received an accolade from Prime Minister David Cameron in recognition of her incredible charity work. The Point of Light award recognises outstanding individuals who make a change in their community and inspire others through voluntary work and fundraising. The oldest female runner at the 2015 ... 

Dutee Chand cleared to race following landmark gender case

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Indian sprinter Dutee Chand has been cleared to compete again after IAAF suspends 'gender test' rules.

In a landmark gender case, the Court of Arbitration for Sport has suspended 'hyperandrogenism' rules, allowing Chand to compete for India in the World Athletics Championships in Beijing in August. The 19-year-old sprinter was banned from competing by the Athletics Federation of India last summer after failing a hormone test that revealed her body produced high levels of ... 

Sex files: Running and sexual ability

By Kerry McCarthy on in Health
You can hold up through a long run, but how's your endurance elsewhere?

Forget popping the little blue pills and pop on your running shoes, instead. It seems there’s a link between treadmill endurance and sexual endurance, according to a study published in the American Journal of Cardiology that monitored both treadmill and sexual performance. The results clearly showed a ratio of each ... 

The beauty of blackcurrants

By Georgia Scarr on in Health
Packing a nutritional punch, blackcurrants are the perfect fruit for runners. Read on to find out why...

Often passed over in favour of more glamorous fruits, blackcurrants are a great choice if you want to boost your overall health. Here are five reasons to cram more currants into your diet... Immune boost: Blackcurrants pack a massive 338% of your recommended daily allowance of Vitamin C per 100g, so pesky ... 

How to train for back-to-back marathons

By Susan Paul on in Training
Use the first marathon as a training run for the second one.

Elsie asks: I'm training for my first marathon, which is at the end of November. My plan is to do this marathon, and then six weeks later, I want to run another one with some friends. Is this crazy? Is it possible to run two marathons so close together? Yes, it’s ... 

Record-breaking weekend for GB athletes at the Anniversary Games

By Georgia Scarr on in News
This weekend saw a new GB women’s 100m record from Dina Asher-Smith, world records for Paralympians Georgina Hermitage and Sophie Hahn and a 3,000m win for Mo Farah.

Dina Asher-Smith has become the first GB woman to break an 11-second 100m, finishing in just 10.99 seconds at this weekend’s Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games. This marks an improvement on her previous British record of 11.02.  In the International Paralympic Committee Grand Prix, Georgina Hermitage set a new world record of one ... 

3 ways to save your skin

By Rachael Woolston on in Health
Remedy running-related ingrown hairs, weathered skin and chafing with these handy tips.

Our sport causes many unsightly afflictions, in spite of all its benefits. Here’s how to tackle troublesome symptoms and up your confidence. Problem: Ingrown hairs The cause: These painful red bumps on the skin afflict women and men equally, the only difference being location: legs, bikini line, chest, jaw or under the ... 

Keep training on track during summer holiday season

By Team RW on in Training
Off on holiday? Here's how to keep your race training and nutrition in check.

Summer's here and it's brought holidays, ice cream and plenty of booze. Lovely, but not ideal if you're in the midst of a training plan - especially those of you lining up an autumn marathon. Luckily you can indulge, soak up the sun and still stay on track with these ... 

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