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Q&A: Hill running

By Mitchell Phillips, Coach Rodney Bassett, Cara Esau on in Training
Our readers get expert answers to all their burning hill training questions.

I live in a very hilly area – will this affect the way I run? Hill running promotes the best running style: it makes you lean forward, develop a mid-foot strike and use your upper body more. Alternating uphills and downhills is similar to interval training, and perfect for improving lung ... 

Pair to run 400 miles from Scotland to London in aid of Ella’s Home

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
Two intrepid runners are set to run from Edinburgh to London this Saturday to raise awareness of sexual exploitation and trafficking in the UK.

32-year-old Emily Chalke and 24-year-old Rachel Price will be tackling the 400-mile stretch this Saturday 6 June in aid of Ella’s Home, a safe haven for women who have been trafficked and sexually exploited in the UK. The pair are expecting to take 16 days to complete ‘Ella’s Homerun’, running between 20-30 miles a day ... 

ASICS Beat The Sun picks the team

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Two UK runners have been chosen to race against the sun around Mont Blanc.

Back in March, ASICS Beat the Sun launched a global search to find 15 runners to take on the ultimate challenge: a race against each other and the sun, running between sunrise and sunset around the iconic Mont Blanc. Following the success of last year’s event, ASICS returns to Chamonix on 21st June ...  ... 

Muscle memory and endurance

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
After you get fit once, it really is easier to get fit the next time.

It took me more than five years of hard training to break 4:00 for 1500 metres for the first time. Not long after, I missed almost two years of training with a knee injury. When I was able to start running again, I was wondered (and worried) whether it would ... 

Marathoner becomes butt of his own joke

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A daring marathon runner has had his mate's name tattooed on his backside to raise money for charity.

In the run up to the London Marathon, runner and charity fundraiser Jonathon Green boldly decided to auction off a space on his bum cheek to raise funds for Cannock Newlife, a charity which helps children with disabilities and terminal illnesses. Much to Green's surprise, it was his training buddy Dave Anson who ...  ... 

Jo Pavey speaks out against Salazar

By on in News
10,000m champ says she would 'run a mile' if she was in Farah's position.

In an interview with BBC Athletics, European 10,000m champion Jo Pavey has spoken out against drug cheats and maintained if she was in Mo Farah's shoes she would ditch Alberto Salazar as her coach.  Double Olympian Farah is currently trained by Salazar, who is at the centre of doping allegations following a BBC Panorama documentary. Salazar denies ...  ... 

Alberto Salazar faces doping claims

By News on
03 June 2015 at 18:11
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Internationally known running coach Alberto Salazar faces doping allegations

According to an investigation for the BBC programme Panorama, claims of doping have been made against Alberto Salazar, head coach of the Nike Oregon Project, and US record holder Galen Rupp. The news broke online here and as the lead story on the ...  Continue reading

Long-distance running ability may be signal of desirable male genes

By Georgia Scarr on in Health
Men with higher ‘reproductive potential’ are better distance runners, according to a new study.

Runners of a male persuasion, don't despair about those battered feet and missing toenails if you're trying to attract a partner - the ability to run long distances can indicate higher ‘reproductive potential’ and make you more attractive to women, according to a University of Cambridge study. The research, published in ... 

Bouncing back from an ankle sprain

By William O. Roberts, MD on in Training
How to maintain your fitness - and sanity - while rehabbing a common injury

A sprain is a stretch or tear in a ligament that holds two bones together. In your ankle there are three smaller ligaments on the outside (where most sprains occur as the foot rolls in) and one big ligament on the inside (where only about five percent of sprains occur). ... 

Get faster for your next half marathon

By Susan Paul on in Training
Add these speed workouts to your training for a quicker 13.1 miles.

If you've done your fair share of running and want to improve your time, speedwork is a great way to get you going faster. But adding intensity can increase the risk of injury, making it important to increase run intensity gradually. Try beginning your speedwork with one tempo run a week. This ... 

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