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Can supplements that counter muscle acidity and fatigue aid training?

By Alex Hutchinson on in News
New research examines the effects of baking soda and beta-alanine.

A new study in the European Journal of Applied Physiology, from researchers at Victoria University in Australia, takes a look at two commonly used performance aids: beta-alanine and baking soda. What's interesting is that both are supposed to work in roughly the same way, by counteracting the increasing acidity (i.e. ... 

If you can’t race, then cheer!

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Why cheering on race day is good for the soul

Perhaps you’re injured, taking time out from running, or busy training for an event? There’s never been a better time to take to the streets and cheer. Good karma Willing strangers in the street to succeed not only gives you extra special karma points, but it makes you feel great to boot. ... 

Six great reasons to enter a race today

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
On the fence about race day? Check out our six reasons to enter an event and reap the rewards of running.

1. Motivation for the nation Nothing gets you out the door like a motivational goal, so if you struggle with enthusiasm or simply need a running boost, enter a race and you’ll have something to work towards. If you’re not ready to go long, there are plenty of shorter distance races ... 

Runner’s World and Saucony present 'Finding Strong'

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Watch this amazing running film by Brian Vernor

Spanning multiple continents, Finding Strong is a documentary that gracefully depicts the transformative power of running.  The 22-minute documentary explores fascinating runners from around the world, including elite National Guardsmen in Japan, a youth running community in Brazil, goat-herding girls in Djibouti and physically challenged athletes in New York City. Continue ... 

20-minute workout boosts cognitive ability

By News on in Health
A study shows 20 minutes of moderate intensity exercise can sharpen your focus.

Different workouts have different short-term effects. If you want to feel the stress of a busy day gradually disappear, go on a relaxed trail run. If you've been dragging and want to jumpstart your central nervous system, sprint up a steep hill a few times. And if you want to ... 

Happy Run2Work Day!

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Celebrate Run to Work Day and log your run, join in the Twitter party and sign the petition to make run commute kit tax-free.

Today runners across the country have laced up their kicks, left the car keys at home and stuck two fingers up to public transport by collectively hitting the streets in celebration of Run to Work Day. Did you switch up your commute and run in to work today? To encourage as ... 

Study shows having fun makes runners more likely to lose weight

By Amby Burfoot on in News
Fun runners make healthier food choices than hard runners research shows.

New research conducted at Cornell University indicates that runners eat less after a run if they find it enjoyable rather than hard work. In the last decade, Brian Wansink has gained considerable recognition for investigating how perception influences appetite and calorie consumption. He is perhaps best known for his book Mindless Eating: ... 

Vicious crows target blonde haired runners in London park

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Blonde female runners have been forced to take evasive action after a series of crow attacks in South London Park.

Two women runners have been targeted by angry birds in Eltham park. The crows are said to have swooped down and pecked at their heads before flying off, leaving the runners shocked and alarmed. Sarah Green, 35, who was attacked last week, told the London Evening Standard: “The bird swooped down ... 

Brit runner Ellie Greenwood wins Comrades Marathon

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Ellie Greenwood becomes first British woman to win iconic South Africa ultra

Set along 56 miles of undulating road in the notoriously hot KwaZulu Natal region of South Africa, the Comrades Marathon is known as one of the most brutal ultra marathons on the planet. But it was no match for British runner Ellie Greenwood, who finished the Pietermaritzburg to Durban course ... 

Weekend of running: 31st May - 1st June

By on in Events
The highlights of your weekend of running in pictures.

Laura Cook, The Color Run, London  Continue reading

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