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Virtually Race Bolt to kick off the Commonwealth Games

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Pit your legs against Usain Bolt in Glasgow this summer.

Ever wondered how your running speed compares to the Olympians? With just a month to go before the Commonwealth Games starts in Glasgow, Virgin Media has unveiled plans to invite the public to race against the world's fastest man. As part of the Games celebrations, a 40m long track is set ... 

Why you should exercise when you're expecting

By Amby Burfoot on in News
Regular exercise leads to adequate gestational weight gain and lower risk of excessive gain, study shows.

Pretty much everyone knows about the importance of good nutrition and adequate weight gain during pregnancy. Less is known about the potential health risks, to both mother and child, of excessive weight gain. These include: for the mother, increased chance of a cesarean delivery and obesity later in life; and, ... 

Pacemaker beats world's best marathoner at Czech Half

By News on in News
Geoffrey Ronoh upsets world record holder Wilson Kipsang in his second pro race.

Sunday’s Olomouc Half Marathon in the Czech Republic was supposed to be a duel between marathon world record holder Wilson Kipsang and Chicago Marathon course record holder Dennis Kimetto. But in the latest instance of the rabbit stealing the show, Geoffrey Ronoh, a man with only one professional road race to his credit who'd been ... 

SPAT’s founder is awarded Prime Minister’s volunteering award

By News on in News
Homeless running charity is recognised for its impact in the homeless community.

James Gilley, 24, from South London has become the UK’s latest Point of Light in recognition of his set up of SPAT (Social Purpose and Time). SPAT is a running club that uses exercise to support its members to become clean of drugs and alcohol. The Point of Light award is new ... 

Race Review: Run Hackney

By Ben Hobson on in Events
12,000 runners took to the streets of Hackney, here's what one of them thought...

There’s nothing comparable to the way that a local race can transform familiar streets into a completely different environment. Landmarks and buildings are replaced by mile markers, closed roads offer a totally new perspective of your surroundings, the smallest of inclines that once went unnoticed become grinding drags and the ... 

Should you stretch before running?

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
Stretching results in slower starts, greater effort.

A few weeks ago, I took the "anti" side in a lighthearted RW debate about post-run stretching. Turns out stretching is still a hot-button issue that gets people fired up! So with that in mind, here's an interesting new study from researchers in Brazil, just published in PLoS ONE, that looks at the effects ...  ... 

Where to focus your attention while running

By Amby Burfoot on in News
New research suggests it's better to monitor your feelings than your form.

In 1977 Bill Morgan and Michael Pollock wrote one of the first and most influential papers in sports psychology. They interviewed a group of elite distance runners, asking the runners what they thought about in the heat of competition. They then asked the same question of midpack runners. Morgan and Pollock got ...  Continue ... 

Tough races to run this July

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Check out our summer race calendar run down.

Ipswich Summer 5K Series If mid week runs are your thing, this Thursday night summer series is just the ticket. The third race in the multi-terrain series, it features an undulating two-lap course around Christchurch Park and the best three out of four races count towards your points. Runners of all ... 

Cardio linked to decrease in cognitive decline

By Amby Burfoot on in News
Research shows cardiovascular activity could delay cognitive impairment.

Not too long ago, when we thought about cardiovascular health, we thought mainly about the heart. After all, that’s what “cardio” means, as derived from the Greek word kardio. We tended to overlook the “vascular,” from a Latin word referring to vessels or tubes. Now we know better. Those vessels transport ... 

Mo Farah to compete in Commonwealth Games as England squad is announced

By News on in News
Olympic champ included in team line up as 129 athletes head to Glasgow...

The English squad line-up for this summer’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow has been announced. The headline news confirms that Mo Farah will be competing in the 5,000 and 10,000 metre events. He will be attempting to be the first athlete in history to claim a full set of championship 5,000 ... 

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