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Google’s top 20 running questions answered

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Community
Keen to speed up, lose weight or tackle your first big race? We respond to Google's most commonly asked running questions.

Last week, our friends over at the Guardian Running Blog published the top 20 training questions posed to Google by wannabe runners since the start of 2016. To save you hours surfing the net we've pulled together articles by our crack team of experts to answer your burning questions. How to start ...  ... 

North-West England races under investigation for being 'too short'

By Georgia Scarr on in News
38 races are being investigated by the Association of UK Course Measurers.

After three years of Greater Manchester Marathon results were declared invalid due to the course being found to be 380m too short, 38 races in North-West England are now being investigated by the Association of UK Course Measurers. Among the races, five have already been re-measured and found to come ...  ... 

How to avoid the wall (and cope if you hit it)

By Dr Jeff Brown and Liz Neporent on in Training
Get your coping mechanism in gear and you can scale the wall with confidence.

The Americans call it ‘bonking’, and by any name it’s a pretty awful experience. When you hit the wall, it feels like you have run face-first into a stack of bricks. Your legs start feeling like concrete posts, every step is a triumph of will and you seriously doubt that ... 

Is the running injury epidemic overblown?

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
Despite the apparent perils, most people who sign up for a marathon make it to the finish.

It’s a widely accepted fact that we’re in the midst of a massive running injury epidemic. Who or what is to blame for this epidemic is a matter of vigorous debate, but there’s no denying that studies of running injuries produce some alarming numbers about how many runners get hurt, ... 

London Marathon names millionth finisher

By on in News
39-year-old police officer Shannon Foudy was number 1000,000 to cross the Virgin Money London Marathon finish line.

Virgin Money London Marathon has named its millionth finisher. Shannon Foudy from Hemel Hempstead was running her first marathon on Sunday 24th April to raise money for the Luton & Dunstable Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), which saved the life of her daughter Catrin in January 2010. Foudy, a ...  ... 

What is overtraining syndrome?

By Wesley Doyle on in Health
Pushing body and mind too far isn’t just a peril for elites and ultra runners. Overtraining syndrome can hit anyone.

Whether recent converts or veterans with sacks of finisher’s medals, we expect our training miles to be rewarded with improvement in both how we run and how we feel. But what if those miles don’t deliver? Maybe lately your body has become the in vogue destination for every illness and ... 

How to recover from overtraining syndrome

By Wesley Doyle on in Health
Maximise recovery and minimise the negative impact of intense training.

1/ Have a plan ‘Periodisation is a structured plan that cycles periods of harder training, to overload the body, with periods of rest and easier sessions,’ says Tom Craggs, lead coach at Running with Us. ‘This allows the body to adapt by focusing on different types of training at different ...  Continue reading ... 

Warning signs of overtraining syndrome

By Wesley Doyle on in Health
Whether you're struggling when out running or taking the hit at home, overtraining could be to blame.

Are you pushing too hard? Tom Craggs, lead coach at Running with Us, explains the warning signs of overtraining syndrome (OTS). When running Lack of progression: Despite increasing the quality and/or quantity of your training, your progression slows or reverses. You’re working harder in sessions that previously felt easy. Injuries and niggles: Constant ... 

How to beat mid-race boredom

By Dr Jeff Brown and Liz Neporent on in Training
Boredom can strike at any time, no matter how electric the atmosphere. Bring your run to life with these tips from sports psychologist Dr Jeff Brown.

You might think that as long as you’re in the middle of a race with cheering crowds and booming music, your mind will never go numb. But while racing can be exciting and inspiring, it may also sometimes feel dull and repetitive – especially in a long-distance event with more ... 

Runner's World vs. the world at Wings for Life 2015

By on in Events
A special RW report from the Wings for Life 2015 World Run: 100,000 runners, 35 countries, one great day.

This weekend sees the return of the Wings for Life World Run. This one-of-a-kind event starts at the same time across 34 locations worldwide, pitting runners against the Catcher Car - the finish line that chases them - all in aid of spinal cord injury research foundation Wings for Life. Last ... 

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