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7 nutritious start line snacks

By Georgia Scarr on in Health
Keep those energy levels on point with these pre-packaged nibbles.

If there's one thing that can be said for racing, it's that there can be a heck of a long wait at the start line. Fend off pre-run peckishness with one of these convenient packaged snacks, without weighing yourself down or scuppering your sugar levels. KIND Madagascan Vanilla Almond Bar With a ... 

26 fantastic London Marathon 2016 facts

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
From speedy celebrities to 250 vats of lube, in its 36-year history the almighty Virgin Money London Marathon has amassed some rather interesting facts.

1. The London Marathon is the Guinness World Record's largest annual fundraising event in the world. The event itself holds a Guinness World Record for one-day charity fundraising, a record it has broken each year for the past nine years. 2. Since its launch 36 years ago, London Marathon runners have raised over ... 

British foursome take on 260-mile run across Iceland for charity

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Community
Four friends are in the process of running 260 miles across Iceland from Jokulsarlon to the Blue Lagoon for Cancer Research UK.

Following their Death Valley double record attempt last year running brothers Scott (35) and Rhys Jenkins (28) from Cardiff are on yet another intrepid mission, this time to run 260 miles across Iceland. In a bid to raise funds for Cancer Research UK and the Kidney Wales Foundation, the brothers ...  ... 

8 restaurants with food offers for London Marathon finishers

By Georgia Scarr on in Events
If the thought of free or cheap food won’t get you to the finish line this Sunday, we don’t know what will.

You’ve trained for months, battled your way to the finish and got your hands on the coveted London Marathon medal – if there’s one thing you deserve, it’s a ruddy good meal! Check out these restaurants, which are running special offers for those of you who made it through. Gourmet Burger ... 

Man to take on human hamster wheel challenge

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
From running the length of Britain barefoot to tackling London Marathon dressed as a fridge, we thought we’d heard it all before. But then one man decided to take it a step further: introducing the human hamster wheel.

Dean Ovel, 39, from Southend-on-Sea in Essex, has set himself the ultimate challenge: to run for 24 hours on a giant hamster wheel. On Saturday 21st May, Ovel will take on the 24-hour time test at the top of Southend High Street on a human-sized wheel he constructed himself. ‘It's designed ... 

4 familiar running foes and how to deal with them

By Alex Hutchinson on in Training
Know your running enemy and take action before race day!

1/ Muscle damage The best predictor of who will slow down near the end of a 26.2? Whoever has the most muscle damage. Quads and calf muscles experience stressful ‘eccentric’ contractions as you land. Try the ‘repeated bout effect’: inflict temporary damage with long, hilly runs and you’ll suffer less the ... 

3 double-intensity training sessions

By AC Shilton, Alex Hutchinson on in Training
Mix up different intensities in the same workout to hone your racing edge.

Designing a training plan can feel like ticking off a checklist. Short intervals to boost speed? Check. Tempo runs to raise lactate threshold? Check. Hill repeats to build power? Check. In a race you must roll these components into a single performance, so it’s wise to also include combination workouts ... 

How to have more fun on marathon day

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Community
Feeling anxious about race day? Here's how to make sure you have the most fun!

Remember all those weeks ago when you first signed up to a marathon? You thought it was going to be fun! But as race day draws near, thanks to intensive training, more spaghetti than you could shake a stick at and a slightly irrational fear for your life, it’s easy ... 

Is weight-bearing exercise really useless for bone strength?

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
Contrary to reports, exercise does matter for long-term bone health.

“Exercise Is Not the Path to Strong Bones,” according to the headline of a recent article in the New York Times, by Gina Kolata. In fact, the article continues, exercise “has little or no effect on bone strength.” Allow me to disagree. The problem, in my view, isn’t so much that the ... 

Gear pick of the week: Hoka One One Vanquish 2

By Kerry McCarthy on in Gear
We tested out this maximal brand's latest offering.

Famed for their full cushioning and ‘rolling rocker’ design at the toe, Hoka One One’s Vanquish 2 has these same classic maximal features but with a remarkable lightness. They look bulky, but in the hand and on your feet the low weight (298g for men’s size UK8) is surprising. This was ... 

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