231 to 240 of 861 blog posts

1001 Running Tips

By on in News
Our latest bookazine is about to hit the shelves.

With tips on everything from raceday strategy, strength training and smart nutrition to starting out running and injury treatment, this book is packed full of experts and knowledge. Our latest bookazine will be available in WH Smith next week so get your hands on a copy for a must-read running bible ... 

5 Biggest Challenges Running the Marathon Des Sables

By Kieran Alger on in Events
The biggest barriers to success in the Sahara

Finding the right kit The first thing you realise when you start reading into the Marathon Des Sables is just how much kit you need. First there’s a list of around ten compulsory items, including a sleeping bag, a lighter and a venom pump. Without these the organisers won’t let you ... 

Running keeps you younger in terms of energy efficiency

By Alison Wade on in News
Walking economy is a key predictor of morbidity in older adults.

In case you were looking for another reason to continue–or take up–running in your golden years, new research published in PLoS ONE found that seniors who run several times a week expend the same amount of energy, or have the same “economy” when walking as a typical person in their ... 

First Brit Paul Giblin wins bronze in World 100K

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Ultra runner Paul Giblin came 10th at the IAU 100K World Championships.

Following his record-breaking achievement at the West Highland Way Race earlier this year, ultra runner Paul Giblin proved his running mettle once again, coming 10th at the IAU 100K World Championships. The first time the championships were held in the Middle East, the 27th edition of the 100K race took place ... 

Strava and parkrun team up

By Annie Rice on in News
Two of the largest run communities come together.

Two of the big hitters in the running world, Strava and parkrun have partnered. Strava is the online stats hub for athletes competing against each other and themselves and parkrun is the name behind the free weekly 5ks in parks around the globe. The aim of the collaboration is to help ... 

Jo Pavey nominated for BBC Sports Personality of the Year

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
British sprinter and 10,000m European Champion Jo Pavey has been shortlisted for the 2014 BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

The announcement comes as no surprise following Pavey's 10,000m victory at the European Championships last August, when she became the oldest European female in history to win gold at the age of 40. The four-time Olympian and mother-of-two's success came just 10 days after winning a Commonwealth Games 5,000m bronze and ten months ... 

Weekend of running: 22nd & 23rd November

By on in Events
Your weekend running highlights.

"A rainy 5 mile run around Pednor in Chesham." - David Turner  Continue reading

How does drug testing work?

By Alison Wade on in Health
What's tested, who's tested and other details on detecting doping.

With Rita Jeptoo's failed drug test in the news and other positive tests being revealed each month, we set out to answer some common questions about how drug testing the world's best runners works. What is drug testing? It is the collection and analysis of blood and urine samples for the purpose of screening ... 

Study shows running could actually protect knees against osteoarthritis

By on in Health
Study finds lower incidence of arthritis in runners regardless of their age.

We all know in our hearts that it's really good for you, but runners will be pleased to hear that they can now legitimately tell naysayers to sod off when they suggest that running is bad for your knees. New research presented at the annual meeting of the American College ... 

Man v Marathon Des Sables: Taking on the Toughest Footrace on Earth

By Kieran Alger on in Events
One man versus 156 miles of the Moroccan Sahara.

In 19 weeks I’ll be standing under a start banner somewhere in the Moroccan Sahara. Ahead of me will be 156 miles of sand dunes, desert tracks and six days of 40-degree heat as I take on the ‘toughest footrace on earth’, the Marathon Des Sables (MDS).  I’ve done ultras before. ... 

231 to 240 of 861 blog posts

RW Forum