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Colin Jackson says 'pants to prostate cancer' at Cardiff 5K this Father’s Day

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
Olympic champ Colin Jackson will be donning y-fronts on Father's Day to raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK.

On Sunday 21st June, Olympian Colin Jackson is urging Welsh dads to sign up to Go Dad Run, a 5K charity run. Each year over 40,000 men in the UK are diagnosed with prostate cancer. One in eight men in the UK will develop the disease, which rises to one in ... 

Running may help limit asthma severity

By Georgia Scarr on in Health
Study finds twice weekly treadmill sessions help improve symptoms.

Running may help improve quality of life and limit symptoms in asthma sufferers, a new study has found. Aerobic exercise is often recommended for asthmatics, however some avoid it due to concern it will trigger an attack.  The research, carried out at the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil, saw two ... 

Does knowing your splits help you run faster?

By Alex Hutchinson on in Training
How you pace a 5K depends on how much information you have.

One of the poster presentations at the ACSM conference last month, by coach and research student Luke McIlvenna, looked at the role of "distance feedback" on pacing and running performance. It's a topic I've been interested in for a long time, so it was fun to chat with McIlvenna ...  Continue ... 

Forrest Gump runner completes John O’Groats to Land’s End challenge

By Georgia Scarr on in News
Ewan Gordon ran the 1050-mile course over six weeks in memory of 9-year-old Thomas Laurie, who passed away after suffering from Cockayne Syndrome.

Runner Ewan Gordon has completed a 1050-mile route from John O’ Groats to Land’s End dressed as Forrest Gump. 43-year-old Gordon, who first began running in 2011, ran an average of 26 miles per day for six weeks to complete the course. Gordon undertook the challenge in memory of 9-year-old family ... 

4 Pilates moves for a stronger core

By Julie Erickson on in Training
Having a strong core can help you improve your running technique and avoid injuries. Boost it up with these Pilates moves.

Once the domain of dancers, Pilates has become popular
 with runners looking to toughen up the muscles in their 
mid-section. “When the core is stable, limbs move efficiently and you’re less likely to get injured,” says Julie Erickson, a marathoner and endurance Pilates instructor. She’s put together these key moves ... 

5 ways to help ditch the stitch

By Jenny Hadfield on in Training
Avoid the dreaded side stitch these top tips.

We run through sleet and snow, heat and haze, with blisters and black toenails, headaches and knee aches. But a side stitch? That sharp, stabbing pain that hits below the ribs can stop us in our tracks. Although the exact cause of side stitches has yet to be proven, theories ... 

Massage may boost muscle regeneration

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
Rabbit experiments help researchers explore how (and if) massage really works.

It's very hard to conduct a placebo-controlled, double-blinded experiment on the effects of massage. People tend to notice when someone is rubbing their leg. That has made it challenging to tease out what, if anything, is going on when you get a massage after a hard workout. Does it really ... 

Can happy hour hurt performance?

By William O. Roberts, MD on in Health
Feel free to enjoy a drink or two if you have a training run planned, but if you're racing, hold off.

I usually wrap up my work week with happy hour on Friday evenings, and I tend to run long distances (anywhere between 10-20 miles) on Saturday mornings. Does drinking alcohol the night before a long run have any impact on running performance? If you have one or two drinks at a ... 

Hill training index

By on in Training
Run for the hills with help from our articles and top training sessions.

Conquer ascents and hammer hillocks with guidance from our hill training index. The links below have everything you need to know for hill running success. Everything you need to know about hill training - The ultimate introduction to hill training. Read everything from why it works to troubleshooting and training sessions. Continue reading

8 minutes of running a day can boost health in teenagers

By Georgia Scarr on in Health
Study finds two minutes of high-intensity exercise repeated four times improves heart health and metabolism.

Parents, no need for expensive gym memberships – you’ll be relieved to hear that teens can boost their health with just eight minutes of high-intensity exercise per day, such as cycling or running. A study published in the journal Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental found that when teenagers did two minutes of ... 

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