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TV Presenter Charlie Webster sets off on longest ever Football Club Marathon in aid of charity

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On Sunday January 26th television presenter and Women’s Aid ambassador Charlie Webster started a week-long ultramarathon down the country, attempting to run a gruelling 250 miles over 7 days, visiting 40 football clubs to raise vital funds for Women’s Aid and to raise awareness within the football community of Domestic Violence. The ... 

Slow Strength

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Slow down the release of these five moves to train your body to run faster.

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How exercise regulates your appetite

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New study reveals a stomach-brain-appetite link.

What foods do you usually think about at the end of a workout? Oranges and watermelon, or a big piece of cake? Recently published research in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition gives some insight into your likely choice.  The research group had 15 subjects run on a laboratory treadmill at a modest-but-steady pace ... 

Last year's London Marathon winner, Priscah Jeptoo to defend title

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April 13 women's field includes reigning Olympic and world champions.

In defence of her London Marathon title on April 13, Priscah Jeptoo (above) will have to thwart the reigning Olympic gold medalist, the winner of the last two world championships marathons, the 2013 champions of Berlin, Tokyo, Paris, and Osaka, and, in her marathon debut, the greatest 10,000-meter track runner of all-time. The ...  ... 

Marathon Training - Boom and Bust

By Noel Thatcher, MBE, British paralympic runner, Physiotherapist on in Health
The perils of marathon training and how to avoid injury...

Usually as a running specialist physiotherapist there is a predictable pattern to the year. From mid February there is a steady increase in the number of runners targeting spring marathons phoning for appointments and the story usually goes something like, “I was doing really well until the end of January, ... 

Your weekend of running: 18th & 19th January

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Here are the highlights of your weekend of running in pictures.

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Galen Rupp sets U.S. indoor 5000-meter record of 13:01.26

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Galen Rupp took nearly six seconds off the American indoor record for 5000 meters and scared the 13:00 barrier on Thursday night at Boston University, winning in 13:01.26 and indicating he could be ready for assaults on the U.S. mile and two-mile standards in the coming weeks. (Photo of Rupp after ... 

Strength training may burn more calories than previously thought

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New study doubles the calorie-burn estimate for bodyweight exercises.

It sometimes seems there are just two kinds of exercisers in the world: those who throw around weights in the gym, and those who hit the roads (or treadmills) to enhance their aerobic fitness. Health authorities eagerly endorse both--an easy call given the country’s rampant obesity crisis. Indeed, health experts ... 

Mo Farah faces a tough field in London Marathon

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World record holder, Olympic and world champion among contenders

Former London Marathon Director David Bedford proclaimed last week that, despite the absence of world 5000- and 10,000-meter record holder Kenenisa Bekele from the field for April 13’s race, “If anyone believes that this is a walk in the park for Mo Farah, they need to think again.” That was an understatement. ...  ... 

Why to run in parks when you're in a city

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Psychological, physical markers of stress are lower in urban parks vs. city centers.

If you've ever had a nice run in your city's park land, and then felt your stress levels rise as you fight your way through city streets to finish your run at your hotel, you weren't imagining things. According to new research on the psychological and physical stress reactions to different urban ... 

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