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Come and join us at the running celebration of the year

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The Running Awards and the RW PB awards join forces

Runner’s World have joined forces with The 2015 Running Awards in association with everydayhero to produce the running celebration of the year. Mike Bushell returns to present an evening of partying and award the best in running, as voted for by you! Join us at indigo at The O2 in London ... 

Supermodel Christy Turlington reveals labour inspired her to run marathons

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The 90s Supermodel is gearing up to run her fourth marathon in London this month.

Speaking to Red Magazine in the run up to her fourth marathon, the 46-year-old mother-of-two says potentially life threatening problems following her first pregnancy galvanized her to take up running. "I experienced complications myself after I delivered my daughter, Grace, and I guess my own experience of childbirth was ...  Continue ... 

Study shows fast food may aid recovery similar to sport products

By Amby Burfoot on
07 April 2015 at 10:01
in News
In a recent study, Happy Meals produce a similar response to well-known sport meals.

A new study in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism has found that fast food from McDonald's is just as good for glycogen resynthesis (ie recovery) and subsequent performance as sport foods recommended for this use. The research team measured a large number of variables related to recovery—from blood cholesterol ...  ... 

Fell runner Nicky Spinks sets new Bob Graham women's record

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
Spinks set out to break one of the toughest records in running last weekend.

UPDATE (April 7): Nicky completed her Bob Graham Round in a time of 18hrs 06mins (confirmed). She was outside of the 17:21 clocking she needed to record the fastest cumulative time for the Bob Graham, Ramsay Round and Paddy Buckley due to injury, but still managed to set a new ... 

Usain Bolt set to race in New York this summer

By Peter Gambaccini on in News
The sprinter will return to the city seven years after setting his first 100-metre world record.

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt will be back on June 13 to race 100 meters at the adidas Grand Prix, a Diamond League meet at New York’s Icahn Stadium, where he resoundingly announced his presence to the track world seven years ago. Bolt was a talented and unusually tall young sprinter, but not yet an ...  ... 

Hoka Highland Fling training blog 12: Tackling back-to-back long runs

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Training
In the twelfth week of her training our Online News Ed Rhalou ups her mileage.

Week 12 has arrived, which means there are only four weeks to go until my attempt to conquer the Hoka Highland Fling. Holy guacamole I'm starting to get nervous. My training plan stipulated two rest days in a row (hurrah) a 50-minute easy run on Wednesday, 35 minutes easy on Thursday, some ...  ... 

Runners and low heart rate

By William O Roberts, MD on in Health
How regular endurance training can reduce a runner’s heart rate.

The “normal” heart rate range is usually between 60 bpm and 100 bpm and is most accurately measured when you first wake up before you begin to move around for the day. A heart rate of less than 60 is called a bradycardia, or slow heart rate. It is not unusual ... 

Radcliffe criticises Nike's Gatlin deal

By Peter Gambaccini on in News
The sprinter has been given a new Nike sponsorship deal despite receiving two doping bans.

Justin Gatlin, the American sprinter who has served two drug suspensions and was the top 100 and 200 metre runner in the world in 2014, has been given a new sponsorship deal by Nike, a move that is stirring controversy in elite running circles, as the BBC and other media outlets ...  ... 

Stabilising your "foot core"

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
The small muscles in your feet play a big role.

We've all heard lots (perhaps too much) about the importance of core stability, provided by the network of muscles around the hips, pelvis and back. An interesting paper in this month's British Journal of Sports Medicine, from a group of researchers including Harvard's Irene Davis, makes the case that we should ... 

Race report: 261 Women's Marathon 2015

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
Our Online News Ed Rhalou runs the 261 Women's Marathon in Palma de Mallorca on International Women's Day.

When my colleague Annie asked me to run the 261 Women’s Marathon in Palma de Mallorca on International Women’s Day, I was delighted and anxious in equal measure. Running a marathon with three week’s notice is a risky game, even if you are in the middle of ultra training. But ... 

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