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3 benefits of treadmill training

By Jenny Hadfield on in Training
When it's unsafe or inconvenient to run outdoors, know that indoor workouts can prepare you for a race.

Josh asks: I’m training to race a half marathon this spring. Due to the weather, most of my runs have been on a treadmill. Will running indoors affect my performance? You’re wise to take your runs inside when weather conditions could slow you down or leave you injured. Logging miles indoors will ... 

adidas launch new women-specific running shoe

By Georgia Scarr on in Gear
The PureBOOST X has been developed based on extensive research into women’s feet as they run.

adidas announced the launch of their high performance, high fashion women’s running shoe today (28th January 2016). The PureBOOST X has been developed as a result of years of research into women’s feet and shoe preferences. “Women’s shoes are typically adaptations of men’s designs. We started from the beginning knowing we ... 

Gear pick of the week: TORQ Chews

By on in Gear
We're getting thoroughly energised with this week's gear pick.

If you’re not a fan of sugary gels, these new organic Chew bars from TORQ are a fantastic way to fuel on the run. Made from just dried fruit, agave syrup and maltodextrin, TORQ Chews offer a brilliant wholefood alternative to other highly processed fuelling products. While the chewiness of the ... 

Fitness model pulls a Mini Cooper for an entire marathon

By Kit Fox on in News
Ross Edgley took the better part of a day to pull the 228-stone car 26.2 miles.

Like many first-time marathoners, Ross Edgley felt like a car was strapped to his back when he crossed the finish line. Unlike many first-time marathoners, Edgley actually did have a car strapped to his back at the 26.2-mile mark.  A 228-stone Mini Cooper, to be exact. Calling it the “World’s Strongest Marathon,” the ... 

Why long run mileage varies in training plans

By Susan Paul on in Training
Determine your fitness and goals to find the best 26.2 plan for you.

Steve asks: I’m preparing to train for my first marathon and have been searching for a training plan. My question is about the long run mileage because I see some plans just go to 16 miles, while others build to 20 or even more. Which one is best? How do ... 

British ultra runner to attempt new 12-hour treadmill world record

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Community
Ultra runner Susie Chan will attempt to break one of the toughest indoor records in running this weekend.

Ultra runner Susie Chan hopes to set a new 12-hour world record on the treadmill this weekend. The 40-year-old mum of one from Farnham, Surrey will take on the challenge this Saturday 30th January. With the help of Kingston University, Susie hopes to run over 67 miles for 12 hours non-stop, ... 

GB athletes face anti-doping contract

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Athletes may be asked to sign a pledge waiving their right to GB selection and forfeiting their career if they are caught doping.

All British athletes may be asked to sign a pledge agreeing to forfeit their Team GB career if they are ever convicted of a serious doping offence. The contract comes as part of an on going UK Athletics initiative designed to address the current doping crises. Earlier this month UK Athletics (UKA) released A Manifesto ...  ... 

Kelly Holmes to run the London Marathon

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
Dame Kelly Holmes has signed up to her first marathon in the capital this April.

The double Olympic champion, who won gold medals in the 800m and 1500m events in Athens in 2004, will come out of retirement for one day to take on 26.2 miles at the Virgin Money London Marathon. On Monday, London Marathon organisers announced the 45-year-old will be among the 40,000 strong ... 

Dog comes 7th in half marathon

By Megan Hetzel on in Community
The hound ran the entire 13.1-mile distance, much to the surprise of her owner.

Early on Saturday 19th January, Ludivine, a 2½-year-old hound dog, was let out of the house in Elkmont, Alabama, to do her business. Prone to roaming around town at will, Ludivine snuck out of the garden and made her way to the starting area of the inaugural Trackless Train Trek ... 

Adidas ends multi-million dollar IAAF sponsorship deal

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Sportswear giant adidas has pulled the plug on its IAAF sponsorship deal due to doping and corruption scandals.

Athletics has received another major blow after adidas, the IAAF's biggest sponsor, informed the athletics' world governing body of its decision to terminate its multi-million dollar sponsorship deal four years early. The move is understood to be a direct result of the doping and corruption scandals currently sweeping the sport and could cost ... 

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