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Ageing and efficiency

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
Speed and endurance aren't the only declines to avoid.

Older athletes – runners, cyclists, triathletes, etc. – are generally slower than younger ones, even if they train the same amount. Why is this? The usual culprits are declining endurance, and declining strength/power. But there's a third factor that's often neglected: efficiency. For example, in a study I blogged about last ... 

Halloween races to get your fangs into

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
Fancy getting spooky and sweaty this halloween? Check out our line-up of great ghoulish races across the country.

Halloween Horror Rivington 10k Night Runner Horwich, Bolton A fit, fast, fun, fright night, with toffee apples for all at the finish line, round 1 of the Petzl Night Runner Series is the perfect Halloween Horror race held at Rivington Pike. Enter here Worksop Halloween Half Marathon Worksop, Nottinghamshire One of the UK's most scenic half marathons held ... 

Forget retirement, Jo Pavey prepares for her fifth Olympic Games

By on in News
Pavey hopes to compete in Rio 2016 when she will be nearly 43.

British sprinter Jo Pavey has announced plans to target her fifth Olympic Games. The announcement comes after her 10,000m victory at the European Championships last August, when Pavey became the oldest woman to win gold.  The mother-of-two and RW columnist's success came just 10 days after winning a Commonwealth Games 5,000m bronze and ten months ... 

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius sentenced to five years in prison

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Oscar Pistorius has today been sentenced to five years in prison for the culpable homicide of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

The double amputee sprinter, 27, admitted killing 29-year-old model, reality TV star and law graduate Reeva Steenkamp at his home in Pretoria, South Africa in the early hours of Valentine's Day 2013. Pistorius testified that he mistook Steenkamp for an intruder when he opened fire on his bathroom door. Following his ... 

Indian Half Marathon elites take the bus

By Peter Gambaccini on in News
Leaders forced to take the bus to the finish line after pace car misses U-turn.

In a snafu a Times of India headline declared “farcical,” the leaders of the Bangalore Half Marathon were led off course on Sunday and ended up having to ask recreational runners for money so they could take a bus to the finish. Suresh Kumar Patel, Inderjit Patel and Soji Mathew were ... 

Beating runner's stitch

By on in Health
Avoid getting this common running curse

Even the professionals suffer from the mysterious effects of the stitch. At the weekend, the winner of the women's race at the BUPA Birmingham run, Polline Wanjiku, was seen grimacing and clutching her side just kilometres from the finish line, but like most runners she suffered through it. We all know ... 

Weekend of running: 18th & 19th September

By on in Events
Your weekend of running in pictures.

"I completed my first ever marathon this weekend, the chelmsford marathon!! I did it in 3:44.19, absolutely over the moon!" - Colin Woods  Continue reading

Precision Running: B.I.T.E Technique

By Ben Hobson on in Training
We tested out a new treadmill based running class that won't leave you bored

Being introduced to a new treadmill based training session has always ignited a spark of cynicism in me simply as treadmills can be very dull. It is however an incredibly useful training tool and so, wanting to learn a new way of incorporating it into my training routine especially with ... 

High fat diets for endurance

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
Taking a closer look at claims that fat can make you faster.

Normally when a new article I've written hits newsstands, I'm eager to spread the news as widely as possible. But I have to admit I've been a bit nervous about my article on high-fat diets for endurance athletes, which is in the new issue of Outside. The reason: it's a very controversial ... 

Nutrition clinic: Balanced recovery

By Emma Baraclough on in Health
How to recovery post-run by the experts at SIS.

Protein is essential to building and maintaining lean muscle tissue, but after a long run it’s important to take on board much more than just protein in order to recover properly and maximise your training adaptations. For moderate to high intensity exercise, carbohydrate is the major fuel source. Your body stores ... 

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