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Do men and women get the same running injuries?

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
A new study puts conventional claims to the test.

Conventional wisdom is that the male-female divide in running injuries is all about the "Q angle"–the angle that the upper half of your leg makes with vertical. Women tend to have a bigger Q angle than men thanks to their wider hips, and in theory this places greater stress on ... 

Low-fat tops low-carb diet in controlled trial

By Amby Burfoot on in Health
In "gold standard" experiment, subjects lost more weight on the low-carb diet, but more body fat on the low-fat diet.

The first controlled trial to pit a low-carb diet against a low-fat diet for weight loss has produced a somewhat split decision. The low-carb approach yielded greater weight loss, but the low-fat path yielded greater loss of body fat, widely considered the more important outcome. Here are the numbers: The low-carb ... 

95 year old sets new indoor 200m record

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Charles Eugster has set a new 200m indoor World Record for his age group

95-year-old Charles Eugster has set a new 200m indoor World Record for his age group - 95 years and over. His new record of 55:48 knocked a massive 2.4 off the previous record set by American Orville Rogers in March 2013. Read more about him at www.silvergreysportsclub.com. Continue reading

Konovalova breaks Women's Masters World Marathon record

By Peter Gambaccini on in News
Russia's Mariya Konovalova breaks the record by more than two minutes in 2:22:27.

Russia’s Mariya Konovalova, who turned 40 in August, ran 2:22:27 for second place at Sunday’s Nagoya Women’s Marathon in Japan to lower the women’s world masters marathon record by more than two minutes. She surpassed the existing masters standard of 2:24:54 by Germany’s Irina Mikitenko at the 2013 Berlin Marathon, the Continue ... 

Race Review: Vitality Bath Half 2015

By John Carroll on in Events
RW Chief Sub John Carroll took on 13.1 miles in the historic Roman town.

It rained before and it rained after but for the duration of the Vitality Bath Half Marathon not a drop fell on the 13,000 runners or extraordinary numbers of spectators (more than 30,000) who turned out to line the streets and cheer loud and long. As befitting a race that is ... 

Nike+ announce partnership with other training devices

By Ben Hobson on in Gear
The Nike training app now syncs with Garmin, TomTom, Wahoo Fitness and Netpulse.

Nike has announced that they will launch partnerships with industry-leading companies – Garmin, TomTom, Wahoo Fitness and Netpulse – allowing more runners to connect their devices and fitness equipment and to the Nike+ community.  This evolution offers Nike+ Running App users new and distinct ways to leverage GPS watches, heart rate monitors and connected gym ... 

Weekend of running: 7th & 8th March

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Your weekend of running in pictures

"15k resolution run for stroke association at Heaton Park, Manchester" - Sasha Kaufman  Continue reading

European Indoor Athletics - GB wins 9 medals in Prague

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Some impressive performances on the track this weekend from team GB

Great Britain finished third on the medal table at The Indoor Athletics Championship in Prague at the weekend with two gold, four silver and three bronze medals.  GB's Richard Kilty added European gold to his medal tally with a win in the 60m on Sunday. The World indoor 60m champion ran ... 

Menstrual cycle and running performance

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
How you store and use carbohydrate depends on your cycle.

After British tennis star Heather Watson was knocked out of the Australian Open in the first round last month, she blamed her poor play on "girl things." That sparked a series of articles in the British press on a generally neglected topic: the effect of menstrual cycle on athletic performance. ... 

4 Exercises to Prevent Shin Splints

By Catlin Carlson on in Health
Protect an injury-prone spot with these simple moves.

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