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8 tips for running during and after pregnancy

By Edwina Sutton on in Training
What to expect when you’re expecting and what to be aware of post-birth - and how to deal with it all.

Baby on the way? Read these top tips from Edwina Sutton, a personal trainer, ultra runner and mum-of-three. During pregnancy 1. Manage your expectations Ditch the Garmin, grab the comfy shoes and gently tick over rather than aiming for PBs. 2. Connect with your baby on your runs Slow down, walk when you need to ... 

Bangkok half-marathon route blunder leaves runners reeling

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Four extra miles were added to the Standard Chartered Bangkok half-marathon following a route error.

Runners in Thailand were pushed to their limits last weekend after realising the capital’s annual half-marathon route was inaccurate by nearly four miles. Instead of the usual 13.1 mile race through the city streets, the Standard Chartered Bangkok Marathon accidentally told runners to turn in the wrong place, extending the route ... 

Do sports injuries run in the family?

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
Genes affect the structure of your tendons and ligaments.

If you give an identical training program to 10 different runners, you’ll get 10 different results - even if they all start from the same baseline and follow the training program faithfully. This idea of genetic variation in the response to training has been discussed a lot over the past ... 

Coconut, apple and cinnamon pancakes

By Pip Taylor on in Health
Indulge after a hard run with these decadent pancakes from The Athlete's Fix book.

Everyone needs a sweet treat every once in a while, particularly after a long or hard run. These pancakes are just decadent enough while still being surprisingly healthy. Serve them to your skeptical family members or friends, who will be quickly converted. Coconut, apple and cinnamon pancakes Makes 8 pancakes 1 medium apple, ... 

Essential guide to fascia

By Pete Magill on in Health
We tend to forget about fascia until something goes wrong with it. Brush up your knowledge to protect against injury.

What is fascia? Imagine that a spider with supernatural powers lives within you. And imagine that this spider spends its days spinning a single continuous web that cocoons your body under the skin, a web that spreads inward, surrounding and penetrating every muscle, nerve, organ and bone – every structure, cavity ... 

Veganism: Should runners take the plunge?

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Health
Will eschewing animal products in favour of a vegan diet help or hinder your athletic performance?

Historically the concept of following a vegan diet conjures up images of weedy teenagers and long-haired hippies, but times are changing. Vegan cookbooks are topping the best-seller lists, restaurants are starting to cater to niche dietary requirements and people are realising that eschewing meat products and opting for a plant-based ... 

How to rock your first ultra

By Alex Hutchinson on in Training
Train smart to target a strong (and fast) finish.

So you’ve been there, done 26.2, and you’re looking for a new challenge? The obvious choices are to either go faster or go farther. Option B is increasingly popular, but for the truly hard-core, there’s a third option: Move up in distance, but don’t just aim to finish. Go far ... 

Gear review: Runderwear

By Adrian Monti & Georgia Scarr on in Gear
We put his and hers Runderwear pants on test. Here's what we thought.

For her My underwear drawer sports a stark divide. It opens with nice pants (new, good quality, colour unsullied by laundry mishaps), and then switches to run pants (big, comfy, where nice pants go to die). In spite of what I once thought was a flawless strategy to ensure my running ... 

5 reasons why running makes you sick

By Megan Hetzel on in Health
For those who believe spilling your guts is a sign of a race well run, it’s not.

Unless you have ironclad guts, there’s a good chance you’ve thrown up thanks to running. Because upchucking is an unpleasant occurrence that doesn’t discriminate, knowing its possible causes is essential if you want to avoid regurgitating after (or during) a tough run. If you’ve ever found yourself draped over a trash ... 

Essential guide to bones

By Pete Magill on in Health
Get the lowdown on the inner workings of your skeleton.

Bones: the lowdown Your adult body contains 206 bones. They form a balanced and symmetrical skeletal structure that puts even the best Lego toys to shame. They’re also your primary defence against gravity, with your femur (thigh bone) alone capable of supporting up to 30 times your weight. Of course, we runners ... 

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