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Safety while running survey

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How safe do you feel when you're out running? Tell us your thoughts.

In October, our colleagues over at Runner's World US reported shocking results on how many runners experienced harassment while out training. Now, we want to hear from UK-based runners about your encounters. Let us know your experiences through the survey below - and if you've got a story you want ... 

9 seasonal superfoods to eat this winter

By Liz Applegate, Ph.D. on in Health
Boost your health and performance with some of winter’s finest fare.

1/ Broccoli A mere 175 grams of this veg supplies 276 per cent of your daily vitamin K needs. This may help regulate your body's vitamin D levels – especially key during winter, when many British people become vitamin D deficient (thanks, winter sunshine). Eat it: Add to a chicken or beef ... 

6 ways to maintain motivation during the Christmas season

By Jenny Hadfield on in Training
Here’s how to avoid falling off the workout wagon in December and January.

The festive season is a busy time between work, family, shopping and parties. It is easy to understand why many people struggle to keep up a consistent routine. Here are six strategies to keep you motivated this year: 1/ Set microgoals Break your season up into individual weeks, and every Sunday or ... 

6 moves to ease out tired legs before a long journey

By Kit Fox on in Health
Got a long drive or flight ahead? Freshen up your legs before you get going.

If you’ve just done a distant or foreign race and have a tight travel schedule, you might be stuck sitting in a car or plane seat mere hours after you cross the finish line – and that can hurt your recovery. ‘Moving is important to keep the blood flowing,’ says ... 

A new Runner's World is coming!

By on in News
New year, new website.

After many months of planning, coding and development, a brand new runnersworld.co.uk is on its way! As the UK’s biggest running magazine we want to be here for you whether you’re taking on your first 5K, prepping for a marathon PB or just looking for a cracking post-run snack. Now, ... 

5 hot drinks to sip after your run

By Liz Applegate, Ph.D. on in Health
These antioxidant-rich drinks will warm up your cooldown.

1/ Mexican-style hot chocolate Bittersweet chocolate has polyphenols, which, when routinely consumed, can help boost blood flow and improve running performance. The heat from cayenne pepper may also rev up your metabolism. Post-run, the protein and carbs in milk will help your muscles recover. Mix 250ml milk, 30g chopped 70 percent chocolate, ... 

30 Christmas gifts for runners under £30

By on in Gear
Not sure what Christmas gift to get the runner in your life? Our list will certainly have something - and it won't break the bank.

So, you're buying a Christmas gift for your running relative/friend/partner, but all-singing, all-dancing GPS watches or new release running shoes are out of your budget. Not a problem - have a sift through our list of Christmas gifts for runners and you'll have those present problems sorted in no time! 1/ ... 

Is wearing compression tights to bed safe?

By William O. Roberts, MD on in Health
A reader questions the medical safety of some of her friends’ more unusual uses for running gear.

A few friends of mine have mentioned that they like to wear their running tights to bed. I know those tights can be particularly snug. Is there anything potentially unhealthy about doing that? What about wearing compression tights to bed? Wearing running tights - or even compression tights - to sleep should not ... 

First look: Ashmei Lite Jacket

By Joe Mackie on in Gear
Super-lightweight, highly-breathable, sartorially-savvy protection from the elements.

The product: Ashmei Lite Jacket (£125, ashmei.com) In a nutshell: A thoughtfully designed, beautifully executed go-to outer layer for chilly, blustery days. The technology:Water-repellant with a highly windproof front fabric panel, and a high-stretch, perforated rear fabric panel to increase breathability and regulate body temperature. Reflective hem with silicon gripper. A mere ... 

9 best running moments of 2016

By Harriet Lewis on in News
From Olympic victories to dashing dogs, here are our top running moments of this year.

1/ Usain Bolt wins the ‘triple double’ For the third consecutive Olympic Games, Jamaica’s Usain Bolt took the title of the world’s fastest man. Once again making history, Bolt became the first athlete ever to win three consecutive gold medals in the 100 metres, and then just four days later achieved ... 

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