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Seb Coe manifesto for IAAF promises to transform athletics

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Lord Sebastian Coe reveals plans to engage a younger audience in his manifesto for the election for the IAAF presidency.

Following the announcement last week of his candidacy to run for presidency of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) next year, Lord Sebastian Coe today unveiled his vision for the future of athletics in his presidential campaign manifesto. Entitled Growing Athletics in a New Age, the manifesto outlines his proposal ... 

How exercise affects your immune function

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
How long, rather than how hard, may determine immune response to exercise.

Exercise helps strengthen your immune system, but too much exercise weakens it. So what determines the sweet spot? That's the question asked by a neat new study from Neil Walsh and his colleagues at Bangor University, just published inMedicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, which I explore in my Globe ...  ... 

Why running keeps your brain healthy as you age

By Alison Wade on in Health
More than 15.3 miles per week can lower risk of Alzheimer's disease mortality by 40 percent.

New research indicates that people who run more than 15.3 miles per week earlier in life have a 40 percent lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease mortality. The study, which appeared in a prepublication from the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, also found that eating at least three pieces of fruit per day and ... 

1001 Running Tips

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Our latest bookazine is about to hit the shelves.

With tips on everything from raceday strategy, strength training and smart nutrition to starting out running and injury treatment, this book is packed full of experts and knowledge. Our latest bookazine will be available in WH Smith next week so get your hands on a copy for a must-read running bible ... 

5 Biggest Challenges Running the Marathon Des Sables

By Kieran Alger on in Events
The biggest barriers to success in the Sahara

Finding the right kit The first thing you realise when you start reading into the Marathon Des Sables is just how much kit you need. First there’s a list of around ten compulsory items, including a sleeping bag, a lighter and a venom pump. Without these the organisers won’t let you ... 

Running keeps you younger in terms of energy efficiency

By Alison Wade on in News
Walking economy is a key predictor of morbidity in older adults.

In case you were looking for another reason to continue–or take up–running in your golden years, new research published in PLoS ONE found that seniors who run several times a week expend the same amount of energy, or have the same “economy” when walking as a typical person in their ... 

First Brit Paul Giblin wins bronze in World 100K

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Ultra runner Paul Giblin came 10th at the IAU 100K World Championships.

Following his record-breaking achievement at the West Highland Way Race earlier this year, ultra runner Paul Giblin proved his running mettle once again, coming 10th at the IAU 100K World Championships. The first time the championships were held in the Middle East, the 27th edition of the 100K race took place ... 

Strava and parkrun team up

By Annie Rice on in News
Two of the largest run communities come together.

Two of the big hitters in the running world, Strava and parkrun have partnered. Strava is the online stats hub for athletes competing against each other and themselves and parkrun is the name behind the free weekly 5ks in parks around the globe. The aim of the collaboration is to help ... 

Jo Pavey nominated for BBC Sports Personality of the Year

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
British sprinter and 10,000m European Champion Jo Pavey has been shortlisted for the 2014 BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

The announcement comes as no surprise following Pavey's 10,000m victory at the European Championships last August, when she became the oldest European female in history to win gold at the age of 40. The four-time Olympian and mother-of-two's success came just 10 days after winning a Commonwealth Games 5,000m bronze and ten months ... 

Weekend of running: 22nd & 23rd November

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Your weekend running highlights.

"A rainy 5 mile run around Pednor in Chesham." - David Turner  Continue reading

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