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Is injury prevention gender specific?

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
Women get injured from the hips down, while men suffer from the feet up, says Alex Hutchinson.

I blogged last month about some preliminary results from a new study comparing the risk of running injury in men and women. Conventional wisdom says that the angles created by wider hips in women put more strain on the knees; the prospective trial I wrote about didn't turn up any ... 

London Marathon ballot lead up races

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
With a 5-day window to register interest for the 2016 ballot, the odds are stacked against runners keen to enter the London Marathon. But fear not, there are still plenty of great races on offer over the next 12 months. Check out 10 great marathons for the lead up to London.

1. Fosters Law Kent Coastal Marathon  Sunday, 6 September 2015 - Margate, Kent This popular championship race returns to its new improved race HQ for the fourth year in a row but for the first time the race will have chip timing. Note that headphones are not permitted for the event. Enter ...  ... 

Study shows sitting increases health risks even if you're fit

By Amby Burfoot on in Health
New research measures long-term effects of sitting time.

Although dedicated runners are often confused and perhaps unhappy about the results of research regarding inactivity–”What? I have to do more than run five miles every morning?’’–the studies keep piling up. A new paper from the Journal of Physical Activity & Health has extended the findings in an important direction. It’s the first to look at ...  ... 

London Marathon ballot entry to open on bank holiday Monday

By on in News

Inspired by this year's London Marathon? The ballot for the Virgin Money London Marathon 2016 opens for entry this Monday 4 May. Open for five days, the ballot will close at 5pm on Friday 8 May. The race organisers say they have extended the entry window this year in order to ... 

34 World Records smashed at the Virgin Money London Marathon

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From the fastest superhero to the fastest leprechaun, the Virgin Money London Marathon saw 34 new World Records

From a speedy crustacean to Spider-Man, last Sunday’s Virgin Money London Marathon saw 34 official Guinness World Records titles broken from 49 listed attempts. The record for the fastest marathon dressed as a superhero was broken by Paul Martelletti, who dressed as Spider-Man and came in at a time of 2.30.12, ... 

Pavey urges companies to take last run on London Olympic track

By on in Events
A new event is coming to the Olympic track; the Diamond Relays 2015

European 10,000m champion Jo Pavey (coach: Gavin Pavey) is encouraging workplace and company colleagues to sign up to the inaugural Diamond Relays event, which takes place at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on the evening of Monday 27th July. The brand new event comprises a 5x5km road relay around one loop ... 

Race report: Hoka Highland Fling 2015

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
Our Online News Ed Rhalou runs 53 miles along the West Highland Way and survives to tell the tale.

After a year of plotting, four months of dedicated training and 16 neurotic blog posts, last weekend I finally took on the Hoka Highland Fling. Having decided long ago that I am a flame-haired ultra warrior queen capable of conquering any distance with ease, it was time to put my imagination ...  ... 

Wings For Life World Run - Live Stream

By Ben Hobson on in Events

Wings For Life World Run - Live This weekend, the Wings For Life World Run races take place around the world and you can watch it all unfold on the live feed below. As part of a larger feature, we have five Runner's World team members running the event, taking the ... 

The Runner's World Usain Bolt interview

By on in News
Our June issue features an exclusive chat with the world's fastest man

If you've clicked on the Sports News tab of any one of 146 major international news sites since Friday you'll probably have seen a piece on there about track legend Usain Bolt calling for his rival and former close friend Tyson Gay to be banned for life for doping offences. ... 

What You Learn Running the Marathon des Sables

By Kieran Alger on in Events
The reality of running 156 miles in the sweaty Sahara

Before you head out to run the Marathon des Sables there’s an almost crippling sense of fear that takes hold. All you know is that you’re going into the unknown and pretty much anything could happen. You spend hours in Facebook groups and doing Google searches desperately trying to find the answer ... 

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