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Race report: Nike 10km Paris Centre

By Ben Hobson on in Events
A quick trip under the sea to race in Paris made for a great weekend...

Having travelled a fair bit for races, I was more surprised than anyone when I realised I’d never run a race in Paris. The Eurostar has been shuttling people under sea for twenty years now and seeing as it only takes two and a half hours to reach Paris from ... 

Preview: Aldi running gear

By Annie Rice, Ben Hobson & Kerry Mccarthy on in Gear
Ahead of the latest Aldi kit launch, we run through their budget running offerings

Running kit can be very expensive. A lot of research and design work goes into the key developments that major brands put out each season and if you want to enjoy these innovations, then you have to pay for them.  However, it can be argued that running kit is just running ... 

Weekend of running: 4th & 5th October

By on in Events
Your weekend of running in pictures

"Weekend running." - Maggie Trusdale Continue reading

What runners think the leading causes of injury are

By Scott Douglas on in Health
The most-cited cause isn't supported by research.

"Not stretching." That's what was named as the explanation for running injuries more than any other factor innew research exploring runners' beliefs about what causes injuries. Unfortunately, that belief and the third most popular reason given for running injuries aren't necessarily supported by previous research. Ninety-five runners were surveyed for the ...  ... 

Make Me A Better Runner: Boxing (part 8)

By Kerry McCarthy, RW Commissioning Editor on in Health
In this penultimate blog Kerry recaps some of the main training tips runners can take from boxing and reveals some startling final results after his programme.

If this is the first Boxing For Runners blog you’ve clicked on and you’re wondering if the others are worth a go – or if you just want a recap on how some pugilism training could give a substantial boost to your running, here’s a refresher of the main benefits: Continue ... 

#Runner4Runner campaign

By on in News
The Running Charity launches new campaign for social change.

#Runner4Runner campaign has been launched by The Running Charity. The campaign aims to expand the UK's only running based programme designed for people experiencing homelessness in the UK. The charity previously known as SPAT is going to connect with running clubs and communities across the country to expand their project ... 

This week in the RW office

By Annie Rice on in News
What are our favourite post-run recovery meals and why...

"I run in the mornings before I’ve eaten so I tend to spend the most part of the run thinking about breakfast. Peanut butter is my breakfast staple. So I’ll most often have a big bowl of porridge with banana, dates and a generous spoonful of peanut butter on top, ... 

Is VO2max proportional to weight?

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
Fat and muscle have different effects on oxygen transport.

Maximal oxygen uptake, or VO2max, tells you how fast you can deliver oxygen for use by your muscles. Its basic units are volume (i.e. liters of oxygen) per unit time (i.e. minutes). But the VO2max values we usually discuss are also scaled by bodyweight (with units of milliliters of oxygen ... 

Muscle inactivity behind the health risks of excess sitting

By Scott Douglas on in Health
Worse cholesterol values linked with greater muscle idle time, even in exercisers.

You've probably heard that excessive sitting is considered an independent risk factor for many chronic conditions, including heart disease. You've probably also heard that the link between too much sitting and worse health is true even for people who work out regularly. What you may not have heard is what exactly makes sitting ... 

Race report: Ealing Half Marathon 2014

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
A review of the Ealing Half Marathon.

The third addition of the Ealing Half Marathon, having heard good things about the South West London event, I was looking forward to pitting my legs against the leafy streets of Ealing. Starting and finishing in Lammas Park, it’s a borough of London that’s unfamiliar to me, but easily accessible ... 

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