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This Girl Can

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A refreshing take on women in sport has been launched by Sport England.

A new campaign designed to encourage more women to get into sport has been launched. It represents the unseen and uncelebrated women in sport. It has been summarised on their site: "This Girl Can is a national campaign developed by Sport England and a wide range of partnership organisations. It's ... 

Paula Radcliffe will run her final marathon in London

By Alison Wade on in News
World record holder will assess fitness soon to determine her race plan.

Race organisers have officially announced that Paula Radcliffe, 41, will run her final marathon at the 2015 London Marathon April 26. Radcliffe was not announced as part of the elite field yesterday, and The Telegraph reports that she will wait until January 30 to announce the specifics of the capacity in which she will participate ...  Continue reading ... 

Real strength improvements from mental imagery

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
The brain's motor cortex responds to exercise, real or imagined

We all know that strength isn't just about muscles. For example, the initial gains when you start strength training come largely from neuromuscular improvements: your nervous system gets better at transmitting the "contract" signal from your brain to your muscle fibers. But there's a third factor that has been neglected, ... 

The Hoka Highland Fling: Training week one

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Can an average runner take on 53-miles in the Scottish highlands? Our Online News Ed Rhalou starts the first week of her training.

Week one of my official training for the Hoka Highland Fling and admittedly I didn’t fling myself into my running with wild abandon. Having completed a marathon in November, I was hoping I’d maintain the momentum from my training and segue comfortably into ultra miles, but sadly it’s never that ... 

New runner? Four great reasons not to give up!

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Two weeks into your New Year running regime and starting to waver? Don’t dismay, it’s always tough to start with. Check out our four great reasons to stick with it.

Two weeks into your brand new running life and chances are you’re feeling pretty tired. Perhaps you’re struggling to fit it all in, or maybe you’ve just had your fill of killer DOMS and desperately need a rest? It might all feel futile at this stage, but now is not ... 

Healthy eating throughout January

By Annie Rice on in Health
Because sometimes you need a helping hand to keep your good intentions in check.

Once the enthusiasm of the New Year wears off, January can end up being a pretty tough month. The winter is relentless, your friends don't want to go out and the post-Christmas blues can feel very real (sorry, don’t mean to rub it in!) It’s basically a hard month and ... 

Gear review: Saucony Triumph ISO

By Adrian Monti on in Gear
The latest from Saucony put to the test.

We’ve all owned some trainers in our time that fit us like a pair of comfy carpet slippers once we’ve clocked up a few miles in them. But those design geeks at Saucony have taken this idea a step forward. Rather than waiting for you to wear in your fav running ... 

777 Marathon Challenge

By Annie Rice on in Events
A marathon challenge that covers 43,500km.

The concept is simple enough: 7 marathons in 7 continents over 7 days. It’s catchy. The reality? The facts and the stats can speak for themselves: Itinerary Marathon 1: Antarctica - 19th January. King George Island Marathon 2: South America -20th January. Punta Arenas Marathon 3: North America - 21st January. Houston Marathon 4: Europe ... 

Sleep Hours and Injury Rates

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
Can you fight off injury by spending more time in bed?

That's data from a study that monitored injury rates among 112 athletes at a junior high/high school in Los Angeles, published last year in the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. The researchers surveyed the student-athletes on a bunch of behaviors – sleep hours, hours spent practicing sport within the school or with ...  ... 

Spring Half Marathons

By Annie Rice on in Events
Top half marathon picks for you this spring, go on you know you want to.

Marathon training or not, a half marathon this season is a great idea for a number of reasons. Here are a few: It will keep you training and motivated through winter If you are spring marathon training a halfway half is essential Training for a half marathon doesn't have to dominate your social ... 

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