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Marathon running: why do people cheat?

By Alison Wade on in Events
Race directors and industry insiders say a few people every year will try to cut a course or swap bibs in pursuit of glory.

In the past year, several marathon scandals have made headlines. In November, the first woman to cross the finish line at the Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon was disqualified after she registered an impossibly fast (3:37/mile) second-half split. Organisers determined that the apparent women’s victor at April’s St. Louis Marathon had not run the full ... 

Ultra runner Jez Bragg breaks Ramsay's Round record

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Bragg completes the classic 24-hour Scottish challenge in a record-breaking time.

An ultra distance fell running challenge, Ramsay's Round is a brutal 58-mile circuit near Fort William in Scotland. With 24 summits and a total climb of 28,500 feet, it's not for the faint-hearted. The challenge was first completed in 1978 by its namesake Charlie Ramsay and multiple runners have attempted the mammoth mountain marathon ... 

4 moves for stronger toes

By Nicole Radziszewski on in Training
They're not pretty, but your big toes are important when you're running. Get yours in tip-top shape with these four moves.

A runner’s big toe has a big job. When your foot strikes the ground, it helps stiffen the tissues along your arch. This creates a stable platform, giving your foot more ability to propel you forward. But if your big toe is stiff or misaligned it can’t do its job as well as ... 

Debate: Speed vs soul running

By Ben Hobson & Rhalou Allerhand on in Community
From speed demons to leisurely fun runners, we all have our reasons to run, but which one is best? We put it to the debate.

Are you a PB chaser or do you run for the fun of it? After putting this question to Twitter last week we were inundated with replies from each side of the fence... ‘I’m a PB Chaser,’ said @mrjosereyes. ‘I have an obsession with speed.’ While ‏‪@thetfish86 is firmly on camp soul ...  ... 

World's biggest kids' running charity to hold 2K fun run at Olympic Park

By on in News
6,000 children aged 5 to 10 are expected to attend the event organised by GO Run For Fun.

GO Run For Fun, the world's biggest running charity for children, is to hold a 2K run at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London on Thursday 16th July. 6,000 kids aged 5 to 10 are expected to attend the event, which will be GO Run for Fun's biggest ...  ... 

Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon unveils new route for 2015

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Community
The iconic London half marathon has announced a new route incorporating Trafalgar Square and the Strand.

Changes at this year's Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon on Sunday 11th October will see runners starting the race along the full length of Whitehall, up to Parliament Square and within metres of the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, before they loop back towards Trafalgar Square. The Strand is a new addition to ... 

New sport swimrun comes to the UK this summer

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
Endurance events company Breca brings the fast-growing sport swimrun to the UK with its inaugural race, Breca Buttermere.

One of the fastest-growing endurance sports in the world, swimrun is set to take the UK by storm. An epic swimrun race across some of the countries most stunning and rugged landscapes, Breca Buttermere is a brand new event heading to the Lake District this summer, where participants run (and swim) over consecutive ...  ... 

Flexible fat burning speedwork for all abilities

By Jason R. Karp on in Training
We can burn fat more efficiently – and vary our running routine – by playing around with our pace.

Generally speaking, runners like structure. They like knowing where they’re going and how fast they have to go. But occasionally throwing a rigid routine to the wind can be a boon not only for your fat burning and fitness, but for your mental state as well. One of the most effective ... 

The bright side: Lessons you learn from being injured

By Meghan Rabbitt on in Health
Injuries are a pain both literally and figuratively, but the lessons that you learn while you’re sidelined can make you a much better runner.

Being sidelined – whether it’s for days, weeks, or months – can turn any runner’s world upside down. But as hard as it is to realise when you’re relegated to the pool or bike, being down can have an upside.   1 YOU CROSS-TRAIN Most runners pour all their energy into the sport ... 

VIDEO: 16 year old student runs 10.98 and sets new youth 100 metre record

By on in News
Candace Hill breaks youth record with a sub 11 second 100 metres

Sophomore Candace Hill of Rockdale Country HS (GA) ran an American junior record, World Youth record and national high school record of 10.98 in the 2015 Brooks PR Invitational. Only nine women in the world have run faster than Hill this year, with Olympic and world champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of ... 

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