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Winter running gear guide: Accessories

By Kerry McCarthy on in Gear
Light up your winter runs with these essential cold weather accessories.

Excellent value for money: a silicon palm for grip; high-vis, stowable mitt for bad weather; and a handy pocket for small items. £29.99, Madison Continue reading

Rules of running: Returning from injury or pregnancy

By Lisa Marshall on in Training
Whether you've overcome an injury or are getting back in the game after birth, these tips will give you guidance.

A healthy return to the sport after being sidelined requires patience, caution and smart training. Recover properly Cross-training keeps your heart and lungs fit as your body recovers. Start with activities that call for different motions to running (e.g. cycling) and progress to those that mimic running, but without the impact (such ... 

Winter running gear guide: Men's base layers & long-sleeved tops

By Kerry McCarthy on in Gear
Insulate before you perspirate with long sleeves and insulated base layers this winter.

The merino wool used to make this will keep you warm without making you overheat, and it’s naturally antibacterial, too. £55, Jack Wolfskin Continue reading

Winter running gear guide: Women's base layers & long-sleeved tops

By Kerry McCarthy on in Gear
Don't let the cold hold you back with these cosy technical running tops.

Reassuringly thick but ergonomically cut, meaning you can wear it as a single layer or part of a combo. It’s also extremely stretchy. £40, Jack Wolfskin Continue reading

Diamond Relays to return to Olympic Park in 2016

By on in News
The 5x5K relay event is back after a successful launch this year.

Competitive colleagues need to get this date in their diaries: 19th July 2016 will see the Diamond Relays return to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Stadium. The chip-timed 5x5K relay sees male, female and mixed teams race the iconic route around the home of the 2012 Olympics, starting and finishing ... 

Rules of running: Runners at their peak

By Lisa Marshall on in Training
If you're a regular runner and everything's going well, maximise your performance with these expert tips.

Once you can run comfortably without stopping for 45 minutes two or three times per week, you’re ready to shift your focus to performance. Runners tend to peak between the ages of 26 and 35, but if you took up running later you may still be hitting PBs in your ... 

Winter running gear guide: Women's tights

By Kerry McCarthy on in Gear
Keep your legs cosy on winter runs with our pick of the top women's running tights.

Reversible tights (plain design on the other side) with a 3.5” waistband for comfort. Elasticated ruching around the ankle. £65, Brooks Continue reading

Winter running gear guide: Men's tights

By Kerry McCarthy on in Gear
Make chilly legs a thing of the past with these top running tights picks.

Compression helps increase blood flow, while the material is wind- and water-resistant. £95, 2XU Continue reading

Are some sessions better suited to particular times of the day?

By on in Training
We ask GB Olympian Jo Pavey.

Are some sessions better suited to particular times of the day? Our bodies’ circadian rhythms affect our ability to work out at certain times of day. They fluctuate over a 24-hour period, determining sleep cycles, body temperature and hormone production. Studies have found that strength and power tend to be greater ... 

Winter running gear guide: Women's jackets & gilets

By Kerry McCarthy on in Gear
Stay snug on your runs with a coat to fend off the worst of weather.

The waxy feel isn’t the most comfortable on bare arms, but the weatherproofing is remarkable for such a lightweight jacket. £95, Saucony Continue reading

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