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Lagat breaks Masters World 10K record

By Peter Gambaccini on in News
Bernard Lagat lowers Haile Gebrselassie's mark by 12 seconds.

Bernard Lagat continued to rewrite the masters record books on Sunday with a 27:48 10K at the Great Manchester Run, taking 12 seconds off Haile Gebrselassie's previous masters world 10K road mark, the IAAF reports. Lagat’s 27:48 also tied the American best for 10K on the roads, run by Mark Nenow ... 

Haile Gebrselassie retires from racing

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Ethiopian legend announces his retirement from competitive running.

The 42-year-old runner confirmed his decision to retire after Sunday’s Great Manchester Run. In his 25-year career Gebrselassie has claimed two Olympic gold medals, eight World Championship victories, set 27 world records and been one of the sport's greatest ambassadors. "I'm retiring from competitive running, not from running," Gebrselassie said in a ... 

Runner's World Personal Best Awards: the winners

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Roll out the red carpet, it's 'Running Oscars' time, where we pay tribute to the best in running over the past year, as decided by the nation's runners

The RW Personal Best Awards are powered by Monster and Technogym. This year the RW Personal Best Awards teamed up with the Running Awards to celebrate British running. The awards were presented at a gala evening at the the O2 in London on April 24. Our awards are based on votes cast ... 

Short-term marathon memory

By on in Health
Can't help signing up for new races? Research shows runners have short-term memory loss when it comes to marathon pain.

A new study Memory of pain induced by physical exercise sheds some light on the reason runners keep signing up to marathons even after a bad race. Trzemyslaw Babel interviewed 62 marathon runners in Poland on their perceived pain level immediately after completing a race. He then split the participants into two groups, ...  ... 

Manage your running tummy troubles

By Susan Paul on in Health
A three-step approach for finding the right way to fuel during runs.

Gastrointestinal (GI) distress and bathroom issues are very common among runners, yet we don't talk about it as much as we probably should. Think about it, from the time you are a child you are advised to wait 30 minutes to two hours after eating before exercising in order to ... 

Do you need a sports drink for a 5K?

By Susan Paul on in Health
For shorter races, staying hydrated is still important in the summer months.

Races of any size need to be prepared for all emergencies, so water stops and sports drinks are available for most 5Ks. Under ideal race conditions, most runners should be able to cover three miles without needing water or sports drink.However, the need for these is dependent upon so many ...  ... 

10 handy uses for the humble buff

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Gear
It may look like a simple headband, but don’t be fooled by its understated exterior: the humble buff has a multitude of uses. Check out our top 10 tips for run buff love.

Sweat band The obvious choice for runners familiar with this little magic fabric tube, wrap it round your wrist and then use your buff to wipe the sweat from your weary brow and you will be a happy sweat-free running machine. Hat Warm your head in winter or shade your noggin from the ... 

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 ...  ... 

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