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MdS Race Diary: Stages 3 and 4

By James Fricker on in Events
Days (and nights) in the desert prove brutal for our Marathon des Sables blogger.

Stage 3 (22 miles in 31C heat): 4:34:30Stage 4 (51 miles in 39C heat): 14:10:25 Jamie says: I finished the long stage last night, running 51 miles in just over 14 hours. It was brutal. The terrain was relentless - it started with a climb that made the Devon ultra ...  ... 

MdS Race Diary: Stages 1 and 2

By on in Events
Our intrepid ultra reporter has hit the Moroccan sands running...

Here at RW Towers we haven't had any emails from Jamie just yet... But the online tracker on the Marathon des Sables website (darbaroud.com) shows him as having completed Stages 1 and 2 and sitting in 330th place. Considering there are 849 competitors left in the race this is ...  ... 

Gear Pick of the Week: K-Swiss Men's Kwicky Blade-Light

By Kerry McCarthy on in Gear

K-Swiss Men's Kwicky Blade-Light (£80) Kerry says: This is my own shoe of choice – which means if you're like me (average weight; need a sturdy but unobtrusive heel; love responsiveness and low weight; prefer neutral construction with plenty of cushioning; narrow feet) then this is the shoe for you. The USP ... 

Yoga for Runners: Position 20 - Ardha Kurmasana

By Alexandra Rees on in Health

Face on the floor, bum in the air; feeling a bit like a wally... As ungainly as this posture can seem – the English name 'half tortoise' doesn’t do it any favours – it’s actually one of the most relaxing and energising postures of the Bikram series. Ardha Kurmasana stretches the ... 

Run to the Beat Half-Marathon: Registration Now Open!

By on in Events
Get in there now for your chance to bag a place in this year's Run to the Beat Half-Marathon!

Run to the Beat has become one of London’s biggest races – and with good reason. The RW team tried and tested this South London dash last year – and we certainly weren’t disappointed. It takes you on a varied route from The 02 past Woolwich Common and through ...  ... 

MdS Training Blog: The Final Countdown

By James Fricker on in Training
As the race draws closer, our Marathon des Sables blogger is packing, packing and re-packing!

With just days to go now until the race - I fly out to Morocco on Thursday - it is all getting very real!I had some pacing commitments for RW last weekend in Hastings; it saw me pit my wits against the notorious Hastings hill, which was not I ...  ... 

Gear Pick of the Week: Asics Women's Run Brief

By Kerry McCarthy on in Gear

Asics Women's Run Brief (£13) Kerry says: Being a fella I've not tried these but RW's trusted cadre of female gear testers report that they're something of an oddity in the sports brief market – in that they actually work. They don't bobble, rub, ride up, itch or any of the ... 

Gear Pick of the Week: Nike Men's Long Sleeve Denier Differential 1/2 Zip Top

By Kerry McCarthy on in Gear

Nike Men's Long Sleeve Denier Differential 1/2 Zip Top (£38) Yes, it's officially spring and yes, the days are getting longer but that doesn't mean the British weather is getting any more reliable. This long-sleeved top is a good halfway-house option if you want to start shedding layers but don't want ... 

Sprinting Masterclass with Richard Whitehead

By Dominique Brady on in Training
We took a masterclass with the world paralympic record holder over 200m to find out how to pick up the pace…

Sprinting is an art form I'd never mastered. Back in my school days, sports day was voluntary - so guess who spent the day guzzling chocolate on the sidelines. So when I found myself lining up alongside Paralympic sprinter Richard Whitehead I wished I'd paid slightly more attention in PE... Fortunately, ... 

MdS Training Blog: Desert Dining

By James Fricker on in Training
Our MdS blogger has to carry 14,000 calories on his back to complete the race – it’s time to start taste testing some desert-proof fuel

I love my food; I just don’t like carrying it, who does? It’s heavy and awkward to the extent that I even hate coming out of Tesco and walking to the car with bags – that’s how much I hate carrying food. Now my problem with the MdS is that part ... 

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