441 to 450 of 856 blog posts

Study shows strong hamstrings improve running economy

By Amby Burfoot on in News
New research indicates that your quad strength and hamstring strength should be equal.

Distance runners have always known they need not look like super-muscular sprinters or body builders. Bulging muscles don't improve performance; they make you big and bulky when you want to be lean and mean. Still, moderate strength training remains popular and recommended for distance runners because it can increase power and ... 

Review: Lizard Trail Running Holiday

By Ben Hobson on in Training
Running holidays are becoming more prevalent, so we spent 3 days trail running in Spain to see what the fuss was about

After a winter defined by dramatic amounts of rain, flooding and general wetness, the prospect of escaping to warmer climates to run around the dusty farm tracks of olive and almond groves in Spain sounded like the perfect tonic for some winter running blues. Approached by Rob and Lizard Trail ... 

Run Hackney fastest growing half marathon in the UK

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
The inaugural Hackney half marathon hit 10,000 sign ups last week, catapulting it into the top 10 latest half marathons in the UK

Organisers of Run Hackney, a new event working as part of the Borough’s commitment to create a sustainable Olympics legacy, announced this week that the inaugural race attracted over ten thousand runners just ten weeks since its launch. Run Hackney, taking place on 22 June, is a closed-roads race through London’s ... 

Tyson Gay offers to pay back £300k earning following drug ban

By on in News
After testing positive for a banned substance, the US sprinter attempts to rebuild his reputation.

The US Anti-Doping Agency has announced that former Olympic silver medalist Tyson Gay, who was considered to be a legitimate threat to Jamaica’s Usain Bolt at the world championships in Moscow in August, has accepted a one-year suspension for testing positive for doping. In an unexpected move, the US sprinter has since taken the first step ... 

Goucher signs with Skechers

By on in News
Former Nike athlete joins Meb Keflezighi with shoe company

Meb Keflezighi’s historic Boston Marathon continues to reap rewards, and not just for Meb. Two weeks after Keflezighi became the first American male to win the Boston Marathon in 31 years, Skechers has announced that Kara Goucher, a top American female distance runner over the past decade, has signed on as a Skechers shoe-sponsored ... 

Vibram FiveFingers settles lawsuit

By on in News
A lawsuit, that alleged the brand at the forefront of the barefoot running boom made unsubstantiated claims about the health benefits of its footwear, has been settled out of court.

Valerie Bezdek brought the class action suit against Vibram in March 2012 in Massachusetts, where Vibram’s US headquarters are located. Bezdek accused the footwear manufacturer of making deceptive claims by advertising that the footwear could reduce foot injuries and strengthen foot muscles, without basing those assertions on any scientific merit. In marketing ... 

Mo Farah set to race Bupa London 10K

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Track great will undertake his sixth consecutive Bupa London 10K after finishing 8th in the London Marathon last month.

Mo Farah is set to return to the road for his sixth consecutive Bupa London 10,000 on May 25. It will be Farah’s first race since his marathon debut in London last month, finishing eighth with 2:08:21. Farah, who previously set the British record at the 2010 London 10,000 with 27:44, has ... 

The 60th anniversary of Roger Bannister sub 4min/mile

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Record your mile PB in memory of Bannister's achievement before the end of May for a chance to win great prizes.

Sixty years ago today a 25-year-old medical student by the name of Roger Bannister became the first man to officially break through the fabled four-minute mile barrier. With the help of two pacers, Bannister ran the mile around a cinder track at Iffley Road, Oxford in 3 minutes 59.4 seconds, ... 

Liliya Shobukhova prize money dilemma

By Matt McCue on in News
What happens to the winnings a banned athlete earned?

Russian marathoner Liliya Shobukhova received more than a million dollars in prize money between her three Chicago Marathon victories (2009-2011), one London Marathon win (2010), and two World Marathon Majors series championships (2009-2010 and 2010-2011). However, after the Russian Athletics Federation handed her a two-year ban this week for doping, ... 

More Commonwealth Games tickets to go on sale

By on in News
Get yourself up to Glasgow as more tickets go on sale

Date for your diary: On Monday 12 May more tickets for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games will go on sale, with an extra 100,000 tickets available across all 17 sports, from athletics and rugby sevens to badminton and weightlifting, as well as both the opening and closing ceremonies. The tickets will ... 

441 to 450 of 856 blog posts