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Yoga for Runners: Position 14 - Pavanamuktasana

By Alexandra Rees on in Health

Before we get down to the serious yoga business, let's get something out of the way. Translated into English from Sanskrit, Pavanamuktasana means ‘wind removing’. Cue sniggering, giggling and snorts of laughter from the back row. Whilst it’s indeed designed to remove wind, I’ve yet to attend a class where this ... 

Yoga for Runners: Position 13 - Savasana

By Kerry McCarthy on in Health

If there's one pose that every single beginner fancies their chances at mastering with little effort it's Savasana. Sanskrit for 'Death Pose', it essentially involves, um, playing dead essentially. It's the halfway point of the 26 poses and signals the change over from the standing sequence to the seated. To someone ... 

Gear Pick of the Week: New Balance Men's Long Sleeve Half-Zip Top

By Kerry McCarthy on in Gear

New Balance Men's Long Sleeve Half-Zip Top (£19.00) Kerry says: Even in winter you can run up enough of a sweat for your top to be uncomfortably clingy if it doesn't work as hard as you do. This long sleeved top features NB's Lightning Dry technology, a super-fast and effective moisture-wicking ... 

Gear Pick of the Week: Sweatshop Flash Armband

By on in Gear

Sweatshop Flash Armband (£5) Kerry says: It's easy to use the dark winter nights as excuse number 498 for 'why I should stay in, eat a bowl of pasta the size of my head and watch trash TV instead.' But get your backside off the sofa, strap on this high viz ... 

Alice's Cyprus International 4-day Challenge blog: 10K Paphos City Run

By Alice Palmer on in Events

Waking up when it was still dark on Sunday morning, with screaming leg muscles and buses to the start leaving at 6.45am sharp, the prospect of taking on another race seemed impossibly cruel. But one thing spurred me on: the smug knowledge that by the time the UK was waking ... 

Alice's Cyprus International 4-day Challenge blog: Multiterrain Half-Marathon

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Grinning like a loon while bounding down twisting trails, the sea in the distance growing ever closer, I realised - there it was. My running mojo. It was BACK! The half-marathon starts a bit like the 11K hill run - pale, dusty, rocky trails. But thanks to a start at 300m rather than ... 

Alice's Cyprus International 4-day Challenge blog: 11K Hill Run

By Alice Palmer on in Events

First thing to say about the 11K Hill Run, is that it's hard. Really hard. Almost entirely uphill, most of that steep, entirely on rocky trails in the Cypriot heat. And a final steep climb into the village for the final kilometre felt especially cruel. Last time I ran the Challenge, ... 

Alice's Cyprus International 4-day Challenge blog: 6K Time Trial

By Alice Palmer on in Events

After a couple of days of lying around on a sunlouger by the pool (very pleasant) and dwelling on the races ahead (not so pleasant) the wheels finally began to grind into motion. Yesterday was a busy day - by the standards of the life of luxury I've rapidly become ... 

Alice's Cyprus International 4-day Challenge blog: Arrival

By Alice Palmer on in Events
Runnersworld.co.uk Editor Alice Palmer heads to Cyprus for some winter sun - with a seriously tough stage race thrown in.

Hello! Welcome to my Cyprus International 4-day Challenge blog. The Challenge is a stage race held in the Akamas peninsula of Cyprus, taking in four very different races - and I'll be blogging throughout. My running I've been running for about four years and have actually taken on the 4-day Challenge before, ... 

Yoga for Runners: Position 12 - Padangustasana

By Alexandra Rees on in Health

As we mentioned in our previous blog, the second set of Tree is actually a different pose altogether, but you pick up the posture where you left off with Tree. Toe Stand (Padangustasana in Sanskrit- you really should be fluent by now) requires patience, concentration and a strong set ...  ... 

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