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Beat London's 2012 Commuting Chaos

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London's popular guided running scheme launches its Games-time schedule

Samsung’s Home Run initiative has moved into a new gear now that the London Olympic Games are upon us. We first mentioned Home Run back in March, when the scheme was set up to encourage Londoners to run home from work. It’s a simple idea. You, the runner, solve ...  Continue ... 

Gear Pick of the Week: Brooks Women's Printed Mesh Cap

By Kerry McCarthy on in Gear

Brooks Women's Printed Mesh Cap (SS12), £16.00 Kerry says: Running caps are not traditionally the coolest or most popular runner’s accessory but they really are a must for running in the sun. Brooks have designed this cap with both practicality and aesthetics in mind and that’s why I’ve chosen it. It’s lightweight ... 

Training Check: Join Friday's Half-Marathon Webchat

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Make sure you're on track for the first or fastest half-marathon yet

Get ready for your autumn Half-Marathon with the second in our series of live webchats, courtesy of our Half-Marathon Newsletter sponsor ASICS. Running coach and ASICS PRO Team member Bud Baldaro will be giving expert advice to all your training questions in the forum this Friday (July 27) between 1 and ... 

TUI Marathon Competition Winners

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Back in May, our friends at the TUI Marathon offered you the chance to win an amazing holiday for two to take part in October's TUI Marathon in gorgeous Palma de Mallorca. We asked you to share your inspiring fundraising stories and were inundated with uplifting accounts of how and why ... 

Gear Pick of the Week: Camelbak Octane LR

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Camelbak Octane LR, £80.00 Kerry says: For those trail and adventure runners out there I’ve picked this hydration system pack. It is designed to carry extra layers, energy bars, trail maps, weather protection and a compass, plus up to two litres of water. It is extra stable and secure with a mesh harness ... 

Gear Pick of the Week: Ronhill Men's Trail Microlight Jacket (SS12)

By Kerry McCarthy on in Gear

Ronhill Men's Trail Microlight Jacket (SS12), £65.00 Kerry says: The UK’s unpredictable and massively changeable weather can be a bit of a nightmare for runners. We’ve all stood by the window, laced up and raring to go trying to decide if it’s likely to rain and if we need a jacket ... 

Gear Pick of the Week: Salomon Men's Trail IV 3/4 Tights (SS12)

By Kerry McCarthy on in Gear

Salomon Men's Trail IV 3/4 Tights (SS12), £45.00 Kerry says: Now, skin-tight lycra isn’t every man’s preferred running attire, but if you put those baggy shorts aside for one minute, you might find these aid your performance somewhat. I’ve picked these 3/4 length tights with improved summer running in mind. They are ... 

Yoga for Runners: Position 25 – Ardha-Matsyendrasana

By Kerry McCarthy on in Health

This is one of the better-known stretches in the Bikram sequence, being a popular addendum to gym classes up and down the country. For my part, I’ve been doing this one since my Saturday league football playing days. Mind you, as a moody teenager obsessed with appearing hard and not-to-be-messed-with, I ... 

The Great Trainer Donation

By Annie Rice on in News
Step into the shoes of your favourite sports star

Ever fancied stepping into the shoes of Jess Ennis or Colin Jackson? Now you can with The Great Trainer Donation. Celebrities from the world of sport and entertainment are showing their support for Mary’s Meals, by donating their famous footwear to an eBay charity auction on July 2. Jess Ennis, Dame Kelly ... 

Gear Pick of the Week: Adidas Adizero Adios 2 Men's Running Shoes (SS12)

By Kerry McCarthy on in Gear

Adidas Adizero Adios 2 Men's Running Shoes (SS12), £85.00 Kerry says: Tis the season for 5 and 10K races and the need for speed is upon us. I’ve chosen this minimalist shoe as it is the (self-proclaimed) world’s fastest flat racing shoe and has been designed for top athletes. They're ultra light and ... 

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