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How running in the cold affects your immune system

By Alison Wade on in Health
Study finds that pre-exercise shivering makes a difference when it comes to immunity.

Exercising in the cold might reduce your body’s immune function, which could make you more susceptible to illness, according to research published in PLoS ONE. However, when research subjects went through a pre-exercise protocol that induced low-intensity shivering, their immune response was boosted after performing moderate intensity exercise. Researchers found that when subjects ... 

Weekend of running: 25th & 26th October

By on in Events
Your weekend of running in pictures.

"Dacorum and Tring AC Road Runners take on the Ricky Road Run." - Chris Kitchener  Continue reading

Review: Beyond Yoga

By Annie Rice on in Gear
The latest online store for fashion lovers is here.

Fashion and fitness have collided more than ever in recent years. It’s finally cool to rock up at brunch in your running kit and you don’t have to wear black lycra and baggy T shirts to go to the gym. Beyond Yoga is an American Brand that is about to ... 

When to return to running post marathon

By Susan Paul on in News
Not sure when to run again post 26.2? The duration of your recovery period depends on you.

Some experts recommend one day of rest for every mile raced, or 26 days of rest; and some even recommend one day of rest for each kilometre raced, or 42 days of rest! The reality is that there is no exact formula to follow for recovery after a marathon, so ... 

Ageing and efficiency

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
Speed and endurance aren't the only declines to avoid.

Older athletes – runners, cyclists, triathletes, etc. – are generally slower than younger ones, even if they train the same amount. Why is this? The usual culprits are declining endurance, and declining strength/power. But there's a third factor that's often neglected: efficiency. For example, in a study I blogged about last ... 

Halloween races to get your fangs into

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
Fancy getting spooky and sweaty this halloween? Check out our line-up of great ghoulish races across the country.

Halloween Horror Rivington 10k Night Runner Horwich, Bolton A fit, fast, fun, fright night, with toffee apples for all at the finish line, round 1 of the Petzl Night Runner Series is the perfect Halloween Horror race held at Rivington Pike. Enter here Worksop Halloween Half Marathon Worksop, Nottinghamshire One of the UK's most scenic half marathons held ... 

Forget retirement, Jo Pavey prepares for her fifth Olympic Games

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Pavey hopes to compete in Rio 2016 when she will be nearly 43.

British sprinter Jo Pavey has announced plans to target her fifth Olympic Games. The announcement comes after her 10,000m victory at the European Championships last August, when Pavey became the oldest woman to win gold.  The mother-of-two and RW columnist's success came just 10 days after winning a Commonwealth Games 5,000m bronze and ten months ... 

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius sentenced to five years in prison

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Oscar Pistorius has today been sentenced to five years in prison for the culpable homicide of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

The double amputee sprinter, 27, admitted killing 29-year-old model, reality TV star and law graduate Reeva Steenkamp at his home in Pretoria, South Africa in the early hours of Valentine's Day 2013. Pistorius testified that he mistook Steenkamp for an intruder when he opened fire on his bathroom door. Following his ... 

Indian Half Marathon elites take the bus

By Peter Gambaccini on in News
Leaders forced to take the bus to the finish line after pace car misses U-turn.

In a snafu a Times of India headline declared “farcical,” the leaders of the Bangalore Half Marathon were led off course on Sunday and ended up having to ask recreational runners for money so they could take a bus to the finish. Suresh Kumar Patel, Inderjit Patel and Soji Mathew were ... 

Beating runner's stitch

By on in Health
Avoid getting this common running curse

Even the professionals suffer from the mysterious effects of the stitch. We all know that sharp, under the rib pain, and although the exact cause of the stitch has yet to be proven, theories are abound. Some believe that blood moves away from the diaphragm as we exercise, leaving it weakened ... 

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