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World's biggest kids' running charity to hold 2K fun run at Olympic Park

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6,000 children aged 5 to 10 are expected to attend the event organised by GO Run For Fun.

GO Run For Fun, the world's biggest running charity for children, is to hold a 2K run at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London on Thursday 16th July. 6,000 kids aged 5 to 10 are expected to attend the event, which will be GO Run for Fun's biggest ...  ... 

Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon unveils new route for 2015

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Community
The iconic London half marathon has announced a new route incorporating Trafalgar Square and the Strand.

Changes at this year's Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon on Sunday 11th October will see runners starting the race along the full length of Whitehall, up to Parliament Square and within metres of the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, before they loop back towards Trafalgar Square. The Strand is a new addition to ... 

New sport swimrun comes to the UK this summer

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
Endurance events company Breca brings the fast-growing sport swimrun to the UK with its inaugural race, Breca Buttermere.

One of the fastest-growing endurance sports in the world, swimrun is set to take the UK by storm. An epic swimrun race across some of the countries most stunning and rugged landscapes, Breca Buttermere is a brand new event heading to the Lake District this summer, where participants run (and swim) over consecutive ...  ... 

Flexible fat burning speedwork for all abilities

By Jason R. Karp on in Training
We can burn fat more efficiently – and vary our running routine – by playing around with our pace.

Generally speaking, runners like structure. They like knowing where they’re going and how fast they have to go. But occasionally throwing a rigid routine to the wind can be a boon not only for your fat burning and fitness, but for your mental state as well. One of the most effective ... 

The bright side: Lessons you learn from being injured

By Meghan Rabbitt on in Health
Injuries are a pain both literally and figuratively, but the lessons that you learn while you’re sidelined can make you a much better runner.

Being sidelined – whether it’s for days, weeks, or months – can turn any runner’s world upside down. But as hard as it is to realise when you’re relegated to the pool or bike, being down can have an upside.   1 YOU CROSS-TRAIN Most runners pour all their energy into the sport ... 

VIDEO: 16 year old student runs 10.98 and sets new youth 100 metre record

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Candace Hill breaks youth record with a sub 11 second 100 metres

Sophomore Candace Hill of Rockdale Country HS (GA) ran an American junior record, World Youth record and national high school record of 10.98 in the 2015 Brooks PR Invitational. Only nine women in the world have run faster than Hill this year, with Olympic and world champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of ... 

Beetroot juice and cognitive performance

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
Drinking nitrate keeps blood flowing to your brain.

Exercise, if it's long and hard enough, makes you stupider. Or, to be more precise, "during high-intensity exercise, cognitive abilities diminish and mental fatigue develops" – an effect you can pick up by measuring reaction times. This is particularly relevant for athletes in skill sports, who have to make split-second decisions ... 

5 elite core moves for runners

By Scott Douglas on in Training
A 10-minute routine to improve your flexibility, form and injury-resistance.

Like almost all modern elite runners, US Olympian and 2009 World Championships 1500m medallist Shannon Rowbury and her peers consider strength work to be an integral part of training. By doing exercises that strengthen the core and improve midsection mobility, they can better hold up to the stresses of running and their ... 

How do I build a training base?

By Jenny Hadfield on in Training
A strong foundation can enhance your race training.

A running base is like the foundation of a house in that it supports the demands of progressive mileage and intensity that come with a training plan. It is the bridge that gaps your racing seasons together and prepares your body and mind for the harder efforts during training and racing. When ... 

10 indicators that you may need to take a rest day

By Jayme Otto on in Training
Is a change really as good as a rest? Pay attention to 10 body indicators to gauge when to run and when to back off.

If you don’t take time for proper recovery, your body won’t adapt to the stress of your training – you won’t get stronger or faster, explains Stacy Sims at the Stanford Prevention Research Centre, School of Medicine, US. Neglect recovery for too long, and you will start to lose strength ... 

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