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Weekend of running: 15th & 16th November

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Your weekend of running in pictures.

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How Much Does Practice Matter?

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
A new analysis measures the contribution of "10,000 hours."

Is greatness born or made? That's been a simmering public debate for the last decade, thanks to books about the "10,000-hour rule" and counterpoints like David Epstein's The Sports Gene. A big new meta-analysis was published over the summer in Psychological Science, from researchers at Princeton, Michigan State, and Rice, that offers ...  ... 

Win one of two TomTom Runner Cardio GPS watches

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Win this brilliant prize courtesy of The Running & Endurance Sport Show.

The Running & Endurance Sports Show has teamed up with GPS brand TomTom to give away two Award Winning RUNNER CARDIO GPS WATCHES with built-in Heart Rate Monitor so you get more out of every run. For your chance to win, book a FREE show ticket at www.runningshow.co.uk and you will automatically be entered into the ...  ... 

To Relieve Runner's Knee, Strengthen Your Hips

By Scott Douglas on in Health
Hip exercise found to be the best way to get rid of the dreaded runner's knee.

Over the last few years, a growing amount of research has linked weak hips and runner's knee. For example, one study published last year found that women who developed runner's knee had greater hip instability in their gait. Another study published last year found that, after a hard run, people with runner's ...  Continue reading ... 

Study shows supplementation may help iron deficient runners

By Alison Wade on in News
Many runners are low on iron stores despite not being anemic.

Endurance athletes who have low iron stores, but not low enough to be diagnosed with anemia, can benefit significantly from iron supplementation, according to a research review published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. A meta-analysis of 17 studies revealed that iron treatments improve both the iron status and aerobic ... 

Beat the winter blues with a race

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
Safeguard against the January blues by entering a great New Year race today.

January can be a bleak month. Once the Christmas hangover has worn off and you've failed to stick to your New Year diet, what else is there to do with those long winter nights? Enter a great race today and you'll soon be distracted from the bleak winter. Rough 'n' Tumble ... 

The Salomon Citytrail™ Richmond Half Marathon and 10K comes to Richmond

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Richmond’s popular local running event, The Salomon CityTrail™ Richmond Half Marathon, returns to Old Deer Park on Sunday 22 March 2015.

If you didn't get a London place but you're still keen to run in the capital, now in its third year, The Salomon CityTrail™ Richmond Half Marathon provides the perfect race day alternative. Runners will get to explore the scenic borough of Richmond, starting in Old Deer Park, passing Ham House, ... 

War veteran turns London running routes into giant Remembrance Day poppy

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Former Royal Marine Ben McBean has created a giant red poppy on the London map...

Ben Mcbean, a Former Royal Marine from Taunton's 40 Commando, ran the outline of a giant poppy to raise money for the Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal and then called on the public to complete it. The 27-year-old used a running app to log the initial route and other runners were ... 

How Music and Video Can Aid Hard Treadmill Workouts

By Scott Douglas on in Health
Even at faster than tempo effort, distractions make workouts more enjoyable.

Turning some of your attention to music and video can make even the hardest treadmill workout more enjoyable, suggests research published in the Journal of Sport & Exercise Physiology. It's not news that music, video and other distractions can make stationary exercise more bearable. But most research, and most real-world anecdotal evidence, has to ...  ... 

How often should you run?

By Susan Paul on in News
A weekly plan can help you to stick to your new fitness goal.

New runners often ask how frequently should I run? Certainly, you can run seven days a week, as some runners do; however, should you run seven days a week is the real question! The short answer is no. As a new runner, you would be wise to vary your exercise ... 

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