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Gear review: Helly Hansen Active Flow 1/2 Zip Graphic

By Adrian Monti on in Gear
Something to add to your Christmas wish list...

I’ve probably had Christmas jumpers less colourful than this. But when those festive sweaters are back in the drawer, this little addition to my winter running collection will keep on giving. The Active Flow ½ Zip Graphic base layer is made by Helly Hansen, the Norwegian company which has been teaching ... 

7 ways to run safely this winter

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Health
How to ensure you stay safe while out running after dark.

With just a few weeks to go until Christmas, winter is officially here. Although wintertime running has its perks including sparkly lights and invigorating temperatures, with the fading light comes a new set of concerns for runners. As dusk arrives at 4pm it effectively halves our key running times, leaving ... 

10 reasons to vote for Jo Pavey to be the 2014 BBC Sports Personality of the Year

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
If you didn't already realise just how great distance runner Jo Pavey is, here are 10 reasons to vote for her this Sunday.

1. After winning the 10,000 m gold medal at the 2014 European Championships in Zürich, Pavey is the oldest European female champion in history. 2. She won gold at the 10,000m European Championships just 10 days after winning a Commonwealth Games 5,000m bronze and ten months after giving birth to her second ... 

Man v Marathon Des Sables: The Marathon Des Sables Kit List

By Kieran Alger on in Events
Everything you need (and need to leave out) to succeed in the Sahara.

You know you’re facing a real endurance challenge when putting together your race kit is as daunting as the training schedule. That’s how I feel about the Marathon Des Sables right now.  With ten compulsory items required to even step over the start line plus all the things you might want ... 

Vitality Run Hackney Half Marathon open for early bird entries

By on in Events

The Vitality Run Hackney Half Marathon Early Bird £5 discount ends at midnight on Monday December 15th. The second edition of this race will take place on Sunday May 10, 2015. The Vitality Run Hackney Half Marathon is a friendly, flat and fast course that runs through the heart of east ... 

Keep motivated to run throughout winter with Jantastic

By on in Events
Training in the winter can be hard going, but online running challenge Jantastic aims to help runners achieve their New Year fitness goals.

Tired of committing to New Year’s resolutions that you fail to keep? Look no further. Jantastic is a fitness challenge designed to inspire the nation to get active during the winter months. Aimed at encouraging and motivating participants to set and achieve their personal activity goals, Jantastic provides a ...  ... 

parkrun partners with Jabra headphones

By on in News
Global running phenomenon parkrun joins forces with Jabra.

Parkrun, the global running community founded a decade ago by Paul Sinton-Hewitt, have announced a partnership with Jabra headphones. Jabra, a range of headphones dedicated to running and sports, recently introduced the award-winning Jabra Sport Pulse headphones which provide a wireless all-in-one training solution with an ...  Continue reading

Positive subliminal messages linked to performance

By Alison Wade on in News
Athletes' endurance improved even though they couldn't consciously register support.

If you’ve ever stood out on a race course holding a sign encouraging participants, it’s possible you had more of a positive effect on their performance than you realised, whether runners appeared to notice your sign or not. New research has found that endurance athletes who are exposed to positive ... 

Mediterranean diet linked to longer life

By Alison Wade on in News
Study suggests Mediterranean cuisine significantly slows a biomarker of aging.

New research indicates that people who eat a Mediterranean diet could live longer. Women who ate a diet high in vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes, unrefined grains, olive oil, fish, and regular but moderate amounts of wine had longer telomeres, a biomarker of ageing. The study, published this December in The BMJ, ... 

Russian champ Shobukhova reportedly paid $600,000 to avoid drug ban

By Peter Gambaccini on in News
The second fastest female marathon runner in history competed in the 2012 Olympics despite alleged drug violation.

Liliya Shobukhova, who won two $500,000 World Marathon Majors series and won the Chicago Marathon three times and the London Marathon once, paid Russia’s national track federation more than $600,000 to stave off a drug suspension, according to testimony from her agent, Andrei Baranov, the French newspaper L’Equipe reports (links ... 

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