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7 facts about portable toilets at races

By Rachel Swaby on in Community
We lift the lid on portable loos, those malodorous cubicles that runners are, nonetheless, always relieved to see.

Runners have a complicated relationship with portable toilets. We’re happy to see them before, during and after a race (especially when we’ve been downing liquids and glucose), though the time we spend in their odoriferous confines can yield some memorable (not in a good way) moments. However, rather than turning ... 

Tales from the medical tent

By William O Roberts, MD on in Health
The Sports Doc weighs in on common runner mistakes he's seen at recent races.

I helped provide medical coverage at two races over the past two weekends. First, for the high school portion of the Roy Griak Invitational cross-country races at the University of Minnesota, and second, for Twin Cities in Motion Race Weekend, which included the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, 10K, 5K, family ... 

4 pool workout tips for runners

By Jeff Galloway on in Training
Water efforts improve form and boost fitness.

If you find yourself in a pool or lake, don't just float there. Aqua jogging is a great low-impact workout that can boost your fitness and improve your running form. As your legs move through their natural motion, the resistance of the water forces them to find a more efficient ... 

6 healthy bedtime snacks for runners

By Jessica Migala on in Health
Healthy snacks before you snooze can help you feel (and run) better in the morning.

1. Craving something sweet? Eat frozen blueberries and watermelon blended to make fruit ‘sorbet’. Why: It satisfies that craving for something sweet but has few calories. Antioxidants in blueberries can lower oxidative stress caused by exercise, and watermelon has an amino acid that eases muscle aches. 2. Trying to lose weight? Eat Greek yoghurt ... 

5 cross-training activities to suit any running goal

By Ted Spiker on in Training
Get faster, leaner and more flexible by adding the right cross-training to your weekly routine.

Sometimes it’s what you do when you’re not running that gives you the edge you need. So it is with cross-training. A weekly non-running workout gives your muscles and joints a break while producing benefits that carry over to your running. ‘If you only run, you’re using the same muscles ... 

Mother with terminal cancer finishes half marathon

By Kit Fox on in Community
33-year-old Mum Rebecca Griffiths persuaded 300 friends, nurses, and colleagues to run the race with her.

On 5th August 2014, Rebecca Griffiths was diagnosed with inoperable liver and bowel cancer. Doctors gave her three months to live. Griffiths, 33, is a police officer and mother of two sons. For more than a year, she’s undergone chemotherapy - one week on, one week off.  Last May, scans showed the treatment was ... 

Garmin announces new Forerunner GPS watch models

By on in News
The three new models include Garmin Forerunner 630, the brand's most advanced GPS watch to date.

Good news for gadget fans - Garmin have announced three new additions to their Forerunner GPS watch family: the Forerunner 630, 230 and 235. Forerunner 630 (RRP £329.99, £389.99 with heart rate monitor) The Forerunner 630 is being touted as Garmin's most advanced watch yet, "an essential tool for the serious and data-driven ... 

Ultimate guide to 5 of the world's greatest marathons

By on in Events
From Paris to Boston, get the lowdown on course highlights, speed records and must-have insider info.

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The importance of vitamin D

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Health
Vitamin D is essential for bone health in runners. Are you getting enough?

Vitamin D is essential for bone health and plays a vital role in calcium and phosphorus absorption. Produced when the skin is exposed to UVB radiation and found naturally in certain foods, most people should be able to get a sufficient amount of the essential vitamin from exposure to the sun and a ... 

6 ways runners can lose weight without dieting

By Liz Applegate, Ph.D. on in Health
New weight-loss research says you should stop dieting – and start eating and running more.

If you’re a runner who’s struggled to lose weight, blame your genes – prehistoric genes, that is. Thousands of years ago – even as recently as several decades ago – humans spent much of their days doing hard, physical work that burned lots of energy. Our ancestors fuelled all that ... 

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