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Are intervals really more effective than continuous runs?

By Alex Hutchinson on in Training
To compare different workouts, consider time, distance, pace... and effort.

Over the last decade, high-intensity interval workouts have bubbled to the top of the fitness list. They’re quicker, more time-efficient, and just as effective at boosting fitness and health - or more effective, by some measures - compared to traditional “continuous” workouts. Of course, this isn’t earth-shattering news to runners, who ... 

What to do when a cold threatens your big race

By William O. Roberts, MD on in Health
It's unfortunate that cold-and-flu season coincides with the autumn marathon season. Here's how to cope.

I'm running my first marathon this weekend, and I've come down with a cold. Can I run with it? Is it safe to take a cold medication if it’s bothering me on race day? This is an important issue for runners, especially for those racing longer distances. And it is very ... 

How to run at your best when you're 45-54

By Richard A. Lovett on in Training
Get ready to take on your new age group in the PB stakes.

While the increase in your recovery time and the decline in top performances can’t be ignored, this age can be one of the most rewarding of a runner’s life. Each age group is a chance to be the young runner again, providing anticipation as the turn-year approaches and offering the ... 

Should you drink that post-run beer?

By Liz Applegate, Ph.D. on in Health
Regular exercise has a surprising effect on alcohol consumption.

Runners love their post-run beer. So much so that sometimes they’ll drink it mid-run, trying to accomplish the notorious beer mile. Mixing alcohol with exercising tends to get a bad rap. Often, runners will reduce or abstain from drinking while training for a goal race. But, is having a beer (or ...  ... 

Runner completes 401 marathons in 401 days challenge

By Katie Brown on in News
34-year-old Ben Smith has raised over £250,000 for Kidscape and Stonewall.

Even for an established athlete, 10,506 would be a considerable number of miles to have covered in a running lifetime. However, if you’re Ben Smith, you’d have already finished running that many miles in just over a year. Starting his journey on 1st September last year, yesterday (5th October) Ben ... 

Live like an Olympian: DNA analysis

By Sam Murphy on in Training
How much does your DNA affect your running? We took a test to find out.

What it measures: Your genetic profile Why have it? They say if you want to be an athlete, choose your parents carefully. While it’s a bit late for that, you can now see what genetic cards you’ve been dealt through fitness-specific DNA testing. ‘Genetics determine between 20 and 70 per cent ... 

Midnight-to-Midnight relay returns in aid of The Running Charity

By on in News
Organised by the London Midnight Runners crew, the event is fundraising for London-based programme The Running Charity.

After an incredibly successful launch in 2015, London Midnight Runners are bringing back their epic charity relay event, Midnight-to-Midnight, for a second year. Starting at, you guessed it, midnight, on Saturday 15th October, the event will be a relay run around central London involving 24 x 10K loops. With each ...  ... 

Runners Need to offer £20 voucher in return for recycled shoes

By Katie Brown on in News
The #RecycleYourRun initiative takes place from Sunday 9th October.

As hard as it can sometimes be to let go of the miles we’ve endured in our favourite pair of training shoes, there’s no better time than now to renovate our runs with a new pair. From October 9th, running shop Runners Need is launching their nationwide ‘Recycle My Run’ ... 

6 ways to take your running to the next level

By Philip Latter on in Training
If you're not getting where you want to be, give these tips a go.

With 2km of a 10K to go Kaitlin Goodman felt strong. Fluid. She picked up speed and flew the last mile to cross the line with a 52-second PB. So how had she managed to do so well? To make such a breakthrough you need to ask: What elements are missing ... 

Ultrarunner faked parts of record run attempt, report says

By Kit Fox on in News
Rob Young maintains his innocence, despite findings from a three-month investigation.

Ultrarunner Rob Young received “unauthorised assistance” during his attempt this year to break the record for fastest run across America, according to an investigation commissioned by his chief sponsor, the sports compression company Skins. “We have identified no alternative plausible explanation for the data-of-record other than assistance, most likely in the ... 

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