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Study examines accuracy of activity trackers

By Alison Wade on in Gear
Research shows devices tend to measure simple movements like running more accurately than complex ones.

A new study commissioned by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) shows that activity trackers may not be as accurate as some consumers believe, especially when it comes to tracking steps for activities involving complex movements, like playing basketball, weight lifting, and cross training. The results indicate that each of the ...  ... 

Runner crawls last 50 metres of Austin Marathon to finish third

By Peter Gambaccini on in News
Hyvon Ngetich finished on her hands and knees after leading by 500 metres.

Hyvon Ngetich of Kenya appeared to be headed to an overwhelming victory at the Austin Marathon when she was suddenly running on empty, and then she wasn’t running at all. In the final 50 metres of Sunday’s race, Ngetich dropped to her hands and knees and began crawling to the finish ... 

Hoka Highland Fling training blog week 6: Thank God for girlfriends

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
Can an average runner take on 53-miles in the Scottish Highlands? In the sixth week of her training our Online News Ed Rhalou struggles with pre-race anxiety and calls a friend.

With only ten weeks to go until I embark on a 53-mile ultra The Hoka Highland Fling, as the miles start to add up, so has the hysteria. For week six my training plan stipulated a 35-minute easy run, an interval session, a strength and conditioning session, another 35-minute easy ... 

Compression socks and recovery

By Alison Wade on in Health
Study shows post-race, compression socks improved performance by 2.6 per cent.

A new study provides scientific evidence to support the idea that compression socks are not just fashionable, they’re also functional. The study, published in the February issue of the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, found that wearing compression socks for 48 hours after running a marathon improved performance on a treadmill test two weeks ...  ... 

Barefoot runner Bikila's family sues Vibram

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
The family of two-time Olympic marathon champ Abebe Bikila is suing minimalist running shoe maker Vibram Five Fingers for the unauthorised use of his name.

The Bikila family are seeking $15 million in damages following claims that Vibram trademarked the name "Bikila" in 2010 without seeking the family's permission. Abebe Bikila famously won the 1960 Olympic Marathon in Rome barefoot. A last-minute addition to the Ethiopian team, he agreed to step in when a fellow runner ... 

Kiplagat breaks half marathon world record

By Peter Gambaccini on in News
Florence Kiplagat set a new world record last Sunday, coming in at 1:05:09.

Florence Kiplagat of Kenya broke her own world half marathon record in 1:05:09 in Barcelona on Sunday, cutting three seconds from the record, which she set in the Spanish city in 2014. Her splits of 46:14 for 15K and 1:01:54 for 20K could be ratified as world records as well. Kiplagat’s performance came ... 

4 great reasons to volunteer on race day

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Community
Fancy meeting new friends, learning a new skill or giving back to the running community? There's never been a better time to volunteer.

From parkrun to 10Ks to marathons, if you’ve ever run an organised race, chances are you’ll have benefited from the kindness of strangers. Many running events rely heavily on the support of volunteers to make race day happen. Volunteering is not only an integral aspect of events; it’s an excellent ... 

First Look: Nike Flyknit Lunar 3

By Joe Mackie, RW Deputy Editor on in Gear
As Nike reveal some limited edition colour ways, we talk running shoes

First look: Nike Flyknit Lunar 3 If you’re a fan of the Lunar series (as I am), you’ll be pleased to hear that nobody at Swoosh HQ has decided to start fixing any unbroken wheels here. According to Nike, the rear-foot mesh has been tightened for a more secure fit, and ... 

Hoka Highland Fling training blog week 5: the joys of following a training plan

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Training
Can an average runner take on 53-miles in the Scottish Highlands? In the fifth week of her training our Online News Ed Rhalou starts to find her feet.

As a laid back soul runner, I confess I've never been one to follow a training plan. Before an event I often start my training full of good intentions, but by week two I usually fall off the wagon in favour of freestyling. However, this time around with a weekly ... 

How to manage long-term ITB issues

By William O. Roberts, MD on in News
Advice for runners struggling with this stubborn leg injury...

Iliotibial band (ITB) syndrome can be a difficult problem to manage and cure. The ITB is a fascial band of tissue that originates as the tensor fascia latae muscle that merges into the ITB as it courses down the side of the leg and inserts on the lateral tibial platuae ... 

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