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The Hoka Highland Fling: Training week three

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Can an average runner take on 53-miles in the Scottish highlands? Our Online News Ed Rhalou starts the third week of her training.

Week three of my training plan for the Hoka Highland Fling and things are now in full swing. The plan stipulated a 60-minute easy run on Monday, a midweek speed interval session, strength and conditioning, and a 5-minutes easy 35-minutes long pace and 5-minutes easy run, finishing off with a ... 

Strength training for first time marathoners

By Susan Paul on in News
How to incorporate strength exercises into training for your first marathon.

Strength training is a great idea for all runners, period. But, given a challenging marathon course, it's even more important. In addition, cross-training can be an effective training tool as well, especially if you are following a three or four day-a-week running plan. Just one word of caution though, know ... 

A beginners guide to cadence

By Ben Hobson on in Training
Fast feet could be the key to better running. Master the art of a higher cadence

If you’re new to running, now is the perfect time to master the art of a higher cadence. Even if you’re not new to running, introducing some cadence work into your routine will help speed you up, improve you posture and reducing your ground contact time, all key parts of ... 

Weekend of running 24th & 25th January

By on in Events
Your weekend of running in pictures.

"Meltham AC 's 'Tough' 10K, hills hills and more hills, with a proper 'welcoming' headwind over the moors!" - Ali Nash  Continue reading

Paula Radcliffe speaks out on the effect of the menstrual cycle on performance

By Annie Rice on in News
The 'last taboo' in sport has been brought to a public forum.

Paula Radcliffe has said that sport hasn't learnt to deal with elite athletes’ periods, "I would argue it's a lack of learning," Radcliffe told BBC Sport. "Too often in sport, doctors are men and they don't understand." This response has come after periods have been labeled the ‘last taboo’ in sport by ... 

Brain training boosts endurance

By Alex Hutchinson on in Training
British military study finds 126 percent increase in time to exhaustion.

Some new results from Samuele Marcora's "brain endurance training" protocol, funded by the British Ministry of Defence, have been declassified. Bradley Stulberg has a good article at Outside describing the findings. This is the same brain training technique that I wrote about for RW back in 2013, but with a twist. When I tried it, ...  ... 

Man v Marathon Des Sables: Who Runs the Marathon Des Sables?

By Kieran Alger on in Events
What kind of runner takes on the Sahara’s most famous footrace?

Every year over 1,000 people spend thousands of pounds in entrance fees, plus hundreds more on essential kit to be put through the ringer for six days, covering 156 miles in the heat of the Sahara. This year I’ll be joining them. Before anyone of us sets foot on the ... 

Promotion: ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon

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Beat the entry fee increase and enter the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon before 1st February.

Now is the best time to secure your place on the start line of the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon in Trafford, with entry fees increasing by £5 for individual places after 31st January. The ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon voted the UK’s Best Marathon by The Running Awards 2014 takes place on Sunday ... 

Sub 2 marathon achieved by 105 relay runners in Ireland

By Alison Wade on in News
The sub 2 hour marathon has been achieved, but not by one person...

When Dennis Kimetto set a new marathon world record in 2:02:57 last autumn, it renewed speculation about when we might see the first sub-2:00 marathon. It happened in Limerick, Ireland, on Sunday, but it took 105 runners to pull it off, I Love Limerick reports. A group of men and women ... 

The Hoka Highland Fling: Training week two

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Training
Can an average runner take on 53-miles in the Scottish highlands? Our Online News Ed Rhalou starts the second week of her training.

Week two of my official training for the Hoka Highland Fling and I am suddenly (painfully) aware of the challenge that lies ahead. My training plan stipulated a 35-minute easy run, an interval session, an eight-mile run (six of which needed to be at long run pace), some strength and ... 

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