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Give it a zest: 8 citrus fruits for runners

By Liz Applegate on in Health
Citrus fruits are packed with runner-friendly nutrients – and they add zing and flavour to your meals.

TO BOOST HEART HEALTH Blood oranges and pomelos The antioxidants that give blood oranges their red hue protect arteries and improve blood flow. Pomelos also benefit your ticker: the white layer surrounding the fruit is high in fibre and flavones (a type of flavonoid) that lower LDL (bad) cholesterol. TO HELP BLOOD PRESSURE 
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The summer of speed

By Rhalou Allerhand on
09 June 2015 at 16:48
in Events
Keen to speed up this summer? Sharpen your stride at one of our top 15 super fast 5K races across the country.

1. Forest Park Ladies 5K, Wednesday, 1 July 2015Warrington, Cheshire Featuring 99 per cent parkland trails, the Forest Park Ladies 5K is the ideal introductory race for women runners. 2. Lakeside 5k, Wednesday, 1 July 2015Hilsea, Hampshire A single virtually traffic-free lap, the Lakeside 5K is part of a six-race series, suitable for runners of all abilities. 3. Continue reading

Pistorius to be released from prison

By Peter Gambaccini on in News
South African double amputee Olympian Oscar Pistorius will serve 10 months of 5-year sentence.

Oscar Pistorius, sentenced last autumn to five years in prison for manslaughter in the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, will be released on 21st August after serving ten months, according to media reports. He will continue to be monitored while in home confinement. South Africa mandates such a release ...  ... 

Mo Farah ‘emotionally and physically drained’ by doping allegations

By on in News
Doping controversy involving Farah's coach Salazar has rocked the athletics community.

Mo Farah has spoken out following a BBC investigation alleging his coach Alberto Salazar has been involved in illegal doping practices. The allegations made in Catch Me If You Can - broadcast on BBC One last Wednesday - accused Salazar, the coach of the Nike Oregon Project, of encouraging team members to ... 

Getting to the goal weight, more or less

By Pamela Nisevich Bede, M.S., R.D on in Health
Some runners would like to gain weight while others try to lose. Regardless, it’s important to do it safely.

When out and about giving nutrition presentations, I talk at length about how to improve performance, how to fuel, and, often, how to lose weight. When I finish my spiel, it’s not uncommon for a voice to peep up from the back of the room and profess that their performance ... 

On the up side: Make hill running more enjoyable

By Jeff Galloway on in Training
Try these simple adjustments to make hill running less of a chore.

Nothing builds running strength better than hills. Running inclines forces your muscles to work harder; as you grow stronger, your stride becomes more efficient and your speed improves. Despite the benefits, many newcomers (and old-timers, too) avoid hills – after all, defying gravity can be tough, both physically and mentally. But ... 

Do men and women fatigue differently?

By Alex Hutchinson on in Training
Researchers debate whether sex differences are in the mind or the muscles.

Earlier this year, researchers published a paper analysing 92,000 marathon performances to determine that women are "better" at pacing themselves — that is, women slowed down by 11.7 percent on average in the second half of their races, while men slowed down by 15.6 percent. The question is: why? Two of the ...  ... 

4 best stretches for runners

By Alison Rose on in Training
Simple tweaks will squeeze extra benefits from these four classic stretches.

The classic: From a standing position, bend one leg; straighten your other leg and push your hips back. The tweak: Sit tall on a bench. Straighten one leg. Stop when your back starts to lose its lumbar curve, and hold this position. Do both sides. Hold each stretch for 30 seconds and repeat three times. The payoff: This move isolates the ... 

Gemili becomes first Briton to run sub-10 second 100m and sub-20 second 200m

By on in News
GB sprinter Adam Gemili made history at the Birmingham Grand Prix on Sunday 7th June, but collapsed with a leg injury shortly afterwards.

21-year-old sprinter Adam Gemili achieved a 9.97 second 100m at the Sainsbury's Birmingham Grand Prix on Sunday 7th June, making him the first Briton to run 100m in under 10 seconds and 200m in under 20 seconds. However, Gemili collapsed just after crossing the finish line, and left the track in ... 

Alberto Salazar: No rush to judgment

By Amby Burfoot on in News
Is Alberto Salazar playing fair? We don't have any answers yet, say Amby Burfoot.

Like many others, I read the recent report from the BBC and the ProPublica article on the unusual medical practices of Alberto Salazar and his Nike Oregon Project runners with great interest. When I finished, however, I felt I hadn’t learned anything essentially new. Those of us who have known Salazar a long ...  Continue reading ... 

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