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Diary of an injured runner #1

By Annie Rice on in Training
Being on crutches for six weeks has given Annie Rice a whole new perspective on being an injured runner, read about the journey so far.

Background story Six weeks ago my marathon ended abruptly at mile 24.6 (to be precise) with excruciating pain in my knee and an inability to stand or walk any longer. I didn’t finish the race. The tale of woe was all the more woeful as I was on for a 30 ... 

10-year-old sets new single-age half marathon world record of 1:37:15

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
School boy beats his parent’s half marathon PB and breaks world record in the process

On May 3 at the Wisconsin Half Marathon in the US, 10-year-old Noah Bliss beat his dad by two minutes and broke a world record for his age bracket in the process. The fastest runner under the age of 19 by more than two minutes, Noah set a new single-age ... 

Pavey wins UK 10,000m title

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Great Britain distance runner Jo Pavey qualifies for European Championships

In her first race since finishing seventh twice at the London Olympics and giving birth last September, Jo Pavey won the UK 10,000m Championships in Highgate on Saturday. Coming in at 32:11, the 40-year-old distance runner from Devon was well inside the 33-minute qualification time for Zurich and also took more ... 

6,000 tackle world's longest assault course

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Participants enjoy a Dirty Weekend in Lincolnshire with a 20-mile obstacle course

Set in a lavish 16th century Elizabethan country estate, Rat Race Adventure Sports transformed the grounds of Burghley House into a ginormous obstacle course for one big Dirty Weekend. With no less than 20 themed zones over 20 miles of land, 6,000 daredevils had to tackle 200 obstacles before completing the ... 

Mo Farah set to compete at Commonwealth Games

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah will compete for England at this year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

Mo Farah ended months of speculation and announced on Twitter on Monday night that he will compete in Glasgow's upcoming Commonwealth Games. He added: "Haven't decided which events to compete in: 1500m, 5,000m, 10,000m. Will let you know as soon as I decide." After coming eighth in April's London Marathon, Farah, 31, ... 

Study shows strong hamstrings improve running economy

By Amby Burfoot on in News
New research indicates that your quad strength and hamstring strength should be equal.

Distance runners have always known they need not look like super-muscular sprinters or body builders. Bulging muscles don't improve performance; they make you big and bulky when you want to be lean and mean. Still, moderate strength training remains popular and recommended for distance runners because it can increase power and ... 

Review: Lizard Trail Running Holiday

By Ben Hobson on in Training
Running holidays are becoming more prevalent, so we spent 3 days trail running in Spain to see what the fuss was about

After a winter defined by dramatic amounts of rain, flooding and general wetness, the prospect of escaping to warmer climates to run around the dusty farm tracks of olive and almond groves in Spain sounded like the perfect tonic for some winter running blues. Approached by Rob and Lizard Trail ... 

Run Hackney fastest growing half marathon in the UK

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
The inaugural Hackney half marathon hit 10,000 sign ups last week, catapulting it into the top 10 latest half marathons in the UK

Organisers of Run Hackney, a new event working as part of the Borough’s commitment to create a sustainable Olympics legacy, announced this week that the inaugural race attracted over ten thousand runners just ten weeks since its launch. Run Hackney, taking place on 22 June, is a closed-roads race through London’s ... 

Tyson Gay offers to pay back £300k earning following drug ban

By on in News
After testing positive for a banned substance, the US sprinter attempts to rebuild his reputation.

The US Anti-Doping Agency has announced that former Olympic silver medalist Tyson Gay, who was considered to be a legitimate threat to Jamaica’s Usain Bolt at the world championships in Moscow in August, has accepted a one-year suspension for testing positive for doping. In an unexpected move, the US sprinter has since taken the first step ... 

Goucher signs with Skechers

By on in News
Former Nike athlete joins Meb Keflezighi with shoe company

Meb Keflezighi’s historic Boston Marathon continues to reap rewards, and not just for Meb. Two weeks after Keflezighi became the first American male to win the Boston Marathon in 31 years, Skechers has announced that Kara Goucher, a top American female distance runner over the past decade, has signed on as a Skechers shoe-sponsored ... 

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