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Record-breaking weekend for GB athletes at the Anniversary Games

By Georgia Scarr on in News
This weekend saw a new GB women’s 100m record from Dina Asher-Smith, world records for Paralympians Georgina Hermitage and Sophie Hahn and a 3,000m win for Mo Farah.

Dina Asher-Smith has become the first GB woman to break an 11-second 100m, finishing in just 10.99 seconds at this weekend’s Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games. This marks an improvement on her previous British record of 11.02.  In the International Paralympic Committee Grand Prix, Georgina Hermitage set a new world record of one ... 

Save your skin

By Rachael Woolston on in Health
Remedy running-related ingrown hairs, weathered skin and chafing with these handy tips.

Our sport causes many unsightly afflictions, which is bad news in summer, when we all tend to show a little more of ourselves than usual. Here’s how to make your body beautiful before you hit the beach. Problem: Ingrown hairs The cause: These painful red bumps on the skin afflict women and ... 

Keep training on track during summer holiday season

By Team RW on in Training
Off on holiday? Here's how to keep your race training and nutrition in check.

Summer's here and it's brought holidays, ice cream and plenty of booze. Lovely, but not ideal if you're in the midst of a training plan - especially those of you lining up an autumn marathon. Luckily you can indulge, soak up the sun and still stay on track with these ... 

Run by effort instead of pace

By Jenny Hadfield on in Training
Here's why you should consider relying less on your GPS device and how to train and race by feel.

One of the most effective coaching tools I’ve used is teaching athletes how to tune into their bodies and run by effort instead of pace. I began emphasising this more when GPS gadgets became mainstream and runners were looking to the devices rather than their bodies for feedback. By focusing ... 

Fix your feet for summer

By Rachael Woolston on in Health
Unleash your runner's feet with pride this summer, thanks to these fixes for common foot afflictions.

Problem: Hard skin The cause: Many runners have unsightly areas of hardened skin on their heels, and on the balls and outside of their feet. ‘Hard skin is caused by friction and is usually the result of a biomechanical issue,’ explains consultant podiatric surgeon Mike O’Neill. ‘Overpronation or landing heavily causes ... 

Over 10% of athletes may be doping, WADA director says

By Georgia Scarr on in News
Additionally, young athletes may be being coerced into taking banned substances in an attempt to reach elite status.

More than 1 in 10 elite athletes may be using banned performance-enhancing substances, according to World Anti-Doping Agency director general David Howman. "We have some guestimates based on some research undertaken over the last years... It's far more than we would wish it to be - over 10%. That is of ... 

Pharmaceutical drugs and heart health for runners

By Amby Burfoot on in Health
Updated guidance on over-the-counter anti-inflammatories and aspirin.

Two new reports offer heart health advice of potential interest and importance to runners. In the first, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has strengthened its warning that over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. In the other, a well-known marathon-medicine expert has proposed that ... 

Why do I get hiccups after running?

By William O. Roberts, MD on in Health
Increased diaphragm contractions while running could cause hiccups.

After longer runs (10 miles or greater) I keep coming down with the hiccups. What the heck is going on? - Scott Dear Scott, Hiccups occur when the diaphragm contracts suddenly and unintentionally. The diaphragm is your main breathing muscle and separates your lung space from your abdominal space; as it contracts, the ... 

Is it the end of the ice age?

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
Evidence mounts that post-workout ice baths may interfere with training gains.

One of the big debates in sports science over the last few years has been the question of 'too much recovery.' Is it possible that the techniques we use to recover from workouts - ice baths, antioxidant supplements, compression garments, etc - could in some cases be counterproductive? After all, ... 

Sex files: Running, sexual function and fertility

By Kerry McCarthy on in Health
Your running career may be fertile, but how about the rest of you?

First, the situation for men. Weight and, in particular, a high body mass index have been shown to have a significant effect on both sperm count and the chances of erectile dysfunction. Research shows the more fat you carry, the greater your chances of suffering from these issues. Happily, increasing ... 

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