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Matthew McConaughey to star in 'Born to Run' adaptation

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
The actor will star in a film based on Christopher McDougall's popular book about ultra running.

Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey has reportedly signed up to star in the film adaptation of the 2009 bestselling book, Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall. After selling more than three million copies worldwide, the book, based on a reclusive North American ... 

The (supposed) dangers of running too much

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
What the data says, and what it doesn't.

My goodness, is it February already? It's been several months since the last round of articles warning that running too much will kill you–must be time for another one. What's that? No new data to publish? That's no problem, we'll just republish the same data. The media never bothers to ... 

The Hoka Highland Fling training week 4: The hunt for the perfect trail shoe

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Can an average runner take on 53-miles in the Scottish Highlands? In the fourth week of her training our Online News Ed Rhalou researches superhero footwear.

At officially one quarter of the way through my Hoka Highland Fling training plan (click here for last week's blog) the miles are sneaking up and it’s starting to feel real. Last week my training plan stipulated a 35-minute tempo run, an interval session, some strength and conditioning work, six ...  ... 

Marathon champ Rita Jeptoo receives two-year doping ban

By Peter Gambaccini on in News
The status of her many marathon titles is still unclear.

Rita Jeptoo winner of the Boston and Chicago Marathons in 2013 and 2014, has been given a two-year suspension by her national federation Athletics Kenya after producing positive drug test results for the performance-enhancing drug EPO, Reuters reports. Jeptoo's ban was reportedly backdated to October 30, 2014. She produced a positive ... 

Study shows benefits of run walk strategy

By Alison Wade on in Training
Marathoners who took walking breaks reported having significantly less muscle pain and fatigue at the finish line.

Don't feel bad if you take the occasional walk break during your first marathon–you're not hurting yourself or your time as much as you think. Runners who took planned walking breaks throughout their races ran times comparable to those who ran the entire distance but reported having less fatigue and ... 

Runner's World becomes official magazine of run2work

By on in News
The UK's No.1 running magazine partners with run2work

run2work and Runner’s World are proud to announce Runner's World as the Official Magazine Partner for the run2work movement.  As the champion of running in the UK, Runner’s World will encourage its readers and website visitors to get active and run to, at, or from work on a regular basis, whether part or ... 

Weekend of running: 31st Jan - 1st Feb

By on in Events
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"Ran the Stourbridge Stagger 10 mile multi-terrain race today. Fantastic race, marshals as always just brilliant!" - Andy McNaughton Continue reading

Can brain training boost running endurance?

By Alex Hutchinson on in News
British military study finds 126 per cent 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 US back in 2013, ...  Continue ... 

The ELLE x RW running playlist

By on in Training
Here's some musical motivation ahead of the RW & ELLE bumper packs going on sale

Featuring 31 tracks, the ELLE UK running playlist is here to motivate you to get out there and claim a few miles as your own. So why are you seeing this? Well, you can get ELLE and Runner's World as a bumper pack at the moment (more info here) and ELLE ... 

Healthy change more successful with a partner

By Alison Wade on in Health
People are more likely to begin exercising, lose weight when a partner makes the change at the same time.

If you’re looking to make a positive health change, consider enlisting the help of a partner. Research published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that couples who work together to form healthy habits are more likely to be successful. People had greater success in beginning an exercise program, losing weight, and quitting smoking ...  ... 

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