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Essential guide to hypermobility for runners

By Georgia Scarr on in Health
Flexibility isn’t the anatomical holy grail you may think it is and too much can increase your risk of injury and hamper your performance. Here’s how to spot the warning signs and take action to keep running strong.

One of the first things you learn as a new runner is that flexibility is crucial. We are constantly being told of the need to stretch regularly and avoid becoming too tight, but just because some flexibility is good for runners, does it follow that more is better? You may ... 

Does rotating two pairs of running shoes extend their longevity?

By on in Training
Useful tip or manufacturer's myth? Jo Pavey clears it up.

Using more than one pair of shoes can extend their life and also help prevent injury. If they are different models or types of shoes, the forces on your body are subtly different, which reduces the risk of overuse problems that can come from wearing the same shoes on every ... 

4 training tips to make running easier

By Kelly Bastone on in Training
If you train yourself to run with less effort, you’ll go far - and fast.

If you want to run further and faster with less exertion, you must perform like a hybrid car, not a gas-guzzler. Like cars, runners exhibit a range of fuel economies, only they draw on oxygen rather than petrol. ‘We’re not technically burning oxygen, but we need it as part of ... 

Gear pick of the week: Curranz supplement capsules

By on in Gear
Our Commissioning Editor Kerry McCarthy puts Curranz's Blackcurrant capsules to the test.

We think it’s unusual to try a new supplement and notice almost instant results. At RW Towers the place is littered with powders, potions, lotions, rubs, tablets, gels, drinks… some of them we think work, some of them not so much but any gains we get tend to be marginal ... 

I’m running two half marathons a week apart. What can I do between them?

By on in Training
Doubling up on races is no mean feat. Jo Pavey advises on how to tackle it.

After the first race, rehydrate with an electrolyte sports drink, then go for a slow, 15-minute warm-down jog. After that, have a protein-rich recovery drink and be sure to eat a meal in the first 90 minutes. Later it’s ideal if you can get a very light massage, and an ... 

First look: adidas UltraBOOST Uncaged

By on in Gear
The UltraBOOST gets a new look upper with style and substance.

The shoe: adidas UltraBOOST Uncaged In a nutshell: Same great BOOST midsole, (mostly) all new upper The technology: Apparently this evolution of adidas’ excellent UltraBOOST was led by fashion. After adi noticed ‘global trendsetters’ customising the UltraBOOST by cutting off its ‘cage’ – the plastic overlays wrapping around the midfoot to create a more secure ... 

Runners have much healthier knees than scientists thought

By Amby Burfoot on in Health
A new study looked in-depth into whether more miles equals bad news for your knees.

It’s easy to understand why so many people believe that running is bad news for the knees over time. Yes, your knees face substantial impact with each stride. Sure, runners are occasionally sidelined by knee injuries. And everyone knows someone who quit running because of knee pain. But most medical research ... 

Salomon Running TV - Mt. Marathon

By on in Events
One of the hardest 5K races in the world. Looks like fun!

Every 4th of July thousands of people descend on the small harbour town of Seward, Alaska to witness one of the oldest, fastest, hardest, toughest… and shortest mountain races in the world. For years, Rickey Gates has been churning out war stories and legends of the annual Mount Marathon Race ... 

Blind sport charity celebrates 40th birthday

By on in News
Metro Blind Sport opens the door to sport for visually impaired people and hopes to find UK's first blind Olympic runner.

Having seen its 40th Athletics Open this weekend, London-based charity Metro Blind Sport is now on the lookout for young blind runners to reach the Olympics, competing alongside non-visually impaired athletes. This is inspired by athletes such as American Marla Runyan, who competed in the 1500m at the 2000 Sydney ... 

6 berries to boost your running body

By on in Health
Berries are packed with health-boosting nutrients. Kirsten Hartvig, runner and author of Healing Berries, picks six of the best.

1/ Strawberries Research has shown that strawberries can strengthen the body’s inherent self-healing capacity, neutralising the actions of free radicals and counteracting the effects of low-density lipoproteins in the blood, thus limiting plaque build-up in the arteries. They also contain chemicals that protect against sun exposure. Want to get your strawberry fix ... 

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