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Hoka Highland Fling training blog 11: The loneliness of long distance running

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Training
In the eleventh week of her training our Online News Ed Rhalou goes in search of inclines and company.

Week 11 and my training plan for the Hoka Highland Fling stipulated two 35-minute tempo runs in the morning and evening on Tuesday, an interval session on Wednesday, some strength and conditioning work on Thursday, a fast 5K followed by a 25-minute cool down on Friday and a long paced run ...  ... 

Mo Farah breaks Euro half marathon record in Lisbon

By Peter Gambaccini on in News
Farah triumphs at the Lisbon race by one second.

Olympic and World 5,000 and 10,000 meter champion Mo Farah set a new British and European record of 59:32 at the Lisbon Half Marathon on Sunday, edging Kenya’s Micah Kogo by one second. And then he got tangled up in the finish line banner and slammed to the ground hard. “Normally when you cross the line ... 

World Marathon Majors to increase out-of-competition drug testing

By Peter Gambaccini on in News
About 150 runners will be subject to regular out-of-competition tests.

Athletes hoping to contend for the World Marathon Majors annual $500,000 prize, or prize money in any of the six participating marathons, will be subject to increased out-of-competition testing for performance-enhancing drugs beginning this summer. The testing, a partnership of the Majors (collectively, the Tokyo, Boston,London, Berlin, Chicago, and New York City Marathons) and the International Association of ... 

Running and depression: how to cope

By Jenny Hadfield on in News
When dealing with something as powerful as mental illness, the best move is to reach out and ask for help.

One of the lessons I’ve learned is that when something taps you on the shoulder more than a few times, it deserves attention. This week’s column came about from a consistent tap I’ve felt in the past year related to depression and suicide. We all ebb and flow through highs and ... 

What's really in vitamin drinks?

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
More than you need, study finds.

In writing about health and nutrition over the past decade or so, I've become increasingly convinced that most vitamin supplements are either useless or worse than useless. This is, of course, a vigorous ongoing debate, and I'm not pretending that it's settled. Epidemiological evidence aside, I think there's a strong ... 

Mile for Mile: A Film About Trail Running and Conservation in Patagonia

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106 miles through the newly opened Patagonia Park in Chile

Ultra runners Krissy Moehl, Jeff Browning and Luke Nelson run 106 miles through the newly opened Patagonia Park in Chile, to celebrate and highlight Conservacion Patagonica’s efforts to re-wild and protect this vast landscape. A short film by Rios Libres and Patagonia, Inc.Get Involved - Donate to Conservacion Patagonica ...  ... 

ASICS - Beat the Sun

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ASICS launch global search for amateur runners to take on nature’s toughest relay

ASICS are searching for 15 runners to take on the ultimate challenge - have you got what it takes to help your continent Beat the Sun around Mont Blanc?  ASICS ‘Beat the Sun’ challenges amateurs and professional athletes to run a relay race around the iconic Mont Blanc, between sunrise and ... 

40 Millions Steps

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Follow every step of Tom Denniss's amazing 622 days journey around the world...

It took Tom Denniss 622 days to run 16,300 miles through 18 countries, which just happens to be a world record. Along the way he picked up some injuries and saw some very interesting road kill. For more info on his incredible jouney, check out this incredible intertacive map. INJURIES ... 

Hoka Highland Fling training blog week 10: race day nutrition

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Training
In the tenth week of her training our Online News Ed Rhalou experiments with ultra running fuel.

In the tenth week of my training for the Hoka Highland Fling the repercussions of sneaking a marathon in have started to show, but not necessarily in a bad way. In the immediate 72 hours following a marathon I am usually struck with an all-consuming hunger that just won’t leave me. ... 

Wales to host new trail running festival

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
The Royal Welsh Spring Festival is set to host a brand new trail running festival at its showground in the heart of Mid-Wales.

The Welsh festival brings a half-marathon, 10K and 3K family trail race to the Royal Welsh Showground in Llanelwedd, Powys this Sunday, 17 May. The picturesque half marathon and 10K races, run over one and two laps respectively, will take place with all the facilities expected of a top-class event with ... 

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