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21 quick trail running tips

By Jenny Hadfield on in Training
New to running trails? Here's what to know before heading off the beaten path.

1/ No single trail is the same One of the many things I love about trail running is that every trail has its own unique terrain and challenge. There are groomed trails that are wide, limestone-based and often even in surface, which make for a great introduction to running off the ... 

What I wish I'd known when I started running...

By on in Training
Olympians, running coaches and Team Runner's World share the advice they wish they'd had in hindsight.

Hindsight is a wonderful thing. It’s just a shame you have to wait for it. But what if you didn’t? Now, that’s such a wonderful prospect that we decided to call on a cast of experienced runners of all ages and abilities to give you the benefit of their hindsight, ... 

How to train smarter for fat loss

By Jennifer Van Allen and Pamela Nisevich Bede on in Health
If you're looking to lose excess fat, these training tweaks can help you reach your goals.

When you first start running, if you increase your mileage and speed steadily and give your body enough opportunity to recover, you’ll witness the minor miracle of just how amazing your body is at adapting to new stresses, and becoming stronger and leaner. That’s a very good thing. It helps ... 

Ban on Russian athletes at Rio 2016 is upheld

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Despite appeals from Russia's athletes and Olympics Committee, track and field athletes are still banned from Rio.

The decision to ban Russian athletes from next month’s Rio Olympics has been upheld by Cas (Court of Arbitration for Sport), despite 68 Russian athletes and the Russian Olympic Committee appealing against it. The IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) suspended Russia’s athletics federation after an independent report discovered evidence ... 

9 foods for injury prevention and health

By Charlie Norton on in Health
Bolster your immune system and fend off injuries with these nine mighty ingredients.

1/ Greek yoghurt A bit of an all-rounder: it contains protein, carbs, calcium, vitamins B6 and B12 and potassium, and its probiotic cultures fortify your immune system. Eat: With berries for breakfast. 2/ Chicken broth Boiling up the bones of the carcass releases nutritious bone broth – great for fighting inflammation (thanks to the ... 

Russian Shobukhova required to repay London Marathon prize money

By Charlotte Wells on in News
Shobukhova will have to repay prize money to London Marathon following doping charges that banned her from the World Marathon Majors.

London Marathon has obtained judgment from the British High Court meaning Russian athlete Liliya Shobukhova will have to repay prize and appearance money she received from their 2010 and 2011 events. Shobukhova will also have to pay a fee of £377,961.62. Shobukhova was banned from competing by the International Association ...  ... 

3 ways doing races can make you a better all-round runner

By Alex Hutchinson on in Training
How frequent racing has many benefits on top of the medal bling.

These days, many top athletes race sparingly, waiting until their fitness is perfect before toeing the line. But it wasn’t always that way. In the months leading up to his time of 2:09:55 at the 1975 Boston Marathon, for example, Bill Rodgers raced everything from two miles on the indoor ... 

Over 2,000 runners take part in Race to the Stones 2016

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The UK’s 'most popular' ultra marathon saw a new course record this weekend.

This weekend saw over 2,000 participants take on the 100K Race to the Stones, the UK’s 'most popular' ultra marathon which heads along the oldest path in Britain. The path runs from the Chilterns in Oxfordshire to the Thames Crossing at Goring, which then rises up onto the North Wessex ... 

Dehydration and cognitive function

By Alex Hutchinson on in Health
Does getting thirsty make you dumber?

One of the presentations that caught my attention at last month’s American College of Sports Medicine meeting in Boston was a look at the links between dehydration and cognitive function, from Christopher Irwin and his colleagues at Griffith University in Australia. In brief, the study asked ten male endurance athletes to ...  ... 

How muscle memory can help you back to running after injury

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Returning to running after a layoff? It’s easier than you may think to start again.

Many runners have been there – lacing up for the first time after a break from training and praying there is such a thing as muscle memory. For example, 48-year-old Jeff Alexander ran his first marathon in 1996, finishing in 3:03. He ran his second the following year in 3:07, ... 

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