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Gemili becomes first Briton to run sub-10 second 100m and sub-20 second 200m

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GB sprinter Adam Gemili made history at the Birmingham Grand Prix on Sunday 7th June, but collapsed with a leg injury shortly afterwards.

21-year-old sprinter Adam Gemili achieved a 9.97 second 100m at the Sainsbury's Birmingham Grand Prix on Sunday 7th June, making him the first Briton to run 100m in under 10 seconds and 200m in under 20 seconds. However, Gemili collapsed just after crossing the finish line, and left the track in ... 

Alberto Salazar: No rush to judgment

By Amby Burfoot on in News
Is Alberto Salazar playing fair? We don't have any answers yet, say Amby Burfoot.

Like many others, I read the recent report from the BBC and the ProPublica article on the unusual medical practices of Alberto Salazar and his Nike Oregon Project runners with great interest. When I finished, however, I felt I hadn’t learned anything essentially new. Those of us who have known Salazar a long ...  Continue reading ... 

Nutrition battle: Chicken vs tuna

By Sam Murphy on in Health
Chicken breast or fresh tuna: which packs the biggest nutritional punch?

PROS Tuna: A 100g serving provides your daily requirement of selenium, an antioxidant. Contains three times as much iron as the chicken. Chicken: High in B vitamins, especially niacin, which helps convert carbs into energy. It’s also a great source of choline, a mineral that helps keep your nervous system functioning.  CONS Tuna: The Food Standards Agency recommends ... 

Marathon veteran Phillip Howells crowned Britain’s Most Overactive Pensioner

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Multi-marathoner Phillip Howells is well on the way to achieving his goal of completing 333 marathons.

Keen marathoner Phillip Howells has been crowned ‘Britain’s Most Overactive Pensioner’ by Senior Railcard. The competition aims to demonstrate that over 60s are living more active lifestyles than ever before and Howells' running credentials definitely prove this. A former army officer, computer parts salesman and now a Wigwam sales agent, the 68-year-old beat entrants from ...  Continue reading ... 

Running may help prevent poor sleep in middle-aged adults

By Georgia Scarr on in Health
New study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine finds link between physical activity and sufficient sleep.

Forget early nights and dodging coffee - physical activity such as running may help prevent insufficient sleep in middle-aged adults, a new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine suggests. Over 5,000 adults with an average age of 45.5 took a self-report questionnaire in which they detailed their physical activity ... 

5 tasty alternatives to dairy milk

By Jessica Migala, Sam Murphy on in Health
Look beyond real dairy for milks with fresh flavours and a variety of health benefits.

Almond milk Best: Low-calorie option (if you choose unsweetened varieties) Use it: In hot drinks – it has a subtle, nutty flavour ‘At 30 calories for a 200ml glass, it’s the option with fewest calories, by a long way,’ says dietician Kimberly Mueller. One serving packs half your daily vitamin E needs. Per 200ml: 30kals, 1g carbs, ... 

How to find the perfect training plan

By Jenny Hadfield on in Training
Start by looking closely at the first month of a plan.

It’s a little like shopping for cereal at the supermarket — there are a myriad of options. The goal is to find a plan that works for you. Consider these factors to make the process of unearthing the best plan for you easier. Consider the author. Invest in who wrote the plans. That person ... 

The max factor: Take your own VO2-max test

By Sam Murphy on
06 June 2015 at 08:00
in Training
A new type of VO2-max test makes it easier for runners to see how well they respond in tough sessions.

  Maximum aerobic capacity, known as VO2 max, is one of the key metrics for fitness. It shows how efficiently your body uses oxygen during high-intensity exercise. In a traditional VO2-max test, which is typically done on a treadmill, the intensity is increased by upping the speed or gradient in set increments, ... 

Marathon runners should be tested in action for heart conditions

By Georgia Scarr on in Health
Heartbeat irregularities may be missed if athletes are studied at rest, research finds.

Sudden cardiac deaths in runners are rare, but tragically not unheard of. It’s considered wise to be screened for heart conditions before undertaking a long distance race or training programme, but new research has found that it’s key to be tested while exercising in order to accurately detect heartbeat irregularities. The ... 

How to add hill training into your routine

By Susan Paul on in Training
Once you understand the benefits, beginning to run inclines will make you stronger.

Hill training is important for a number of reasons. In a nutshell, hills are important because they create variety and intensity, which improves your endurance, anaerobic capacity, speed, power, running economy, and overall strength. For obvious reasons, hills increase the difficulty or the intensity of a run. Climbing a hill naturally ... 

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