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Running for redemption? Inside a prison half marathon

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To the inmates of America’s Oregon State Penitentiary, where a pioneering programme allows them to run and race, the wall is much more than a metaphor. RW’s Michael Heald gets inside an extreme illustration of the redemptive power of running.

When the first inmates arrived at the Oregon State Penitentiary (OSP) back in 1866, it did not have a wall. Prisoners were instead fitted with an unforgiving iron ankle shackle, and anyone who tried to run in the ‘Oregon Boot’ wasn’t going anywhere fast. A 14-foot wall was later built. ... 

How to deal with an annoying running partner

By Susan Paul on in Community
Don’t let negative self-talk ruin your run.

My running partner complains before every run. We meet up in the mornings, and the excuses start as soon as he gets out of his car. They range from not sleeping well, to his back hurts, to a bad week at work, to the time of day and so on. This starts runs ... 

7 embarrassing running stories from Team RW

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We asked our office to share their ultimate running blushes.

1/ 'After a mucky trail run (I was part of relay team in a triathlon), I decided to shower in the leisure centre that doubled as race HQ. The open row of showers struck me as odd, but rather than be thought a prude I stripped down and lathered up. As ... 

4 running myths get busted

By Georgia Scarr on in Community
Read on and let these misconceptions of running lore be left well and truly in the past.

1/ It's bad for your knees Ah, the old classic running myth. While it's easy to see why people might believe the repetitive pounding of running will damage your joints, research widely proves otherwise. A study at the University of Frankfurt followed new marathon runners as they took on a six-month ... 

Last but not least

By Lisa Jackson on in Community
One-time staunch fitness-phobe Lisa Jackson ran her first marathon at the age of 31. In April 2016 she ran her 100th, more sure than ever that there’s more to running – and life – than going faster. Here she explains why running’s not about the time you do, but the time you have…

By rights, I shouldn’t be a runner at all – I’m really rather rubbish at it. I only started in my 30s and I’m patently not cut out for it. I waddle. And I walk. A lot. Oh, and I don’t take running seriously enough, as evidenced by my love of ... 

Am I really a runner?

By Susan Paul on in Community
All beginners want to know, at what point do you become a real runner?

This may seem like a silly question, but one that needs answering. I started running 37 weeks ago (I have a training log). So far, I have run two 5Ks, a 10K and two half-marathons (training for my third half in June). My fastest 5K was 25:25 and I am ... 

Google’s top 20 running questions answered

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Community
Keen to speed up, lose weight or tackle your first big race? We respond to Google's most commonly asked running questions.

Last week, our friends over at the Guardian Running Blog published the top 20 training questions posed to Google by wannabe runners since the start of 2016. To save you hours surfing the net we've pulled together articles by our crack team of experts to answer your burning questions. How to start ...  ... 

6 things you can learn from an 84-year-old marathoner

By John Hanc on in Community
Jules Winkler took on his 41st marathon in Boston on Monday. Here are his essential running tips.

The oldest participant in the 2016 Boston Marathon said that with a little luck and some common sense, you too can enjoy a long, healthy running life. “It’s not that difficult,” said 84-year-old Jules Winkler from Medford, New York, who ran his 41st marathon (and second Boston) this year. (Katherine Beiers, 83, ... 

British foursome take on 260-mile run across Iceland for charity

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Community
Four friends are in the process of running 260 miles across Iceland from Jokulsarlon to the Blue Lagoon for Cancer Research UK.

Following their Death Valley double record attempt last year running brothers Scott (35) and Rhys Jenkins (28) from Cardiff are on yet another intrepid mission, this time to run 260 miles across Iceland. In a bid to raise funds for Cancer Research UK and the Kidney Wales Foundation, the brothers ...  ... 

How to have more fun on marathon day

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Community
Feeling anxious about race day? Here's how to make sure you have the most fun!

Remember all those weeks ago when you first signed up to a marathon? You thought it was going to be fun! But as race day draws near, thanks to intensive training, more spaghetti than you could shake a stick at and a slightly irrational fear for your life, it’s easy ... 

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