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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 ... 

43 signs you love running a bit too much

By Lisa Buckingham, RW Staff on in Community
Ever worry that your love affair with the sport may have gone too far? Read on and be honest...

1. You descend into a deep and impenetrable existential crisis when you finish a marathon in 3:30:01. 2. Your physio feels the needs to call security shortly after delivering the news that you ‘should probably take a few weeks off running.' 3. Your partner has to politely ask you to rationalise your ... 

The Daily Mile revolution

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Community
Should every child in Britain run one mile a day? The Daily Mile revolution is taking the playground by storm and it's coming to a school near you soon.

A third of children in Britain are currently considered overweight or obese when they leave primary school. To tackle this issue, in 2012 a primary school in Stirling started encouraging all the children to run one mile a day. Four years on, the mile a day scheme has been so ... 

9 best movie run chases of all time

By Johnny Dee on in Community
Cinema's truly great chases are powered by feet, not wheels. Here's our pick of scenes of celluloid speedwork.

We were born to run, not drive. Which is possibly why when it comes to movie chases, for all their explosions, screeching brakes and improbable leaps off conveniently located ramps, we reckon a foot-chase is more thrilling, raw and generally cooler than a car chase. Run chases pose a whole ... 

Would you like to run Chicago Marathon?

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Back for another year, it's time for the PB Awards!

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