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Chafing at the bits

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Diary of an inefficient runner: the journey of RW's John Carroll towards London.

WEEK 1 Sunday 3rd January After recovering from a fairly nasty festive chest infection (self-diagnosed), I try to run six miles. I manage 5.2, going from 9:30 mile all the way down to a 10:36. I am wiped and wheezing afterwards, but console myself with the comforting thought that I am already ... 

London Marathon to celebrate 1 million milestone

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
The millionth finisher is due to cross the finish line of the Virgin Money London Marathon this April.

History will be made on April 24th when the Virgin Money London Marathon's millionth runner crosses the event's finish line. To celebrate the incredible milestone, London Marathon organisers have launched a campaign to celebrate every single runner who has completed the 26.2-mile challenge in the capital since the inaugural race in ... 

Kelly Holmes to run the London Marathon

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
Dame Kelly Holmes has signed up to her first marathon in the capital this April.

The double Olympic champion, who won gold medals in the 800m and 1500m events in Athens in 2004, will come out of retirement for one day to take on 26.2 miles at the Virgin Money London Marathon. On Monday, London Marathon organisers announced the 45-year-old will be among the 40,000 strong ... 

15 amazing UK marathons that aren't in London

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
Keen to run a marathon but didn't make London and can't afford to travel overseas? There are plenty of great 26.2 alternatives in the UK to tackle this year.

Tempted to try your hand (or legs) at 26.2 but reluctant to break the bank? While we’d all love to enter the Marathon Majors and run in the sun, overseas travel can cost a fortune, and more than a handful of runners are unable to make our very own London. ... 

New Year new you: Best races for beginners in 2016

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
Keen to run your first race? Cut your teeth on these excellent events in the New Year.

The New Year is traditionally a time of new beginnings, expensive gym memberships and dramatic life changes. But despite our best intentions, it’s all too easy to commit to a brand new you and then fall off the bandwagon two weeks into January. So what's the best way to stand ... 

Cardiff Half race entry giveaway to Welsh community

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500 free race places for the 2016 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in Cardiff are being distributed free of charge to budding local participants.

500 complimentary race entries will be distributed to Welsh communities and enthusiastic new runners as part of the IAAF’s Athletics for a Better World social responsibility programme. The great race entry give away is part of an initiative to encourage new runners to embrace health and fitness. Supported by the three ... 

2015 FloTrack Beer Mile Men's World Championship - new world record

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A new world record was set at the Beer Mile champs

A sub 5 min beer mile? Check out Lewis Kent running a 4:47! Watch more videos on Flotrack Continue reading

The beginner's guide to multi-stage racing

By Susan Paul on in Events
How you perform over a race weekend starts with how you train.

Multiple event races have become quite popular and provide a unique training challenge. Training properly beforehand is very important, as is formulating a good post-run recovery routine to help you stay fresh for each event.  Keep in mind that multiple event races generally mean a moderate paced effort rather than an ... 

Ultimate guide to 5 of the world's greatest marathons

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From Paris to Boston, get the lowdown on course highlights, speed records and must-have insider info.

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Top 6 craziest obstacle races in the UK

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
Time for a new challenge? Fling yourself into the unknown with wild abandon and get drenched, electrocuted and run over for the fun of it at one of the top 6 craziest UK obstacle course races.

Once you've ran your speediest 10K PB and devoted a chunk of your life to a marathon, where else is there to go with your running? Down and dirty of course! Check out the top ten craziest obstacle races in the UK and prepare to get muddy. The good news ... 

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