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Indian Half Marathon elites take the bus

By Peter Gambaccini on in News
Leaders forced to take the bus to the finish line after pace car misses U-turn.

In a snafu a Times of India headline declared “farcical,” the leaders of the Bangalore Half Marathon were led off course on Sunday and ended up having to ask recreational runners for money so they could take a bus to the finish. Suresh Kumar Patel, Inderjit Patel and Soji Mathew were ... 

How to pack for a race abroad

By Annie Rice and Susan Paul on in News
Top tips for packing all of your race day essentials.

Running tourism is hot right now. An increasing number of runners plan their races around holiday destinations and you can see the appeal of racing abroad. It’s a great way to see a new place and feel like you earned all of the post-race ice cream. The only worry can ... 

Top 10 race day alternatives to the London Marathon

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Didn't get in on the ballot? There are plenty of great 26.2 alternatives to tackle next spring.

Be it the first or the fifth time you've failed to secure a London Marathon ballot place, it can be disheartening not getting into your dream race. But fear not, there are plenty of excellent marathon alternatives across the country. Check out our top ten spring marathons, get one booked ... 

Take the Timeless Challenge

By Jenny Hadfield on in News
Coach Jenny explains how to pace yourself to a strong finish using your inner GPS.

There are a host of tips I could give you on how to improve your time, like "run the tangents," "dial in your nutrition," and "pace yourself," but the most effective strategy I’ve seen for improving performance has been in the form of a challenge I set to my running ... 

#Runner4Runner campaign

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The Running Charity launches new campaign for social change.

#Runner4Runner campaign has been launched by The Running Charity. The campaign aims to expand the UK's only running based programme designed for people experiencing homelessness in the UK. The charity previously known as SPAT is going to connect with running clubs and communities across the country to expand their project ... 

This week in the RW office

By Annie Rice on in News
What are our favourite post-run recovery meals and why...

"I run in the mornings before I’ve eaten so I tend to spend the most part of the run thinking about breakfast. Peanut butter is my breakfast staple. So I’ll most often have a big bowl of porridge with banana, dates and a generous spoonful of peanut butter on top, ... 

Dennis Kimetto's marathon World Record by the numbers

By Scott Douglas on in News
Pace per mile and more stemming from 2:02:57 mark in Berlin.

On Sunday Dennis Kimetto ran 2:02:57 at the Berlin Marathon to break the world record and become the first person in history to go under 2:03 on any course. Here are a few fun facts in the wake of Kimetto's mark. Kimetto's average pace per mile: 4:41.5 Kimetto's average pace per 5K: 14:34.9 Kimetto's average pace for ... 

Paula Radcliffe makes 10K comeback

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Olympian Paula Radcliffe returns to racing with third place in the Worcester City 10K.

In her first competitive race since the Austria half marathon in April 2012, last Sunday marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe ran 10km in 35 minutes 49 seconds, finishing third behind Jenny Nesbitt and Nicky Sykes. The 40-year-old mother of two was using the event to guage her fitness levels following ... 

Race the Tube

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One man's mission to race the tube and he won

We've all had that feeling that going by foot would have been quicker when you're stuck on public transport. Well, James Heptonstall has put this to the test and filmed himself sprinting the 380m from Mansion House to Cannon Street station, while his friend Noel Carroll took the Circle Line Tube ... 

Running no longer to be used as a punishment in schools

By Annie Rice on in News
The Department of Education have removed their guidelines on using running as a punishment in schools.

Following a campaign by Run Group to remove the guideline set by the Department of Education that suggested teachers issue running as a punishment to children in schools, the guideline will be taken down. Nicky Morgan MP, Secretary of State for Education wrote, “I share your view that it threatens to ... 

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