1 to 10 of 295 blog posts

Wings For Life World Run

By Ben Hobson on
24 April 2015 at 13:58
in News
From choosing your pace, to be given a wingman, the World Run is a unique event

As a team, the RW office run a considerable amount of races. Some for fun, some for features, some to gauge whether or not we're still capable of times we've always sort after, but 90% of the time it's the same format - start line to finish line as quickly ... 

Downton Abbey’s evil butler to run London for charity

By Alison Wade on in News
Robert James-Collier, who plays Thomas Barrow, lends his celebrity to a cause.

It appears that Rob James-Collier is a nicer guy than the character he plays on Downton Abbey. The actor, who plays the scheming under butler Thomas Barrow on the show, will run the London Marathon for charity this April. He is attempting to raise £10,000 for the Chilterns MS Centre, which provides treatment and ...  ... 

African athletes dominate at Boston

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Ethiopia prevailed and the women's race came down to a sprint finish.

African runners dominated the top 10 in both races at the Boston Marathon on Monday, with Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa winning the men's race in 2:09:17 and Kenya's Caroline Rotich securing the women’s top spot in 2:24:55. Desisa achieved his second Boston victory with relative ease, crossing the finish line 30 seconds ... 

84-Year-Old Holocaust survivor credits running with saving her life

By Amby Burfoot on in News
The first woman to ever win the Boston Marathon masters division was in a concentration camp with Anne Frank.

Sylvia Weiner has rarely missed a day of running in the last 50 years. She’s up early, and soon out the door to meet several friends for a five- to seven-mile jaunt. “We go slow and talk about everything but politics,” she says. “I never take a morning off unless ... 

On this day: Paula Radcliffe sets marathon record

By on
13 April 2015 at 16:07
in News
On this day in 2003 Paula Radcliffe sets a new marathon record

Re-live the amazing moment that Paula Radcliffe set a new marathon record, 12 years ago today.  Will her record ever be beaten? Continue reading

Kenneth Mungara Sets Masters World Marathon Record of 2:08:44

By Peter Gambaccini on in News
Kenyan breaks old record by 2 seconds with win in Milan.

Kenneth Mungara, 41, set a new masters world marathon record of 2:08:44 on Sunday as he won the Milan Marathon. The Kenyan's time is two seconds faster than the previous record, set in 2003 in Berlin by Andres Espinosa of Mexico, the IAAF reports. Mungara, a late bloomer, now has ten career marathon ...  Continue ... 

How to perfect your taper

By Amby Burfoot on in News
Translating the numbers of new research to your training.

Data published in the European Journal of Sport Science last year provides a unique peek into the training paces of world-class runners. And the same general trends should apply to many less-elite runners. The Loughborough University team obtained training and taper data from 37 British athletes who were training for the ... 

Hoka Highland Fling blog 13: The ultra kit list

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
In the thirteenth week of her training our Online News Ed Rhalou sorts her kit out.

To mark the mighty week 13 of my training for the Hoka Highland Fling, my plan stipulated 80 minutes easy, 80 minutes long pace, some strength and conditioning work and then two back-to-back long runs. I am delighted to say I managed to squeeze out two 15 milers on consecutive days ...  ... 

Supermodel Christy Turlington reveals labour inspired her to run marathons

By on in News
The 90s Supermodel is gearing up to run her fourth marathon in London this month.

Speaking to Red Magazine in the run up to her fourth marathon, the 46-year-old mother-of-two says potentially life threatening problems following her first pregnancy galvanized her to take up running. "I experienced complications myself after I delivered my daughter, Grace, and I guess my own experience of childbirth was ...  Continue ... 

Study shows fast food may aid recovery similar to sport products

By Amby Burfoot on in News
In a recent study, Happy Meals produce a similar response to well-known sport meals.

A new study in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism has found that fast food from McDonald's is just as good for glycogen resynthesis (ie recovery) and subsequent performance as sport foods recommended for this use. The research team measured a large number of variables related to recovery—from blood cholesterol ...  ... 

1 to 10 of 295 blog posts

RW competitions

RW Forum