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Mo Farah pulls out of the Commonweath Games

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Mo Farah has announced that he will not be participating in the Glasgow 2014 Games due to illness.

Mo Farah has withdrawn from the Commonweath Games in Glasgow. The athlete made the statement this morning and has reported that the decision is due to illness. Farah said: “I have taken the tough decision to withdraw from the Commonwealth Games. The sickness I had two weeks ago was a big ... 

Shropshire runner plans record-breaking marathons event for charity

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
A sports therapist from Shropshire plans to set a new world record by completing 53 marathons on 53 consecutive days.

26-year-old Amy Hughes from West Felton has set herself the 1,400-mile challenge to help raise £53,000 and spread awareness for the Isabelle Lottie Foundation. According to The Guinness World Records the current record, set in Japan in 2009 by Akinori Kusuda, stands at 52, and the current female ...  Continue reading ... 

The effects of music before, during and after running

By Scott Douglas on in News
New research finds interesting pre- and post-run results.

New research supports using music to get fired up before running, and suggests that listening to music after a run can speed recovery. The research, published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, also backs previous findings that you probably get less benefit from music the harder you run. Brazilian researchers ...  ... 

How much does sitting negate your workout benefits?

By Amby Burfoot on in News
Study: Each hour of sitting erases 8% from the health benefit of an hour of running.

Runners have always known that more is better (within reason). If you run a few more miles per week, you get fitter and faster. The same increases in fitness have been linked to decreased risk of major life diseases such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and the like. More ... 

Weekend of running: 12th & 13th July

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Your weekend of running in pictures

"Had an amazing day running the British London 10k and got a PB of 53min 56seconds" - Kara Boaks  Continue reading

Radcliffe plans race comeback with Worcester City 10K

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe is set to make her comeback at the Worcester City 10K this September.

The 40-year-old Olympian, who plans to run her swansong race at the London Marathon next year, is using the Worcester event to gauge her fitness levels. “I am really looking forward to running in Worcester,” she said. “My goal is to run the London Marathon and the Worcester City 10K will ... 

69-year-old breaks world record by running 239 marathons in a year

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Lawyer Larry Macon breaks the Guinness World Record four times in a row.

For the fourth time in a row, marathoner Larry Macon has broken the Guinness World Record for marathons run in a year. The 69-year-old lawyer, who hails from San Antonio in the US, completed no less than 239 races in 2013, running a total of 6,261.8 miles in the 12-month period. Macon, ... 

15 years on, Hicham El Guerrouj's mile record still stands

By Katherine Price on in News
Hicham El Guerrouj set the mile run world record on July 7 1999, a record that remains unbroken to this day

On this day 15 years ago, Hicham El Guerrouj of Morocco set a new mile run world record – a record that still stands today. At the 1999 Grand Prix in Rome’s Olympic Stadium, Guerrouj set his unbroken record of 3:43.13, beating the existing record set by Noureddine Morceli of 3:44.39. He ... 

The summer of speed

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Keen to beat your PB? Test your speed at a 5K race this summer.

Alderton 5K Set on picturesque, quiet country lanes from Alderton past the hamlet of Great Washbourne, the Alderton 5K is mostly flat with a few undulations, so it's ideal for runners hoping to clock a good 5K time. The event is also family friendly with games, stalls and activities for the ... 

Exclusive interview: We speak to West Highland Way Race winner Paul Giblin

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Ultra runner Paul Giblin sets an incredible 14:20:11 record at the renowned 95-mile Scottish ultra marathon.

With race season in full swing, numerous running events took place in June, but few would surpass the iconic West Highland Way Race. 95 punishing miles set over the stunning West Highland Way in Scotland, it’s one of the most challenging events on the ultra race calendar. Starting at Milngavie ... 

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