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Maintain your training throughout winter

By Susan Paul on in News
Don't be dismayed by the dismal weather, winter is the perfect time for base building.

Bad weather, short days, and cold temperatures can pose some training challenges but there are also many benefits to be gained from training through the winter. Winter is the perfect time for establishing a solid running base or for expanding an existing one. Whether a beginner or a veteran runner, ... 

Video - Jo Pavey wins European Athletics gold in 10,000m

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Re-live the moment that Jo Pavey won gold at the European Athletics Championships in the 10,000m.

Check out Jo's top training tips from her column in the magazine.  Continue reading

Jo Pavey third in Sports Personality of the Year

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The super mum takes third spot behind Rory Mcevoy and winner Lewis Hamilton

An amazing night for running as Jo Pavey was nominated and took third place at the BBC Sports Personality Of The Year.  Coming in behind golfer Rory Mcevoy and F1 driver Lewis Hamilton, Jo was presented with her award voted for by the general public at the event in Glasgow.  2014 was ... 

10 reasons to vote for Jo Pavey to be the 2014 BBC Sports Personality of the Year

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
If you didn't already realise just how great distance runner Jo Pavey is, here are 10 reasons to vote for her this Sunday.

1. After winning the 10,000 m gold medal at the 2014 European Championships in Zürich, Pavey is the oldest European female champion in history. 2. She won gold at the 10,000m European Championships just 10 days after winning a Commonwealth Games 5,000m bronze and ten months after giving birth to her second ... 

parkrun partners with Jabra headphones

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Global running phenomenon parkrun joins forces with Jabra.

Parkrun, the global running community founded a decade ago by Paul Sinton-Hewitt, have announced a partnership with Jabra headphones. Jabra, a range of headphones dedicated to running and sports, recently introduced the award-winning Jabra Sport Pulse headphones which provide a wireless all-in-one training solution with an ...  Continue reading

Positive subliminal messages linked to performance

By Alison Wade on in News
Athletes' endurance improved even though they couldn't consciously register support.

If you’ve ever stood out on a race course holding a sign encouraging participants, it’s possible you had more of a positive effect on their performance than you realised, whether runners appeared to notice your sign or not. New research has found that endurance athletes who are exposed to positive ... 

Mediterranean diet linked to longer life

By Alison Wade on in News
Study suggests Mediterranean cuisine significantly slows a biomarker of aging.

New research indicates that people who eat a Mediterranean diet could live longer. Women who ate a diet high in vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes, unrefined grains, olive oil, fish, and regular but moderate amounts of wine had longer telomeres, a biomarker of ageing. The study, published this December in The BMJ, ... 

Russian champ Shobukhova reportedly paid $600,000 to avoid drug ban

By Peter Gambaccini on in News
The second fastest female marathon runner in history competed in the 2012 Olympics despite alleged drug violation.

Liliya Shobukhova, who won two $500,000 World Marathon Majors series and won the Chicago Marathon three times and the London Marathon once, paid Russia’s national track federation more than $600,000 to stave off a drug suspension, according to testimony from her agent, Andrei Baranov, the French newspaper L’Equipe reports (links ... 

Run Group and the APPG join forces to get more workers running in 2015

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A new initiative to help businesses help their employees take up running has launched.

A new campaign to encourage business leaders to promote running in the workplace is set to launch next year. Big hitters in the world of running came together yesterday at the Houses of Parliament to work on this initiative. The event saw the new All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Running ... 

Be a London Winter Run volunteer for Cancer Research UK

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Thousands of runners are braving the February cold for charity and volunteers are urgently needed to help out on the day.

Ever fancied giving back to the running community and volunteering at an event? 15,000 runners are expected to take part in the London Winter Run on Sunday 1 February, 2015 and your support is needed. 400 pairs of helping hands are urgently required to support runners conquering the cold – among them reigning ... 

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