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When to return to running post marathon

By Susan Paul on in News
Not sure when to run again post 26.2? The duration of your recovery period depends on you.

Some experts recommend one day of rest for every mile raced, or 26 days of rest; and some even recommend one day of rest for each kilometre raced, or 42 days of rest! The reality is that there is no exact formula to follow for recovery after a marathon, so ... 

Forget retirement, Jo Pavey prepares for her fifth Olympic Games

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Pavey hopes to compete in Rio 2016 when she will be nearly 43.

British sprinter Jo Pavey has announced plans to target her fifth Olympic Games. The announcement comes after her 10,000m victory at the European Championships last August, when Pavey became the oldest woman to win gold.  The mother-of-two and RW columnist's success came just 10 days after winning a Commonwealth Games 5,000m bronze and ten months ... 

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius sentenced to five years in prison

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Oscar Pistorius has today been sentenced to five years in prison for the culpable homicide of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

The double amputee sprinter, 27, admitted killing 29-year-old model, reality TV star and law graduate Reeva Steenkamp at his home in Pretoria, South Africa in the early hours of Valentine's Day 2013. Pistorius testified that he mistook Steenkamp for an intruder when he opened fire on his bathroom door. Following his ... 

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 ... 

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