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War veteran turns London running routes into giant Remembrance Day poppy

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Former Royal Marine Ben McBean has created a giant red poppy on the London map...

Ben Mcbean, a Former Royal Marine from Taunton's 40 Commando, ran the outline of a giant poppy to raise money for the Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal and then called on the public to complete it. The 27-year-old used a running app to log the initial route and other runners were ... 

How often should you run?

By Susan Paul on in News
A weekly plan can help you to stick to your new fitness goal.

New runners often ask how frequently should I run? Certainly, you can run seven days a week, as some runners do; however, should you run seven days a week is the real question! The short answer is no. As a new runner, you would be wise to vary your exercise ... 

Rita Jeptoo requests further tests following doping allegation

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Result will determine World Marathon Majors winner future.

Kenyan marathon runner Rita Jeptoo has met with the country's athletics governing body to contest a positive drugs test and undergo further testing. Long distance runner Rita Jeptoo tested positive for a banned substance last week, according to the World Marathon Majors. Having won The Boston Marathon three times and The ... 

Race report: Muckle Toon Pumpkin Run

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Rhalou enters a spooky Halloween night race in the Scottish Borders.

A sucker for adventure, while visiting family in Scotland recently, when my friend Lindsay asked if I’d like to take part in the inaugural Muckle Toon Pumpkin Run, I jumped at the chance. Held in Langholm, a small town in the beautiful Scottish Borders, the 10K off-road Halloween night race ... 

Running and pregnancy

By Jenny Hadfield on in News
Just like training for a race, running during pregnancy presents its own challenges. Here's how to balance your mindset.

There is a litany of information out there without many specifics as to how to train through pregnancy. One reason is because there are many variables that come into play during pregnancy that prevent women from following a blueprint training plan. It can lead to runners making poor decisions to ... 

44-Year-Old Mother of Six Shatters Beer Mile World Record

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Chris Kimbrough runs four laps, drinks four beers in 6:28.6.

Perhaps not what most people would class as a sensible thing to do, but the beer mile has become a fun, extra-curricular activity on track days and on Sunday afternoon, Chris Kimbrough, a 44-year-old mother of six, shattered the women’s beer mile world record by 13 seconds, running 6:28.6 in ... 

Study proves benefits of run commuting

By Ben Hobson on in News
Here are some more reasons why Run2Work and run commuting should be part of your running week

A recent study by Simon Cook (Royal Holloway, University of London), in partnership with run2work and funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), indicates the number of people choosing to run to or from work as an alternative mode of transport has nearly tripled in the last ...  ... 

Running and menstruation: how to manage secondary amenorrhea

By Jenny Hadfield on in News
Secondary amenorrhea in athletes can have profound health effects. Here's why it happens and what to do about it now.

The loss of your menstrual cycle can have a profound effect on your health in the long term. When you go from having a normal cycle to a missed cycle for more than six months, it is considered secondary amenorrhea.  Although this can be caused by a variety of issues, including medications, ... 

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 ... 

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