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Crank up your training runs in 3 easy steps

By Alex Hutchinson on in News
Training hard the right way can produce speedy results.

When researchers at France's National Institute of Sport asked a group of triathletes to ramp up their training by 40 per cent and maintain that volume for three weeks, the results were predictable—at first. By the end of week one, the athletes showed signs of overtraining, like excessive fatigue and ... 

Seb Coe manifesto for IAAF promises to transform athletics

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Lord Sebastian Coe reveals plans to engage a younger audience in his manifesto for the election for the IAAF presidency.

Following the announcement last week of his candidacy to run for presidency of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) next year, Lord Sebastian Coe today unveiled his vision for the future of athletics in his presidential campaign manifesto. Entitled Growing Athletics in a New Age, the manifesto outlines his proposal ... 

1001 Running Tips

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Our latest bookazine is about to hit the shelves.

With tips on everything from raceday strategy, strength training and smart nutrition to starting out running and injury treatment, this book is packed full of experts and knowledge. Our latest bookazine will be available in WH Smith next week so get your hands on a copy for a must-read running bible ... 

Running keeps you younger in terms of energy efficiency

By Alison Wade on in News
Walking economy is a key predictor of morbidity in older adults.

In case you were looking for another reason to continue–or take up–running in your golden years, new research published in PLoS ONE found that seniors who run several times a week expend the same amount of energy, or have the same “economy” when walking as a typical person in their ... 

First Brit Paul Giblin wins bronze in World 100K

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Ultra runner Paul Giblin came 10th at the IAU 100K World Championships.

Following his record-breaking achievement at the West Highland Way Race earlier this year, ultra runner Paul Giblin proved his running mettle once again, coming 10th at the IAU 100K World Championships. The first time the championships were held in the Middle East, the 27th edition of the 100K race took place ... 

Strava and parkrun team up

By Annie Rice on in News
Two of the largest run communities come together.

Two of the big hitters in the running world, Strava and parkrun have partnered. Strava is the online stats hub for athletes competing against each other and themselves and parkrun is the name behind the free weekly 5ks in parks around the globe. The aim of the collaboration is to help ... 

Jo Pavey nominated for BBC Sports Personality of the Year

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
British sprinter and 10,000m European Champion Jo Pavey has been shortlisted for the 2014 BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

The announcement comes as no surprise following Pavey's 10,000m victory at the European Championships last August, when she became the oldest European female in history to win gold at the age of 40. The four-time Olympian and mother-of-two's success came just 10 days after winning a Commonwealth Games 5,000m bronze and ten months ... 

Exercise could significantly lower depression risk

By Alison Wade on in News
A study has shown that exercise could lower depression risk by 19 per cent.

Many runners are anecdotally aware of the mood-elevating benefits of running, and new research published online this week in JAMA Psychiatry provides further support for that notion. The study found that subjects who exercised three times a week were 19 per cent less likely to be depressed. Researchers also found that ... 

Mum-of-five plans to set world record by running London Marathon in stilettos

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News

As if running 26.2 miles wasn't tough enough already, Natalie Eckert from Stoke-on-Trent has announced ambitious plans to set a new Guinness World Record by tackling the London Marathon 2015 in stilettos. With a large family to take care of, the 37-year-old mum of five is no stranger to endurance, but ... 

Boston winner and MP Wesley Korir hopes to criminalise doping in Kenya

By Alison Wade on in News
Kenyan parliament member says he plans to introduce a bill that would penalise athletes, agents and doctors.

Kenyan parliament member and 2012 Boston Marathon champion Wesley Korir announced via Twitter today that he will be introducing a bill in parliament to criminalise doping in Kenya. His announcement comes in the aftermath of the revelation that one of the country’s best marathoners, Rita Jeptoo, has tested positive ...  ... 

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