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Set the perfect marathon pace

By Susan Paul on in News
The right training pace for beginner marathon runners.

The marathon is a very unique blend of different running components; it requires speed, strength, and endurance. The different training paces you see recommended for runs reflect each of these components. You will need some speed, some strength, and a lot of endurance to successfully complete your race.  You can "just ... 

Physio blog: Increasing cadence.

By Noel Thatcher, MBE, British paralympic runner, Physiotherapist on in News
Can increasing your cadence improve your performance?

Seemingly overnight, there has been an explosion of research into every variable in the reduction and management of running-related injuries.   Among these a great deal of attention has been given to the potential of changing running technique or “gait re-training” to reduce pain and optimise performance.   One of the changes ... 

Jo Pavey wins 5,000m bronze for England

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Just 10 months after giving birth, forty-year-old Pavey put on a heroic display at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

On the last night of athletics action at Glasgow 2014, RW columnist and mum of two Jo Pavey demonstrated the meaning of true grit. With 200 metres to go, it looked like the three Kenyans – Mercy Cherono, Janet Kisa and Margaret Muriuki – were set for a podium finish, ... 

New research shows considerable health benefits of running just 5 miles a week

By Amby Burfoot on in News
Study says modest mileage extends longevity and protects against heart disease.

An important abstract presented at the 2012 annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine attracted a lot of attention because it added fuel to the “excessive endurance exercise” hypothesis that was gathering steam at that time. Now the paper has appeared in its full-text, peer-reviewed form in ...  ... 

Join In launch a nationwide summer relay

By News on in News
This initiative will see athletes volunteer at sports clubs across the country.

Join In, the London 2012 legacy charity has rounded up a host of Britain’s sports stars to launch the Join In Summer Relay. A nationwide tour of community sports clubs will take places throughout August and will watch Commonwealth athletes get involved with sports clubs across the country.  The relay commences ... 

How to organise your own ultra marathon

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
A sucker for a challenge and determined to celebrate her birthday in style, Rhalou organised her own ultra.

After getting my heart broken on my birthday last year, to mark the occasion this year (and ensure I had a better time, which frankly wouldn’t take much) I was determined to do something a bit different. Having survived a difficult 12 months, I wanted to celebrate how far I’d ... 

Mo Farah pulls out of the Commonweath Games

By News on in News
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 ... 

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