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adidas launch the adizero Prime Boost

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
The first performance shoe to feature energy-returning foam cushioning BOOST with the precision fit of Primeknit.

In its continuing quest for the perfect running shoe, adidas has launched the adizero Prime Boost. The first performance shoe featuring energy return foam cushioning BOOST™ in conjunction with the precision fit of adidas Primeknit, the adizero Prime Boost promises to be a smooth ride. Worn by the winners of no ... 

Alysia Montana runs 800m at US race at thirty-four weeks pregnant

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The national champion didn't let her pregnancy slow her down.

Alysia Montano ran the 800m event in the US Track and Field Championships whilst 34 weeks pregnant yesterday. The five-time national champion finished in 2min 32.13sec in the qualifying rounds, only seven weeks before she’s scheduled to give birth to her first child. She said after the race, “I’ve been running throughout ... 

Stretching and footstrike

By Alex Hutchinson on in News
Stretching produces longer ground contact times with each stride.

Following the blog on when to stretch I just came across a study from earlier this year that I hadn't seen before, which has a few interesting wrinkles. It was published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research by a group from the University of Tampa. The goal of the study ...  Continue ... 

Exercise & weight loss: as good for women as for men

By Amby Burfoot on in News
Women and men lose equivalent amounts of weight and body fat through exercise.

The popular literature sometimes tells women that weight-loss is harder for them, especially exercise-induced weight loss. Different reasons are offered: women’s hormones are different, a woman's body “defends” her body fat more than a man's.  Not so, says a meticulous report from Leeds University. In fact, the paper’s title says it ... 

Focus your mind to become a better runner

By Amby Burfoot on in News
New research suggests it's better to monitor your feelings than your form.

In 1977 Bill Morgan and Michael Pollock wrote one of the first and most influential papers in sports psychology. They interviewed a group of elite distance runners, asking the runners what they thought about in the heat of competition. They then asked the same question of midpack runners. Morgan and Pollock ... 

Virtually Race Bolt to kick off the Commonwealth Games

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Pit your legs against Usain Bolt in Glasgow this summer.

Ever wondered how your running speed compares to the Olympians? With just a month to go before the Commonwealth Games starts in Glasgow, Virgin Media has unveiled plans to invite the public to race against the world's fastest man. As part of the Games celebrations, a 40m long track is set ... 

Why you should exercise when you're expecting

By Amby Burfoot on in News
Regular exercise leads to adequate gestational weight gain and lower risk of excessive gain, study shows.

Pretty much everyone knows about the importance of good nutrition and adequate weight gain during pregnancy. Less is known about the potential health risks, to both mother and child, of excessive weight gain. These include: for the mother, increased chance of a cesarean delivery and obesity later in life; and, ... 

Pacemaker beats world's best marathoner at Czech Half

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Geoffrey Ronoh upsets world record holder Wilson Kipsang in his second pro race.

Sunday’s Olomouc Half Marathon in the Czech Republic was supposed to be a duel between marathon world record holder Wilson Kipsang and Chicago Marathon course record holder Dennis Kimetto. But in the latest instance of the rabbit stealing the show, Geoffrey Ronoh, a man with only one professional road race to his credit who'd been ... 

SPAT’s founder is awarded Prime Minister’s volunteering award

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Homeless running charity is recognised for its impact in the homeless community.

James Gilley, 24, from South London has become the UK’s latest Point of Light in recognition of his set up of SPAT (Social Purpose and Time). SPAT is a running club that uses exercise to support its members to become clean of drugs and alcohol. The Point of Light award is new ... 

Where to focus your attention while running

By Amby Burfoot on in News
New research suggests it's better to monitor your feelings than your form.

In 1977 Bill Morgan and Michael Pollock wrote one of the first and most influential papers in sports psychology. They interviewed a group of elite distance runners, asking the runners what they thought about in the heat of competition. They then asked the same question of midpack runners. Morgan and Pollock got ...  Continue ... 

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