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Weekend of running: 12th & 13th July

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Your weekend of running in pictures

"Had an amazing day running the British London 10k and got a PB of 53min 56seconds" - Kara Boaks  Continue reading

Radcliffe plans race comeback with Worcester City 10K

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe is set to make her comeback at the Worcester City 10K this September.

The 40-year-old Olympian, who plans to run her swansong race at the London Marathon next year, is using the Worcester event to gauge her fitness levels. “I am really looking forward to running in Worcester,” she said. “My goal is to run the London Marathon and the Worcester City 10K will ... 

69-year-old breaks world record by running 239 marathons in a year

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Lawyer Larry Macon breaks the Guinness World Record four times in a row.

For the fourth time in a row, marathoner Larry Macon has broken the Guinness World Record for marathons run in a year. The 69-year-old lawyer, who hails from San Antonio in the US, completed no less than 239 races in 2013, running a total of 6,261.8 miles in the 12-month period. Macon, ... 

15 years on, Hicham El Guerrouj's mile record still stands

By Katherine Price on in News
Hicham El Guerrouj set the mile run world record on July 7 1999, a record that remains unbroken to this day

On this day 15 years ago, Hicham El Guerrouj of Morocco set a new mile run world record – a record that still stands today. At the 1999 Grand Prix in Rome’s Olympic Stadium, Guerrouj set his unbroken record of 3:43.13, beating the existing record set by Noureddine Morceli of 3:44.39. He ... 

The summer of speed

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Keen to beat your PB? Test your speed at a 5K race this summer.

Alderton 5K Set on picturesque, quiet country lanes from Alderton past the hamlet of Great Washbourne, the Alderton 5K is mostly flat with a few undulations, so it's ideal for runners hoping to clock a good 5K time. The event is also family friendly with games, stalls and activities for the ... 

Exclusive interview: We speak to West Highland Way Race winner Paul Giblin

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Ultra runner Paul Giblin sets an incredible 14:20:11 record at the renowned 95-mile Scottish ultra marathon.

With race season in full swing, numerous running events took place in June, but few would surpass the iconic West Highland Way Race. 95 punishing miles set over the stunning West Highland Way in Scotland, it’s one of the most challenging events on the ultra race calendar. Starting at Milngavie ... 

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 ... 

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