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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 ... 

Tough races to run this July

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Check out our summer race calendar run down.

Ipswich Summer 5K Series If mid week runs are your thing, this Thursday night summer series is just the ticket. The third race in the multi-terrain series, it features an undulating two-lap course around Christchurch Park and the best three out of four races count towards your points. Runners of all ... 

Cardio linked to decrease in cognitive decline

By Amby Burfoot on in News
Research shows cardiovascular activity could delay cognitive impairment.

Not too long ago, when we thought about cardiovascular health, we thought mainly about the heart. After all, that’s what “cardio” means, as derived from the Greek word kardio. We tended to overlook the “vascular,” from a Latin word referring to vessels or tubes. Now we know better. Those vessels transport ... 

Mo Farah to compete in Commonwealth Games as England squad is announced

By News on in News
Olympic champ included in team line up as 129 athletes head to Glasgow...

The English squad line-up for this summer’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow has been announced. The headline news confirms that Mo Farah will be competing in the 5,000 and 10,000 metre events. He will be attempting to be the first athlete in history to claim a full set of championship 5,000 ... 

How far will footballers run in the World Cup?

By News on in News
Ever wondered how many miles players and referees cover in a match?

To make the most accurate calls during a football match, a referee is told to stay no more than 20 yards from the ball at all times. The only way to do this when the ball whizzes from player to player through 90 minutes of nearly non-stop motion? Run. When the ... 

10 reasons to join in the 5K revolution

By Lauren Fleshman on in News
You can race hard, still walk normally the next day, fit training around your life, and get really fit really fast.

My one carry-on and six personal items are stashed in the overhead compartment. The seat pouch in front of me is crammed with the tools necessary to get us through a 13-hour flight back from Australia to Oregon: bottle, rice puffs, squeezy food packs, diapers, Picky Bars, rubber-boat teething ring, ... 

Can supplements that counter muscle acidity and fatigue aid training?

By Alex Hutchinson on in News
New research examines the effects of baking soda and beta-alanine.

A new study in the European Journal of Applied Physiology, from researchers at Victoria University in Australia, takes a look at two commonly used performance aids: beta-alanine and baking soda. What's interesting is that both are supposed to work in roughly the same way, by counteracting the increasing acidity (i.e. ... 

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