This research, or the way in which the article has been written, does not have any evidence that running suppresses cravings at all. It is based on theoretical projections, but no actual analysis of runners.
I am nearing the end of marathon training, and I have been craving any food I can get my hands on. My consumption of things such as ice-cream and pizza has increased. Plus I am too tired to cook wholesome meals from scratch.
I think the Race For Life is a different matter, they are not saying they are donating, so not needed to be discussed in this thread.
My point is that a lot of companies are now using the 'we are donating money' as a selling tactic for their own commercial gain, and some justification for expensive entry fees. If a race doesn't say how much they are donating I now make the assumption they are pocketing the lot and might make a token donation.
When they are approached about this they go silent, this is wrong, and should be stamped out. I may have asked the question, but many other runners are being conned into thinking their money is going to a good cause.
I'll be there with three other club members all travelling down from Cheltenham. My first marathon and so glad I am now finally on the taper. Looking for sub 3:45, and hoping the 4 months of training, 2 pairs of trainers, boxes of gels, loads of new socks etc. have been worth it
I'll be out there as well doing the half, probably not too speedy as it is just 2 weeks after my first marathon at Bournemouth. My wife is doing the 10k, her first, I needed the bribe of a holiday to get her to do it
I have noticed that more and more races are including the line in their entry form that "the entry fee includes a donation". This is great and I am sure lots of money gets raised this way, but you very rarely find any details about how much is going to charity.
I even asked one event on their Facebook page this exact question, and the post was deleted, certainly not entering that event. This got me thinking that are events trying to get away with higher entry fees under the guise that money is going to charity? If statements are being made about charity donations surely this should be defined? I do not want commercial races using a charity's name to promote more entries if the charity isn't gaining much out of it.
As an example there is a 5k race this weekend with an entry fee in excess of £25 including a donation, I would like to think at least £10 will go to the charity as the fee is so high, but no idea.