up of former elite athletes and experienced running coaches, will be well prepared for the task. As well as giving time to individual runners, staff lead a packed schedule of coaching and classes.Mike Gratton says, "We try to have a look at your
Clubs regularly attend races as a teamThe days when running clubs were the sole preserve of ultra-competitive elite racers hell-bent on crushing the opposition at all costs and putting in more hours than Geb or Paula are thankfully long
up as soon as registration opens. The US races sell out within hours, some in minutes. European Ironman races are fast following suit.A sport for allThe Ironman race distance is no longer the preserve of the elite few; the World Triathlon Corporation
inspirational stories showing what a great running nation the UK is. Win £10,000 for your school and an elite athlete PE lesson with Aviva Aviva have launched the Elevating Athletics fund to provide a teacher in every school in the UK – that’s over 30
number of amateur and elite multisport athletes, including world champions Joanna Zeiger (Ironman 70.3) and Catriona Morrison (duathlon). You can read more at physfarm.com.
so much support, friendship and awe-inspiring guts to the sport, motivating the thousands of runners they meet both at races and on the runnersworld.co.uk forums.The Fundraiser Eric Hardwick Eric Hardwick is not your average charity fundraiser
Maitland, Triathlon Performance Coach at Leeds Metropolitan University, and coach to Alistair Brownlee, who finished 12th in the Beijing Olympic Triathlon.3. Accentuate the positive"Elite athletes contrive to see almost everything in a positive light," says
has spent two decades researching the correlation between music and athletic output. Not surprisingly, he discounts the impact music has on top-flight distance runners. "The elite choose to focus on regulating their bodies and efficiency," he says
training takes a dip in the lull between autumn races and spring training. Even elite sprinter Emily Freeman says, "Winter is more about keeping your fitness base ticking over than packing in loads of miles and speedwork."So how does she adjust? "I do less
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