This section is adapted from the Runner's World Complete Book of Women's Running by Dagny Scott. Buy this book!What children learn from watching their parents is crucial. Its estimated that up to 50% of children participate in virtually no physical activity whatsoever. Childhood...
Q I seem to have been quite a good runner from the start. In my first race I placed sixth; on the next couple I was pushing between second and third. Five years later I appear to be going backwards. I train very hard but I cant seem to get better. My racing times sometimes don...
Q My 10-year-old son has just been picked for his school running team and I have no idea how to help him train. Hes a very active, energetic boy and runs about a mile a week with the school. I realise that hes too young to undertake a training schedule as such, but are t...
When you remember school sports day, do you smile wistfully or shudder in horror?If you're in the shudder camp, I can relate. The annual 100-metre sprint was the only running we did at school, and I came last every single year. Not just last, but last by several metres, still plo...
the idea of fitness as a habit and also provide a range of activities to complement the young athletes' PE curriculum," says Ian Turner, the club's junior secretary.Like most UK clubs, Trent Park welcomes runners of any standard or experience and simply
Q Im a 17-year-old middle-distance runner. Last year I started growing really fast and reached 6ft 6in. Now I regularly experience pains in my upper arms, hamstrings and thighs after harder runs. My GP says I should stretch more, while my coach thinks theyre growing pains. Wha...
Every running parent – elite or beginner, sprint or endurance – wants their child to grow up fit, healthy and active. And of course there will be a bias towards running as a means to that end. But kids being kids, it’s never going to be straightforward. At RUNNER’S WORLD we often...
-ordination, plus plenty of mud, glorious mud...Two races, plus the biggest hot tub in the landWhether you’re a fun runner, charity fundraiser or hardened adventure runner, there are two races to choose from in the Dirty Weekend, plus two junior races for the kids
professional. At the CARIFTA Games in Bermuda he runs the 200m in 19.93, becoming the first junior sprinter to go under 20 seconds August 2005: Finishes in last place with a time of 26.27 at the World Championships in HelsinkiMay 2008: Bolt sets a new 100m
Championships (WCCC) in Boston. It’s likely he would have found his compatriot, multi-champion John Ngugi, unbeatable that day (when Haile finished second in the junior race). But Tergat would eventually upstage Ngugi and outpace Haile by a distance, as the most
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