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...
1. Abingdon MarathonOxfordshire, October 17 The team behind the race takes every measure each year to ensure that runners do maximum running and minimum thinking. The drinks are well placed, the flat course is thoughtfully worked out and chip timing eradicates uncertainty.2. Pri...
: Oxfordshire When: April 5Enjoy a tour of the peaceful country roads and the picturesque villages of the Vale of White Horse. A couple of long hills aside, the runners will relish the abundant PB potential of this flat and very fast road route.The White Horse
. Eleven out of ten." BlistersReader Reviews | Enter 2010 Race2. White Horse Half-MarathonWhere? Oxfordshire When? AprilSet your sights on the White Horse Half-Marathon for charming rural scenery in spades as well as massive PB potential (as long as you can
, along with 53 other OCWK members, are nurtured to their sporting potential using a successful six-step mentoring programme. (Check back later this week to discover how to apply this programme to your own training!)After seeing the scheme's amazing
Whether you want to run a mile without stopping or train for London, it's best to follow a plan that capitalises on what you do best. If endurance is your thing, find a plan that focuses more on mileage and tempo runs and less on interval training. If speed is on your side, do th...
There are times when it’s hard to tell the difference between being in the groove and being in a rut. To see either of them clearly, you need time and distance. You need perspective. For me, this perspective came after 37 minutes and 40 seconds of agony on Buzzard Bait Hill. It...
Leading the field: Paula RadcliffeThe Athens Olympic Marathon in 2004 was meant to be Paula Radcliffe's race. Since her marathon debut in London in 2002 the British world record holder had never been defeated over the distance. Certainly the Kenyans, Ethiopians and Japanese prese...
training errors. Here’s how to identify your problem areas, and the fast fixes you need to put yourself back on the road to reaching your full potential. Mistake: You think "easy" is a four-letter wordWell, "easy" is a four-letter word, it just isn't a bad
The chances are, when you started running, your goal was simple - run more, walk less. Inevitably, as you progress, you expect more from yourself. But some runners avoid stepping up the intensity, citing a range of anxieties. Here's how to free yourself of your worries and enjoy ...
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