When Gunder Hagg ran 4:01.4 to set a mile world record in 1945, his achievement stood for 3,215 days - almost nine years. Then Roger Bannister ran his historic 3:59.4 on May 6, 1954. Bannister's record lasted just 46 days before John Landy took it down to 3:58.0. "For a few minut...
Every career has its highs and lows. Just ask Gary Barlow. Two years ago he was resigned to a lifetime of nostalgia TV programmes. But with a bit of advice and support, Barlow and his band Take That stormed the charts again in December. The lesson is clear: no matter how badly yo...
Photo by: Bakke-Svensson/Ironman An Ironman triathlon is an emotional experience. The physical and mental challenge presented by the event (2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike and 26.2-mile run) slowly removes the layers of complexity within you until there is not...
In the weeks leading up to April's Boston Marathon, in which he finished third, American elite runner Ryan Hall logged hundreds of miles over the mountainous roads of Mammoth Lakes, California. The workouts that mattered the most? His weekly tempo runs, which got as long as 18 mi...
Congratulations: you've run your marathon! Now, unless you wish to spend the next few weeks plagued with soreness, sniffles and a soul-sapping sense of apathy, read on.What you do in the days following a marathon is just as important as what you did before. Running 26.2 miles pla...
I've ticked most of the 'must-do' boxes in my 20 years of running, from 5Ks to marathons, a multi-day event and even a night run. But I've never raced a mile, attempted cross-country or donned fancy dress. Nor have I run a European city marathon or braved a fell race. "Many of us...
The 5K is a perfect distance for the beginner looking to run their first race. But, given that it’s halfway between middle and long distance, it’s also a notoriously difficult distance for the experienced runner to master. Whichever camp you fall into, the following tips should p...
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, Different Strokes.Despite being one of the shortest races RW has had the opportunity to preview, the Hillingdon 5 has everything a great race should have. A cracking course, mixed with scenic countryside and top-notch marshalling. The action kicks off with a
Subscribers can see the full article here. If you'd like to subscribe, you can save 30% and get instant access hereForget energy bars, nutrient-enhanced drinks and other fortified foods. When it comes to fuel, ‘real’ foods, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean meats,...
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