London Marathon

Preparing Your Mind for a Marathon

Chris Hall | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Sport
Chris Hall

Nothing will beat the feeling of satisfaction you feel when you cross the finish line, and making sure you're mentally prepared will make the run not just more achievable, but more enjoyable too!

The Nine Signs You Know You're a First-Time Marathon Runner

Jackie Scully | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jackie Scully

It was the point at which I was telling a colleague that the prospect of a two-run weekend (with a 10k race instead of a Sunday lie in) was deeply exciting that I realised just how much my life has changed - and how one-note my chat has become!

If I Can Keep My Running Resolutions, So Can You

Jackie Scully | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jackie Scully

Already tempted to tuck away your trainers in time for 2017's resolution attempts? Then spare a thought for the thousands of people braving those dark January mornings - and even darker nights - as they prepare themselves for what is, for many, the ultimate running challenge: the London Marathon. I never thought I'd be one of them.

Arthritis Won't Keep Me From Running the 2016 London Marathon

C-J Green | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Sport
C-J Green

There will be days when I can't face training and there will be times when the pain may dampen my spirits. But I keep imagining the moment when I will cross the finish line. I will be able to look back on another extraordinary moment of my life and know that I made it.

Paula Radcliffe's Blood Data Has Just Been Revealed

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Sport

Paula Radcliffe's historic blood test data has finally been revealed, just hours after the former British athlete claimed she wouldn't be pressured in...

Woman Runs London Marathon Without A Tampon To De-Stigmatise Periods

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The last thing most women would want the day before running a marathon is to come on their period. But when it happened to Kiran Gandhi on the eve of ...

Running A Marathon Without A Tampon Has F*** All To Do With Period Taboos

Poorna Bell | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

Let's not be under illusion here - menstruation is a bodily function. It a fluid - blood - that the body is rejecting because it is not pregnant. It doesn't have magical properties, it won't solve world peace and I wouldn't want it flowing down my legs anymore than I would want any other fluid.

Mo Farah Wants The Results Of His Doping Tests Made Public

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 09.08.2015 | UK Sport

Double Olympic champion Mo Farah wants his anti-doping blood test data to be made public, saying he will do what it takes to prove he is a clean athle...

Running Toys and Subwoofed Noise: Britain's Running Favourites

Will Ross | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Sport
Will Ross

On the Friday before the London Marathon, two of the capital's great eastern structures became the focus of the British running scene. The ExCel, desi...

No Distance Left to Run

Corrie McGuire | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Sport
Corrie McGuire

This weekend I ran a marathon. That's genuinely a sentence I never thought I'd type, and it still feels quite odd. Whilst I was prepared for it to simultaneously be the best and worst experience of my life, it was neither. I don't really know how I feel about the whole thing.

A Marathon Runner's Diet: Steak, Chips and Cocktails

Chef Damian Trejo | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Sport
Chef Damian Trejo

I'm constantly asked by people if they really have to eat bland, boring food just because they're taking part in a sports event. Does it have to be pasta dish after pasta dish, followed by sports drinks?

My Marathon Story: Blood, Sweat and Many, Many Tears

Lucy McGuire | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Sport
Lucy McGuire

Running this event was something I'd felt an overwhelming urge to do for many years. But when my eldest sister, Joanne, unexpectedly passed away in 2004 following a life of severe epilepsy, my casual interest in running became a coping mechanism for unbearable grief.

This Year's Marathon Was The Largest Ever

PA | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Sport

Over 38,000 fundraisers, amateur runners and elite athletes took part in the Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday, making it the biggest in the even...

Beckham Family Cheer On Romeo As He Completes Mini Marathon

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 26.04.2015 | UK Entertainment

David Beckham and his family were spotted cheering on Romeo Beckham as he completed the junior marathon on Sunday morning. The event takes place b...

Fundraising - Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Lycra

Corrie McGuire | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Comedy
Corrie McGuire

Last weekend I ran 20 miles. When I say "ran", the reality is more that of a limping, wounded gazelle but you weren't there, you didn't see and so whatever lycra-clad fitness goddess you initially imagined, stick with that. The reality is nowhere near as glamorous.

Twenty Tips for Running Your First Marathon

Katie Leach | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Sport
Katie Leach

I'd always looked at people running marathons before I attempted mine and thought; "it can't be that hard can it". Although I'd done a few half marathons and thought the prospect of running it twice seemed the most ridiculous concept ever, I still didn't think it would be quite as hard mentally and physically as it was...

Why I'm Running the London Marathon in Support of Free the Children

Antonio Latorre | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Sport
Antonio Latorre

After receiving the news that I had gained a place for the Virgin London Marathon in April, I thought that it would be a great idea to resurrect the iconic AOL running man logo. My aim is to complete the marathon dressed in full head-to-toe Running Man costume to raise money for the charity Free the Children.

What Should I Take With Me on Marathon Day? Because I'm Ready to Be the Sachet Cowboy

Vikki Stone | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Sport
Vikki Stone

Here's the thing that's been troubling me about my London Marathon training at the moment: 'should I train with what they're going to give me on the day'...

Marathon Training: What Trainers to Buy?

Vikki Stone | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vikki Stone

I have a lot of friends doing it this year, and they're all diligently posting on social media how far they've run, what gels and shakes they're using and showing off sparkly new trainers. There's been a number of things I've had on my 'to do list', and getting better trainers has been one of them.

So You've Decided to Run a Marathon?

Vikki Stone | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vikki Stone

Last year I did a 100 mile bike ride for charity, and it wasn't that hard. (I can type that with some ease, as it's been nearly 5 months since I was at mile 99 and crying because I didn't want to cycle anymore.) So, it made perfect sense to sign up for the London Marathon.

Ole, Um...Ola! Where Music and Sport Collide

Stuart Wood | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Stuart Wood

Now I'm not averse to a song with, shall we say, accessible lyrics. But I'm from the 90s-New-Order-John-Barnes school of World Cup songs. As a music therapist, I can't argue with John Barnes when he advises,"You've got to hold and give, but do it at the right time / You can be slow or fast but you must get to the line." It's like he's been observing my music therapy sessions.

Marathon Runner Who 'Outran Mo Farah' Faces Investigation

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK

A man who ran the second half of the London Marathon faster than Mo Farah is being investigated for claims he cut out a large part of the race, it has...

The Week In 50 Funny Tweets

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK Comedy

Hoppy Easter! (GEDDIT?!) And to celebrate, have we got some cracking (GEDDIT?!) tweets for you. From Nigel Farage Sr to Robert Downey Jr, from Game...

Family's Tributes To 'Fun-Loving' Tragic Marathon Runner

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK

The family of a London Marathon runner who died after completing the course have paid tribute to a "a fun-loving and caring person". Robert Berry, ...

Tragic Marathon Runner Fundraising Exceeds £50k

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK

A charity has praised the "incredible generosity" shown after donations totalling more than £50,000 were made to the fundraising page of a London Mar...