London Marathon

I Got It All Wrong...

Olivia Cox | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK Sport
Olivia Cox

Admittedly, I never want the sort of motivation that pushed me round the Marathon for Dave. But there needs to be something. A 10k doesn't *quite* take me out of my comfort zone far enough, which leaves the element of fear noticeably absent. Perhaps next time someone could chase me round with a bunch of spiders, or an elevator?

Let's Not Skip the Skill of Mental Health Before We Run the Marathon

Louise Jones | Posted 15.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Jones

When we talk about mental health, we talk about the diagnoses. The depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar. We talk about the illnesses and the labels. But that's only a part of the conversation, and why I'm so pleased that next year's London Marathon, a large scale event, will focus on the mental health conversation.

Arg's Sister Natasha Explains London Marathon Cheating Scandal

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK Entertainment

James Argent's sister, Natasha, has come clean about why she cheated in this year's London Marathon. The sibling of 'TOWIE' star Arg came under fire l...

Veteran Who Died During London Marathon Called 'Hero' During Emotional Funeral

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK

Hundreds have gathered for the funeral of "hero" army veteran David Seath, who died after suffering a suspected cardiac arrest during the London Marat...

Friends Of Afghan Veteran Who Died In London Marathon To Complete Final 3 Miles

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK

Friends of an Afghanistan veteran who died while running the London Marathon on Sunday are planning to finish the course in his honour, raising thousa...

Why I Wear Makeup When I'm Running

Janet Murray | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Janet Murray

Barely a week goes by without someone commenting on the fact I wear makeup when I run. I've done the London Marathon twice and, both times, people have seemed more impressed by the fact I'm wearing lipstick in my finishers' photo than the fact I've just run 26.2 miles.

London Marathon - Afterwards

Matt Barbet | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Matt Barbet

I managed to grab a word with a few famous faces at the start. Chris Evans was playing it exceptionally cool, while Judge Rob Rinder was casually talking of going sub-three hours. Sprinter Iwan Thomas was a ball of energy. It was rather bizarre to bump into MP Simon Danczuk, who's been suspended by the Labour party, along with his estranged wife Karen.

Someone Infiltrated The London Marathon So They Could Leave People Hanging From High Fives

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Comedy

Being left hanging when you thought someone wanted a high five is one of the worst things that can happen to a human being - and one youngster was spo...

Twitter Unites London Marathon Runners With Adorable Proposal Photos

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A pair of runners who got engaged at the London Marathon have been united with their precious proposal photos thanks to the internet. Adam Ruddick pro...

Kelly Holmes Explains How Prince Helped Her Finish Her First London Marathon

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 24.04.2016 | UK

Double Olympic winner Dame Kelly Holmes has credited the music of Prince for keeping her relaxed as she took on her first marathon alongside thousands...

London Marathon Winner Gives A Life Lesson In Never Giving Up After Suffering Nasty Fall

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 24.04.2016 | UK

This year's winner of the women's London Marathon gave a life lesson in perseverance on Sunday after she hit her head in a nasty fall mid-way through ...

There's Now A London Marathon Beer Map

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you're hitting up the London Marathon this year, but will be supporting rather than running, we've got just the thing for you. The beer aficionados...

Here's Everything You Need To Know About This Weekend's London Marathon

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK

The annual London Marathon is set to take place on Sunday 24 April. Around 38,000 runners will tackle the gruelling course around the capital, beginni...

Confronting My Demons and Running the London Marathon Again

Matt Barbet | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Matt Barbet

Here I am, hours from returning to that start line once more, to confront those demons. Every little niggle right now is a big worry. Every sneeze from one of my girls a potentially run-threatening cold I could catch.

'Now Bid Me Run, and I Will Strive With Things Impossible'

Conrad Bird | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Politics
Conrad Bird

This year the GREAT Britain campaign, which promotes the best of Britain across the world, is celebrating Shakespeare's 400th Anniversary. Shakespear...

Arctic Air Could Bring Snow To This Year's London Marathon

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK

Runners at the London Marathon could face sleet and even snow, thanks to a cold snap brought on by advancing Arctic air. As if the gruelling 26.2 mile...

Running, The Races and Rudyard's 'Jungle Book'

Ashley James | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Ashley James

It seems that I've been talking about it for months, but by this time next week I'll have actually completed the London Marathon. I'm absolutely terrified. I'm not that worried about it from a fitness point of view, although I am under no doubt it will be challenging.

Why I Kept My Epilepsy Hidden for So Long

Vicky Smith | Posted 13.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Vicky Smith

My early childhood memories are full of seizures, nasty medicines and hospital trips. I had tonic clonic seizures when I was asleep and absence seizures during the day. I lived on a cocktail of drugs while the doctors tried to work out what would work best for me.

Be Grateful for the People Who Help You Go That Extra Mile

Jackie Scully | Posted 29.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jackie Scully

My dad is one of my running inspirations. It means so much to me that he was the person I started running with on chemo two years ago. And, it means even more that he's still taking every step with me.

Five Tips for Avoiding Injury in Your Marathon Training

Chris Hall | Posted 25.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Hall

There's less than one month to go until the London Marathon, and competitors will be ramping up their training. The problem with increasing volume is that you also increase the chances of injury. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to make sure you're fighting fit when marathon day arrives...

Don't Panic: Why Fear Is the Only Thing Standing Between You and Your First Marathon

Jackie Scully | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Sport
Jackie Scully

Over the last few weeks, with the London Marathon now within arm's reach, I have really felt the fear. And by fear, I mean fear of everything from fuelling to falling ill (pretty much on repeat). The highlights, you ask?

The 14 Signs You Love Running a Bit Too Much

Jackie Scully | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jackie Scully

It's official. Running has taken over my life. As someone who has never screamed at my favourite footie team on the TV or come first in anything (except for a rather exciting egg and spoon race as a child), I didn't see it coming.

Preparing Your Mind for a Marathon

Chris Hall | Posted 01.02.2017 | 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 29.01.2017 | 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 08.01.2017 | 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.