London Marathon

Marathon In Mind

Rosa Town | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rosa Town

Since childhood I have struggled with anxiety and depression, and it's only through talking with others about my difficulties that I have been able to feel better. My dad also has anxiety and depression, and we've both experienced stigma and misunderstanding about what we're going through.

Colin Jackson On Race Day Disappointment

Alana Gray | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alana Gray

I'm no stranger to race day disappointment, having dropped out of a marathon a year ago around mile 19 in a lot of pain from a recurring injury (but clearly still not over it). Yet I've been surprised at how many London Marathon 2017 runners I've spoken to who, despite completing that amazing feat, are still feeling down about their race time.

I Overcame The Odds, Managed My Bad Thoughts And Ran A Marathon

Poppy Farrugia | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Poppy Farrugia

I can say that today, my mental health and what's happened to me does not define me. I am Poppy, I have seen and been though stuff that nobody should but I've come out the other side with a smile on my face and sense of pride.

'Mr Gorilla' Completes London Marathon Nearly One Week After Race Began

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 29.04.2017 | UK

A police officer who has been crawling the route of the London Marathon dressed in a gorilla costume since the race began on Sunday has finally comple...

Three Years Ago I Couldn't Walk, But I've Just Run The London Marathon

James Upfield | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
James Upfield

Before I get to the end of the race let me briefly tell you about the beginning. My journey to running the marathon started three years ago when I was diagnosed with stage four mouth and throat cancer. During surgery, I died twice on the operating table, and aggressive radiotherapy meant I developed motor neurone disease.

Supporting Each Other Is At The Heart Of Who We Are as Athletes, It's What Makes Us Go Further

Kelly Sotherton | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK Sport
Kelly Sotherton

This week was a strange but exciting one for me. I found out that I have been awarded a third Olympic Medal, following the retrospective ban of another athlete. To win a third Olympic medal is extremely special for me and all my family. To be able to say I am a three-time Olympic medalist really is an amazing achievement. On the other hand, no one in athletics likes to hear of further drug abuses, as it only serves to undermine the sport we love. It really put into focus for me this week what sport is all about.

The Commonality Of Kindness

Max Harvey | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Max Harvey

You'll have heard the story by now. On Sunday, an Englishman was helped out of a tight spot by a Welshman. I like to think there's a certain poetic quality to having the 'dragon' being the good guy on St George's Day, but this is not a tale of nationality, but one of sportsmanship and human kindness

The (London) Marathon Of Having Children

Tabitha Siklos | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Parents
Tabitha Siklos

I haven't done it again, have barely run since. When I saw the runners come in on Sunday (this time on the TV), I wasn't gripped by middle-age existential angst that I wasn't doing enough in my life. In fact, by the end of Sunday, I felt that there were certain similarities with running a marathon and looking after three sub-five year old children

A Man In A Gorilla Suit Is Yet To Complete London Marathon Two Days On

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK

Two days after the start of the London Marathon, a man crawling the race in a gorilla suit is still going. The man, who has not been identified, has ...

8 Times Love Won At The London Marathon 2017

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Kenya may have taken home the first place medals in both the men’s and women’s races, but there was plenty more to celebrate at this year’s Lond...

Newsreader Sian Williams Shares Joy At Completing London Marathon After Cancer Battle

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Entertainment

Newsreader Sian Williams has shared her joy at completing the London Marathon, less than two years after going into remission following a battle with ...

London Marathon Runner Proposes To Girlfriend Just Before The Finishing Line

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A London Marathon runner got some extra cheers from the crowd when he proposed to his girlfriend two miles from the finishing line. Jon Higgins, 44, ...

'EastEnders' Star Adam Woodyatt Praises Son After 'Miraculous' London Marathon Run

The Huffington Post | Rachel McGrath | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Entertainment

‘EastEnders’ star Adam Woodyatt and his son Sam were among the thousands of people who completed the London Marathon on Sunday (23 April), but the...

London Marathon Runner Helps Struggling Athlete Over Finishing Line And It Was Brilliant

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK

👏 This is incredible! Swansea Harrier Matthew Rees helps a struggling runner cross the line at the #LondonMarathon pic.twitter.com/Fg83sBfpoo— BB...

Record Numbers Of Runners Turn Out For The London Marathon

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 23.04.2017 | UK

A record number of runners have set off for this year’s London Marathon, cheered on by a trio of royals. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prin...

Here's Everything You Need To Know Ahead Of The London Marathon

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 22.04.2017 | UK

The annual London Marathon is set to take place on Sunday 23 April. More than 50,000 runners will take to the streets of London for the 26.2 mile race...

Sky's The Limit: How I Turned Family Tragedy Into Breaking Records For Charity

Jacq Jones | Posted 22.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jacq Jones

This Sunday three of my colleagues and I will be attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the Fastest Marathon time in a Four Person Costume - we all work as captains and cabin crew for Monarch Airlines so unsurprisingly our costume is an aeroplane!

‘The Runner Beans’ Charlie Watson On Why Running Is The Best Exercise For Mind, Body And Wallet

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Charlie Watson hasn’t always been a fitness fanatic. In fact, when she ran her first marathon in April 2012, she described herself as a “non-runne...

Running Gives Me That Release To Shut Everything Off

Matt Sutcliffe | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Sutcliffe

18 years on from these event I have a beautiful wife who understands but is there to push me back to fitness when I'm going through a rough patch. My biggest worry is for my two children, social media does some great things but if kids are not looking up from their phones, how can we encourage people to open up and have conversations. I think mental health awareness from a young age is so vital.

27 Of The Most Bonkers London Marathon Outfits Ever Worn

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK

Running a marathon is an incredible feat in itself - but some people like to make it even harder by dressing up in fancy dress. This year more than 50...

I Never Spoke About My Feelings – Then I Met Prince Harry And Joined A National Conversation Around Mental Health

Matt Foster | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Foster

Traditionally talking about mental health in our industry has been very taboo and if you did open up about a problem you would be tarnished with it. Possibly because of the responsibility our job holds and also because of the very rare scare stories the media publishes which fuels the stigma. However, there has been a huge change even in the last six months.

Why This Woman Ran The London Marathon In Her Wedding Dress

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Jackie Scully joined some 40,000 runners to complete the Virgin London Marathon on Sunday. But rather than sporting the regular running attire, the 35...

11 Things All Non-Runners Think During Marathon Season

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

We get it runners, you are putting your legs to better use than the rest of us failures who can barely move from the sofa to the fridge without gettin...

Why I'm Running The London Marathon

Sean Fletcher | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Parents
Sean Fletcher

After a long wait for the right level of treatment my son is taking small steps in the right direction. While he takes those steps, I've decided to take the approximately 52 thousand steps it takes to complete the London Marathon to raise money and awareness for YoungMinds and Heads Together. Life was a lot easier for me when I was 14, so I'm happy to sacrifice my knees to start a conversation about mental health.

How Marathon Running Really Affects Your Body

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Finishing a marathon is seen as the ultimate challenge by many runners, but pounding the pavement for 26.2 miles can take its toll on the body. And th...