Marathon Running

Why Run The London Marathon? I Don't Know. That's Why.

Michael Rundle | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK Sport
Michael Rundle

I'm honestly not sure why I'm running the London Marathon. And I'm desperately trying to keep it that way. If there's one thing I've learned from training it's the importance of tactical stupidity.

WATCH: Kid Tries To Run Along With Commonwealth Games Marathon Runners, Things Go Horribly Wrong

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Comedy

Marathon running: it's not as easy as it looks. Just ask this kid, who tried to run alongside the competitors in the Glasgow 2014 40km women's mara...

We Are In Total Awe Of This 91-Year-Old Marathon Runner

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

For most of us, the thought of running a marathon is pretty intimidating - but that's exactly what one woman has done, and at the age of 91. Harrie...

Why Losing Weight's Like Running the Marathon in Your Head

Sandra Roycroft-Davis | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sandra Roycroft-Davis

Motivation is about a whole lot more than desire, willingness or enthusiasm. It comes from deep within the most powerful recesses of the mind and is at the root of much of what we do - or don't do - in our lives.

WATCH: Man Sets New World Record Running Marathon Backwards While Juggling

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK Comedy

As you do. Yes, congratulations to Florida man Joe Salter - who recently ran a 26.20-mile marathon in five hours, 51 minutes, 25 seconds. Backwards...

The Week That Was: To Run

Carla Buzasi | Posted 20.06.2013 | UK
Carla Buzasi

People run for all kinds of reasons: to raise money for good causes, to get fit and healthy, to get away from the rest of the world, and sometimes just to prove to themselves they can. A bomb designed to wreak havoc and take lives is never justifiable; to detonate one at the heart of an event where people have come together for the sheer joy of running seems most especially cruel. Running is often a solitary sport, but if there is any positive to be gained from this week's events, it is the way not only a city came together, but an entire country. People united in one goal: to find those responsible.

WATCH: Runners Brave World's Hottest And Coldest Marathons

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Runners are putting their minds and bodies to the ultimate test as they take part in the world's hottest and coldest marathons. From minus 28°C on...

Hydration for Runners

Stephen M. Baker | Posted 08.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen M. Baker

Why is hydration important? Around 70% of our body is made up of water; it is vital for every chemical reaction in the body. We need around 2-3 litres a day to transport nutrients, help with cellular enzyme activity and digestion of food, to carry out waste and toxins and also to support brain function for mood, energy and concentration.

Fuelling a Sub Two Hour Marathon

Aidan Goggins | Posted 09.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Aidan Goggins

Endurance sports have exploded in popularity in recent years, and with the New Year once again upon us, we can look forward to further growth as a new contingent of enthusiasts aim to bypass the fads and make firm resolutions; to pound the pavements.

Sudden Death Syndrome in the UK

James Mahon | Posted 01.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
James Mahon

With an alarming 26% of British citizens male and female classified as obese according to a 2012 NHS report, one would think this summer of sport would be a welcome one. However with such focus on extreme exercise comes the risk of cardiac arrest.

35,000 Prepare For A Long, Long Sunday

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.04.2012 | UK Sport

After months of gruelling training runs, 35,000 runners are counting down the hours to reaching the start line at Sunday's Virgin London Marathon. ...