Marathon Running

You Can Go A Long Way With The Right People By Your Side

Jackie Scully | Posted 10.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jackie Scully

Kindness is an early-morning ceremony on the Cutty Sark (I think the registrar and some runners got up at 5am) that involved road closure teams, guests dressed for sports day and a jelly baby bouquet made for me by an incredible friend so that I could be a bride, but an 'on message' one.

You Don't Need Lycra To Call Yourself A Runner - You Need A Reason

Jackie Scully | Posted 13.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jackie Scully

It's not always pretty - says the woman with the terrible gait, fluffy chemo-styled hair, dodgy hips and injury-battered body. But, what's so brilliant about this great leveller of a sport, is that however you do it, wherever you do it and whatever technique you use to get round, you get to call yourself a runner.

Marathon Runners Beware: The 12 Signs You Know You've Got Maranoia

Jackie Scully | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Sport
Jackie Scully

When you're training for a marathon, everyone will tell you about the fear of injury...

The 11 Things I Never Thought Would Make It Onto My Wedding To-Do List

Jackie Scully | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jackie Scully

So I searched locally for the dogs in my area and there were plenty of all shapes and sizes, but one handsome man caught my eye. Sue, Bertie's owner, had just moved to the village so we messaged a few times and decided to meet. As they say, the rest is history.

The Uncanny Similarities Between Marathon Running And Childbirth

Aisling Gray | Posted 02.01.2017 | UK Parents
Aisling Gray

Like marathon training, though, pregnancy ultimately reaps the rewards but it can be a long slog, which often requires gritted teeth and a quiet determination to push through.

The Eight New Year's Resolutions You Will Want To Keep

Jackie Scully | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jackie Scully

When breast cancer comes along - as it did for me in 2014 - and tries to take your life away, you are reminded that that life is way too short to not do at least some of the list below. It's also way too short to set overcomplicated resolutions that will last as long as your festive selection box.

12 Things Christmas Has Taught Me About Life - And Making Every Day Special

Jackie Scully | Posted 25.12.2016 | UK
Jackie Scully

When you're raising a glass this Christmas, I ask you all to think not about the presents under the tree, but about health, happiness and the people that make you smile. Because that's all you'll ever really need. And, I ask you to spare a thought for four utterly terrified runners (bride, groom, cousin and father of the bride) who are gearing up for one of the biggest days of their lives - in the name of charity.

Fire And Ice - An Empowered First Step Helps Rape Survivors Achieve Anything

Emily Jacob | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK
Emily Jacob

In my work to help rape survivors move beyond symptom management and lead a full and reconnected life again I am used to meeting some kick-ass, bad-as...

Why I'm Spending My Wedding Day Running A Marathon And My Honeymoon Trekking For Charity

Jackie Scully | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK
Jackie Scully

When you've fought for your life, it's hard to plan too far ahead and rest your happiness on one day in the future. So, when we started talking about our wedding earlier this year, I knew there was only one way to do it. There wouldn't be an aisle. There wouldn't be a first dance. There wouldn't be a day in the Cotswolds.

What Marathon Running Taught Me About Fear

Julie Creffield | Posted 22.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Creffield

The funny thing is, the fear is almost identical to the fear you feel when you actually sign up for you first big race. That sinking feeling that you have just made the biggest mistake of your life and that everyone is going to laugh at even the thought that you think you can do this.

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.

Why You Shouldn't Let Anyone Stop You #MovingForward In Life

Jackie Scully | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jackie Scully

I started running because I wanted to show cancer that it could take a lot of things - my hair, my right boob, my tummy fat (to create the new boob) and my dignity - but it would never take my smile.

The Eight Things You Should Never Say to a First-time Marathon Runner

Jackie Scully | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jackie Scully

It does seem that every man and his dog has something to say about my - some might say - reckless marathon challenge. And, I've got to admit, some of it is just a little bit weird. What anyone faced with relentless street pounding, high vis outfits and reduced quantities of alcohol does not want to hear is any of the following...

Leaving the City to Run the World - Literally

Jamie Ramsay | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK Sport
Jamie Ramsay

On April fool's day 2014, I made a decision. A big decision that may change the course my life. I have spent the last 12 years working in London for a...

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

Michael Rundle | Posted 05.05.2015 | 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.