Marathon

What Communities Are You Part Of?

Brad Frankel | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK
Brad Frankel

I wrote this a while back but it seemed very apt to publish it today - I wonder how the EU referendum will change and shape the communities that we're...

The 11 Things I'm Really Glad Nobody Told Me Before Running a Marathon

Jackie Scully | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Sport
Jackie Scully

I should probably start with a note of caution. If you're a first-time marathon runner who has yet to make it to the start line, please stop now and come back when you have a finishers' medal around your neck. Because, what I am about to say, you really don't need to know. Really!

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.

Breast Cancer Survivor Will Run London Marathon On Her 82nd Birthday

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

More than 35,000 runners are expected to take part in the London Marathon on Sunday, including our new fitness hero, Diana Green. Diana will be runnin...

Injury-Free Running: The Golden Secret You Need to Know

Bill Coles | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Bill Coles

For myself, I'd been running for well over a decade before I first came across the Golden Secret five years ago. I was training for the Marathon des Sables, in the Sahara, and one of the absolute keys to finishing this extraordinary race is to stay injury-free.

Fame, Fundraising and 400 Marathons: How the UK's Marathon Man Has Gone Unnoticed

Alex Gatenby | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK Sport
Alex Gatenby

At the end of the day, whether someone's a celebrity fundraiser or a "normal" person, the underlying moral of selflessness is still the same - they're just trying to raise money for a good cause.

Time Flies - Are You Using It Wisely?

Brad Frankel | Posted 04.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Brad Frankel

We've become a generation of home bods, we sit in our homes, flick through 900 channels and end up playing on our phones looking through Facebook, Instagram or playing words with friends, and god knows what other apps. What happened to actually playing scrabble with your friends...in person...at a table?

Road to Wembley: My Men United March on Last Leg

Jeff Stelling | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Sport
Jeff Stelling

Nine down, one to go - the end really is in sight. We've been over hills, down dales, along canals, over fields and stiles. Truly a walk on the wild side for this gentleman of the road and my trusty wingman Russ Green, who has walked every step with me. And we're getting cracking support as we inch closer to the finish.

My Men United March Against Prostate Cancer

Jeff Stelling | Posted 29.03.2016 | UK Sport
Jeff Stelling

I deal in statistics - but the prostate cancer ones are totally shocking. One man dies every hour from this disease. That's six during Soccer Saturday every week. Yes, my feet are killing me. But who cares if it will save even one man's life?

Jeff Stelling: Men United March Against Prostate Cancer

Angela Culhane | Posted 25.03.2016 | UK Sport
Angela Culhane

Jeff is half way through his ten marathons. And we've got ten years to tame prostate cancer. With a man dying of it every hour, it's not just an epic journey, it's a race against time.

I Am NOT a Marathon Runner - But I'm Running a Marathon

Dame Kelly Holmes | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK Sport
Dame Kelly Holmes

My life as an Olympic athlete never seems far away, I meet new people every day who, surprisingly, still have their exciting stories of 'where they were' in 2004, the moment I ran into the history books by winning two gold medals for Great Britain in the 800m and 1500m Athletics events. Or when I am travelling around the world hopefully motivating and inspiring individuals with my old anecdotes, reminiscing as I watch for the millionth time my "moment of glory". Until now...

The 14 Signs You Love Running a Bit Too Much

Jackie Scully | Posted 07.03.2016 | 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.

British Man Dies After Collapsing Near The Finish Line Of The Malta Marathon

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK

A British man who died taking part in the Malta marathon had joked about taking part in the race again just moments before he died. Mike Freeman, b...

Marathon Man

Eddie Izzard | Posted 28.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Eddie Izzard

So the plan on paper is a simple one. Complete a marathon every day for 27 days across South Africa. Unfortunately when you step off the paper and onto the concrete, gravel and rocky roads there's a little more to it. Those with a good memory amongst you may recall that I tried something similar about four years ago and was forced to stop by a Doctor who told me that I'd die if I didn't. Now I'm back and trying it again.

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.

Cruising At Mile 24

Laura Maisey | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Sport
Laura Maisey

I recently did a marathon and, due to circumstances out of my control, I ran once in the fortnight leading up to it and only a handful of times in the...

How to Prepare for a Marathon

Laura Maisey | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK Sport
Laura Maisey

It is the night before my first marathon and, much like many other things I do, I have stumbled into it blithely unaware of what I am actually doing and just sort of hoping for the best. This being so, I have decided to share my fountain of marathon wisdom (in list format - who doesn't love a list?!) with anyone thinking of doing one themselves.

New Mum Breaks World Record For Buggy Marathon

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK Parents

A new mother has broken the world record for the fastest time running a marathon... while pushing her baby a buggy. Jessica Bruce, 32, completed th...

The Six Stages of Marathon Grief

Sabrina Lynch | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sabrina Lynch

In four weeks' time, thousands of people from around the world will descend on the East Coast of America to take part in the New York City Marathon and I'll be one of them. If anything, the past 14 weeks of training has opened my eyes to the six stages of Marathon Grief endured by first-timers when they make a commitment to take part in a 26.2 mile race.

World Record-Breaking Athlete Croix Sather's View of What Real Men Should Be

Liberty Forrest | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Sport
Liberty Forrest

(This author with Croix Sather) The stereotype of men in Western culture is that they are insensitive, uncommunicative, and completely allergic to f...

How To Prepare For A Major Sports Event

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you're about to embark on something of a fitness journey in preparation for a major sporting event this summer then you're not alone. Whether it...

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.

Life After London Marathon

Jez Bragg | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Sport
Jez Bragg

Last weekend's London Marathon produced another memorable spectacle through the streets of the capital with tens of thousands of runners pushing themselves through the physical and mental rollercoaster of 26.2miles...