Marathon

Achieving Marathon Des Sables 2017 Is All In The Preparation

Andrew White | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew White

I'm not sure what possessed me to enter Marathon Des Sables other than a wish to have a long term goal to build towards. An opportunity to do something that would test my mettle, mind and sportsmanship.

The Importance Of The Balance Between A Healthy Mind And A Healthy Body

Marcus Brown | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Marcus Brown

In the fitness world I believe that what we can physically see, gets more positive attention than what we cannot tangibly see occurring in the mind.

A 150mile Sahara Desert Foot Race, Singing Out Loud And A Taste For Gin Taught Me Anything Is Possible

Harjeet Johal | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK
Harjeet Johal

life less ordinary banner Nothing could have prepared me for how I felt when I first saw the empty infinity stretch out in front of me. I could hear it goading me. What right do you have to be here! It shouted. This was mankind's most deadly theatre. It had consumed armies; halted dictators and sucked the life out of the unprepared. It was going to chew me up and spit me out. It told me it would destroy me. It would spare my life but not my dignity. I nodded politely but then stared it down, hard. I had other ideas. "Let's see", I said, as I turned and walked back down the hillock of sand (I tripped a little as I got to the bottom).

Marathon Des Sables 2017 - A 250km Journey Of Personal Discovery

Andrew White | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew White

According to the Discovery Channel, MDS is the toughest footrace on earth. Starting on April 7th, we participants will attempt to run 6 stages, the longest of which is an 80km run, walk, stumble. It's not for the faint hearted, however, as I'm regularly told it's all about the preparation.

Why These Seven Muslim Majority Countries? A Marathon Runner's Guide To Middle Eastern Politics, Part 2

Michael Barron | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK
Michael Barron

The New York Marathon was the first marathon I ran in the USA. That was in 1998. I have two strong memories from that event, aside from the pain of ...

Seven Marathons, Seven Days, Seven Continents

Georgie Acons | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Sport
Georgie Acons

On the 23rd January myself and 32 others will be starting an attempt to run 7 marathons in 7 days on the 7 continents around the world. The challenge starts on a glacier in Antarctica and then travels through Chile, Miami, Madrid Marrakesh, Dubai before finishing in Sydney. I will have 168 hours to cover 183 miles with around 60 hours of flying thrown in for good measure.

A Marathon Runner's Guide To Middle Eastern Politics, Part One

Michael Barron | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Politics
Michael Barron

This year marks the 20th anniversary of running my first marathon*. It was the London Marathon in April 1997. Over the same period of time, longer in fact, I have also been an observer and analyst of Middle Eastern politics. Reflecting on two obsessions that have been important in my professional and personal life, what have I learnt from marathon running that can be applied to my analysis and observation of Middle Eastern politics?

Nine Tips For Mindful Running - The Way To Go!

Alexa Frey | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alexa Frey

Recent research has shown that combining mindfulness and running has a greater impact on depressive symptoms than either of the two activities alone. So how can we bring mindfulness and running together? Here are some ideas for runners of all levels:

Brain Cancer Patient Pledges To Run 7 Marathons In 7 Days To Raise Money For Research

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A brain cancer patient has pledged to run seven marathons on seven continents in seven days to raise money for charity. BethAnn Telford will be taking...

Brighton Half Marathon Is Tonic For Less Boozy 2017

Oliver Pickup | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Sport
Oliver Pickup

More than nine million people in England drink in excess of the recommended daily limits, according the latest Alcohol Concern statistics, published in October. Considering the population is just over 53 million, that's one in six of us, alarmingly.

Couch To Marathon

Alana Gray | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Alana Gray

When I started running, it was something I did alone and, dare I say it, in 'secret' for a while. Because I wasn't talking about it with anyone, and wasn't aware that any of my friends were into running, predictably I resorted to the Internet to tell me what I needed to know.

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.