Marathon

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 ...

Why Scottish Nurse Pauline Cafferkey's Trip To Sierra Leone Is So Vital For The Ebola Orphans Still Living With The Virus' Devastating Impact

Imogen Calderwood | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK
Imogen Calderwood

Nurse Pauline Cafferkey hit the headlines in December 2014 when she became the first person in the UK to be diagnosed with Ebola during the devastatin...

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, ...

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...

26 Tips For The Marathon

Becky Yardley | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Yardley

Anyone competing in a marathon this Sunday will now probably be in tapering mode, a phase where you will be reducing intensity and conserving energy for the big event in a few days' time. That means fuelling your body with carbohydrates, getting plenty of sleep and reducing the length of your runs.

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...

How Marathon Running Really Affects Your Body

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.04.2017 | 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...

13 Experienced Marathon Runners Share Their Advice For First Timers

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

This year’s London Marathon is fast approaching (23 April) and participants are psyching up for 26.2 miles of blood, sweat, tears and cheers. More t...

Forget The Facebook Likes And Enjoy The Journey Instead

Jonathan Young | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jonathan Young

For sure, I would miss out on a medal, a t-shirt and 97 Facebook likes. But how does a hefty medal compare to the resilience gained from grinding out those long runs (and many quinoa salads)? How does 97 likes stack up against achieving a hitherto unachievable goal?

The Different Masks That We Wear

Marcus Brown | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Marcus Brown

Oscar Wilde said, "Be yourself; everyone else is taken." Although it's a great idea to just be ourself, one of our greatest fears is to show our true ...

Touching Moment Kind Half-Marathon Runners Help Exhausted Woman Finish Race

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The touching moment three half-marathon runners helped another runner cross the finishing line has been captured on film. Bryan Crnkovic was running t...

Ten Tips For Training For Your First Marathon

Alana Gray | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alana Gray

Got a spring marathon or half marathon coming up, getting nervous, and scrabbling for some last minute training tips?! Having trained for the last three years for a marathon (yes I only ended up completing one, but that's neither here nor there...;-)) and with three half marathons under my belt I feel like I'm at least semi qualified to give this advice!

What My Dad Can Teach Us All About Kindness

Jackie Scully | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jackie Scully

But, with our wedding now just weeks away, it is not the aisle that excites me as much as the fact I will be crossing the start line of the London Marathon by his side just hours later. I can think of no greater honour.

Seven Marathons, Seven Days, Seven Continents - Done!

Georgie Acons | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Sport
Georgie Acons

I have a lot of people to thank, everyone who donated to the charity, to everyone for their messages of support, my friends family and work colleagues, Tom, everyone at Psycle and everyone involved in the world marathon challenge; the organisers, the volunteers, the support crews and my fellow runners.

Eating Disorder Recovery Is Possible. I'm Running The Marathon To Prove It.

Laura Bennett | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Laura Bennett

If you relate to any of this, know that it is possible to recover, to rediscover balance, there are things in place to help you and I know it's a scary step to take but I am living proof that you won't regret it; there is no shame in asking for help and no greater strength than the overcoming of inner turmoil.

You're Not Too Fat Or Too Slow To Run A Marathon

Alison King | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alison King

How does a back of the packer get to run in the world's most prestigious marathon and be on the starting line with an icon of our sport? I'd love to ...

Gradually Build Up Marathon Training To Avoid 'Runner's Knee'

Ian McDermott | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ian McDermott

According to Sport England, more people are signing up to marathon events and the number of weekly runners in England rose by 63,000 to 2.1 million in 2015. But with greater numbers of you pounding the pavements, are you taking adequate precautions to protect yourselves against injury?

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: