Marathon

My Game Of Thrones Marathon Is Finally Over; But Now I Talk Weird and Smell of Poo

Alfie Evers | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Comedy
Alfie Evers

So after a week, a lot of sleepless nights, and watching the same Natwest advert over and over again (the one with a little girl so adorable she makes me want to claw out my own heart just to stop myself from crying - seriously I can't cope), I am finally up to speed with the Game Of Thrones bandwagon.

Seven Top Tips for Training for a Marathon - For Beginners

Stacey Lucas | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK Sport
Stacey Lucas

That time of year where runners are gearing up for the marathons for fantastic causes. When people watch a marathon they tend to think 'I wish I could do that' or 'next year I will do this'. Here are 7 top tips on how to prepare for a marathon for beginners...

Elite Athlete Goes Missing After London Marathon

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK

An elite female athlete from Sierra Leone has gone missing following the London marathon. Police said Mami Konneh Lahun, 24, vanished after finishi...

How Not to Watch the London Marathon

Johnny Dee | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Sport
Johnny Dee

It's the London Marathon this Sunday. It's the best sporting event of the year and the only one where anyone - fat, thin, old, young, middle-aged, rich, poor, Peter Andre - can compete alongside the very best athletes in the world.

Eight Things That Happen When You Sign Up to a 10K Race

Daisy May Sitch | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Daisy May Sitch

You pretend to know what phrases like: "par two hours", "anaerobic threshold" and "inclined gradient" mean. When all you're really familiar with is "hitting the wall".

Ultra Marathon Champion On Running The Most Extreme Race On Earth

The Huffington Post UK | Rachael Getzels | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Imagine running a marathon. Now imagine doing that four times over, plus some. In the harshest environments on earth. That’s exactly what 29-yea...

Cycling Adventures Part 2: Nutrition

Vikki Stone | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Comedy
Vikki Stone

My ride starts at 8:30am, and finishes at 6pm. That means, that to stay abreast of the van, I must aim to average at least 10mph. Yup, I'm aiming high. All I want out of this is simply not to be rescued.

Marathon Day Tips for First Timers

Charlie Watson | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charlie Watson

The Virgin London Marathon is nearly upon us, and all the hard work, early mornings and sore legs will soon be worth it. Crossing the finish line of your first marathon is an incredible feeling, and the pain and hurt of the previous 26 miles is momentarily forgotten while the glorious medal is placed around your neck.

How Much Exercise Does Your Dog Need?

Elaine Pendlebury | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Pendlebury

Dogs need to exercise every day to make sure they're healthy, as well as being happy through mental stimulation. Dogs love exercise and play, and I've always felt it's a win-win situation: you both get exercise and, at the same time, build up a special bond with your dog.

London Marathon - The Final Countdown

Jack Wilson | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jack Wilson

All those hard months of training come down to this final week and now it's tapering time. For non runners, tapering is the reduction of exercise in the last couple of weeks before a competition or race. It's a gentle come down, so you're fully rested before the big one.

London Marathon Inspiration: Optician to Olympian

Rebeca Plantier | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rebeca Plantier

Ten years ago, we had the great fortune to meet a lovely English woman, Tracey Morris, an optician from Leeds, who had a passion for running. A recreational runner, she entered the London Marathon in 2004 for the first time at the age of 36. To everyone's astonishment, not least her own, she finished tenth with a time of 2:33:52.

10 Things They Don't Tell You About Marathon Training

Charlie Watson | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charlie Watson

Running is not always pain free, however as soon as I cross the finish line I forget about the pain. Same thing with signing up for races. If you're pushing for a PB it can hurt like hell, but the pain is worth it for the high at the end!

London Marathon: Coping With Injury

Jack Wilson | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jack Wilson

I keeping seeing other runners, running with their precious perfectly functioning knees and I hate them all. Yes, I'm bitter. Can't even begin to imagine how gutted real athletes must be training for 4 years for one day/event only to be injured.

Why the Running Community Is Right to Make Michael Gove Sweat

Gavin Megaw | Posted 02.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gavin Megaw

Michael Gove might not know it yet, but he is in for a fight on this issue. The running community are an impressive bunch; eternally positive, and as good endurance athletes always can, willing to sustain a campaign it believes in.

London Marathon - Finding Your Charity Fundraising Stress-Raising?

Jack Wilson | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jack Wilson

Even though I work for a charity, I am rubbish at asking for money. Sometimes I feel more apprehensive about the fundraising than the actual training. Like most Brits, I have a deeply ingrained irrational fear of 'bothering' anyone. Yes it is a challenge and yes it can be hard work but I have to keep reminding myself that it's so worth it in the end.

The Marathon des Sables - The Ten Secrets You Need to Know Before Running the World's Toughest Foot-Race

Bill Coles | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Sport
Bill Coles

In five weeks' time, at the beginning of April, there will take place in the Sahara this absolutely insane mid-life Rite of Passage when over 800 men and women will beast themselves to breaking point...

Running With Music: Hate or Motivate?

Jack Wilson | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jack Wilson

Running with music can be a glorious experience. When the perfect song kicks in it can take you to a place where tired legs, heavy breathing and copious amounts of sweat don't exist (or they don't bother you anymore).

Running the London Marathon? Jog on Jack!

Jack Wilson | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jack Wilson

I cannot emphasise enough just how far removed I am from those annoying people who are seemingly born with a 6-pack and effortlessly cruise through runs without breaking a sweat. It's all about hard graft for me. Like many 'growing lads', I was a victim of chronic puppy fat/grow baggage at school and running was the last thing I wanted to do.

Rain? Boredom? Or the Half-Term Holiday? The Big Barrier to Keeping Fit (And How to Beat It)

Ben Whitmarsh | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Whitmarsh

Motivation is starting to ebb away, and many parents of schoolchildren probably share the latest obstacle to my ambition. With half term creeping up, we are due to go away on a family holiday, and all I can foresee is a week where my desire to stay in shape goes all wobbly.

Bored of Running Marathons? Ten Great Challenges to Change Your Life

Bill Coles | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Sport
Bill Coles

So many endurance runners spend their lives knocking off endless marathons - and though they probably think it's a stretch, it's nothing of the sort. I guess it depends what you want out of life. Do you want to continue striving for the same goal over and over again? Or do you want to evolve?

Train for a Marathon in Three Days Flat - The 10 Dos and Don'ts

Bill Coles | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Sport
Bill Coles

There are a few things that you can do before the marathon that might help... Running is not one of these things. Should have done it months ago - but you didn't, and now you've only got three days left to train for the thing. Did I mention that you're clinically insane?

Training for a Marathon - The 10 Dos and Don'ts

Bill Coles | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Sport
Bill Coles

I know how the fantasy goes. Those wonderful dreams of striding along through the parks, powerful, effortless, and then the cheers and tears as you finally spill over the finish-line. The reality, as any runner knows, is a little different.

Running the Marathon Des Sables - The Ten Do's and Don'ts of The World's Toughest Footrace

Bill Coles | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport
Bill Coles

The Marathon des Sables, or MdS as it is known, is a week-long 150-mile trek through the heat of the Sahara. The French Commissaires provide you with water and flapping leaky tents, but as for the rest, you're on your own...

7 Marathons On 7 Continents in 7 Days

Huffington Post UK | Tom Bywater | Posted 02.08.2013 | UK

Could you run a marathon? Maybe. How about two straight after each other? Unlikely. But what if you were asked to run seven marathons in seven days...

Runners Miss Out On Marathon Achievement After Blunder Leaves Them 200M Short

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.05.2013 | UK

Thousands of runners have been told they missed out on completing a marathon by 264m after an organisational blunder meant most entrants took the wron...