UK Running

Lance Armstrong Gets Drunk And Drops Out Of Race

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Sport

Disgraced former Tour de France champ Lance Armstrong is no stranger to competing under the influence and appears to have taken up a new sport. The...

'I Switch My Phone Off After 9pm' Says Founder Of Hip And Healthy

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The great big secret to balancing motherhood and a career is that there isn't one. No one has the answer to managing it all perfectly, no one ever...

So You've Decided to Run a Marathon?

Vikki Stone | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vikki Stone

Last year I did a 100 mile bike ride for charity, and it wasn't that hard. (I can type that with some ease, as it's been nearly 5 months since I was at mile 99 and crying because I didn't want to cycle anymore.) So, it made perfect sense to sign up for the London Marathon.

A Beginner's Guide to Running Your First 10k

Natalie Glaze | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Natalie Glaze

The other weekend I was given the opportunity to run a 10k in Paris, amazing right? Yes, but that was mainly due to the Paris part, less the 10k. So let me fill you in on a little secret, before that weekend I had never run a 10k. So I was thinking, I wish that I had been told a few things about running your first 10k which would have made my life a little easier. 

Pay Me to Lose Weight, Are You Kidding?

Julie Creffield | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Creffield

What a waste of a life. All those highs and lows. All those start again Mondays, and "Damn, I've blown it now" moments. Where in this NHS plan is there a mention of health and happiness, or dealing with the psychological side of weight gain, where does it mention being active and learning to love physical activity?

Street Harassment Made Me Quit Running

Ellen Stewart | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ellen Stewart

The first time it happened I was running on a busy street and three men in a white van beeped their horn and yelled something about my 'tight ass' as I crossed their path. I felt the heat rising to my face and a stab of anger in the pit of my stomach, but I thought 'whatever, they're just sad old men who don't know how to talk to women', I flipped them the bird and upped my pace.

Trail Running: Venturing Off the Beaten Track

Jez Bragg | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jez Bragg

Why don't more runners embrace the trails? I suspect many find that a psychological barrier exists between the two, particularly when you are just starting out. Perhaps a seemingly innocuous footpath stile creates a mental barrier as well as a physical one, for runners as well as livestock.

Runners v Mother Nature

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Sport

Nike have launched their latest shoes and apparel for runners who want to compete with Mother Nature. The Nike Flash Pack sports gear lets you trai...

Enrage Treadmills, Abort Running and Still Look Smashing

Megan Brownrigg | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Megan Brownrigg

Going for a run is as thrilling as making toast with a griddle powered by tealights. If, no matter how many times you throw yourself into the contaminated zone you fail to become infected with the running bug, you are not alone.

Well, Someone Has to Come Last

Julie Creffield | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Creffield

So you nervously lined up at the start of a race this weekend eyeing up your competitors, checking to see if there is anyone of a similar build to you in what I like to call the Fat Runner Scan. You know for sure you won't win but for goodness sake don't let me come last you say to yourself, as you move towards the middle of the starting field in a final attempt to avoid the dreaded last place spot.

Irish Forrest Gump Completes A Whopping 50,000Km In Four Years

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

For many of us, running a marathon seems incomprehensible, but one man has completed a distance much further than that. An endurance runner dubbed ...

The Complete, Pure, Unadulterated, Incomparable, Joyless Misery of Exercise

Paul Marshall | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Marshall

As I recently discovered the other day, getting back into working out after a period of inactivity - due to illness or self inflicted laziness - is far worse.

Nike's Amazing New Fitness App Tells You What You're Running From

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK Comedy

"It's a problem all runners face. You run and you run and you run - but it's never enough. No matter how many miles you put in, that gnawing ache at y...

Want To Get Fit? These Are The Best Fitness Apps Out Right Now

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Tech

Want to know how to stay fit? You could go to the gym, but they're expensive and more often than not involve you being surrounded by other people. ...

Check Out This Woman's Ri-DICK-ulous Running Routes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

While we all know that running is good for you, there's no denying that jogging around the same route or listening to that tired old playlist can get ...

This Man Can't Live Without His Daily Run. Here's Why...

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Most of us go jogging to get fit - but this video tells the story of a man who goes running for an entirely different reason. Ronnie Goodman trains...

Forget Those Marathon Try-Hards: Here's How 'Lazy Jogging' Can Give You A Healthy Heart

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If the thought of working out next to lycra-clad gym buffs fills you with dread, then it's time to think again. New research has shown that even '...

What to Do With The Little S***'s?

Julie Creffield | Posted 14.09.2014 | UK Sport
Julie Creffield

He had to call out "Fatty Must Run" and then roll around laughing and soaking up the admiration of his dad and his friends... I often find myself the victim of abuse from these children not even out of primary school yet. What compels them to be so mean?

Too Fat to Run?

Julie Creffield | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Creffield

"Tell me about your weight?" he asked and I knew where this was going. "The problem is you are just too unfit to run this marathon" he continued. If rolling your eyes was a more acceptable way of showing your contempt I would have done so but instead I simply replied, "What you mean is I am TOO FAT?" To which he just smiled and sat back in his chair.

Why You Should Take Up Running This Summer

Vicki Lutas | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki Lutas

I have recently realised that running is actually kinda brilliant... especially in the summer months. So if you've never tried it, now is the time to get involved.

What Makes the Commonwealth Games Extra Special to Me?

Rhys Williams | Posted 30.08.2014 | UK Sport
Rhys Williams

It is different putting on the Welsh vest compared to the British vest, and being rivals with athletes who are normal on the same team as you. But that is all part of what makes the Commonwealth Games extra special and to me it's as special as the Olympics. I was fourth in 2006, third in 2010 so this time I want to go even better...

Why I Run 100 Miles for Fun

Jez Bragg | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jez Bragg

"Over how many days?" is the usual response I get when I explain to people I'm about to run a 100 mile race. So how do I then tell them that mountain ranges, dangerous wild animals and extreme temperatures also come into the equation? Welcome to the world of ultra running.

And People Wonder Why I Run...

Charlie Webster | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charlie Webster

I had been selected by Nike Running to join a team that had carefully been put together from all over the world to run from Mount Hood to the Pacific Ocean. Our team was called 'We run free!' After a delicious dinner to get to know my fellow runners my bubble was burst.

A Running Shoe Inspired By Mo Farah

The Huffington Post | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Sport

Nike have unveiled their latest running shoe which is inspired by a true Olympian. The Iconic Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 31 has been engineered with the...

Jogging Is Not a Great Fat Loss Tool

Ben Hanton | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Hanton

Despite a growing understanding of the benefits of resistance training and high intensity interval training, the nation's go-to fat loss tool still seems to be going out for a jog. Every January we hit the pavements (literally.... again and again and again) with the best intentions. Unfortunately, it turns out jogging is in fact a very flawed fat loss tool.