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London Marathon - We Did It!

Jack Wilson | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jack Wilson

I sit here writing this the day after the 2014 London Marathon and I ache from top to toe. Personally, it was the hardest race I've ever done. My injuries and lack of fitness caught up with me at mile 18. All plans went out the window when I hit the wall and the wall then fell on me.

The Running Awards 2014

Will Ross | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Sport
Will Ross

In the carb-loading hours of Friday night, results of the inaugural The Running Awards were announced at a gala in central London, contributing to another glorious weekend for the city's reputation in the running world. Winners were decided after 40,000 members of the public cast votes in support of their favourite products and services for running.

Seven Top Tips for Training for a Marathon - For Beginners

Stacey Lucas | Posted 14.04.2014 | 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...

How Not to Watch the London Marathon

Johnny Dee | Posted 11.04.2014 | 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 11.04.2014 | 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...

Marathon Day Tips for First Timers

Charlie Watson | Posted 10.04.2014 | 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.

Marathon on Your Mind? Why Running Can Protect Your Brain

Dr Paul Zollinger-Read | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Paul Zollinger-Read

We're shifting our attention to how exercise in your earlier years may impact your thinking skills later in life. The evidence so far suggests that exercise may have a role to play at every stage of mental development and preservation - from young adulthood through to your elderly years.

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Victoria Pendleton Talks Fitness And What She Likes To Eat Now She's Retired

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

HuffPost UK Lifestyle has a new crush: Victoria Pendleton. Yes, we're aware we have to fight off quite a few other admirers, but since she retired fro...

London Marathon - The Final Countdown

Jack Wilson | Posted 10.04.2014 | 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.

WATCH: Meet The Guy Who Ran 135 Miles For 32 Hours Straight

The Huffington Post UK | Patricia Doma | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Scorching weather. Running 32 hours 49 minutes 20 seconds. All alone with your trusty GoPro and trainers. Meet 41-year-old Josh Spector, the guy w...

London Marathon Inspiration: Optician to Olympian

Rebeca Plantier | Posted 07.04.2014 | 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.

How I Lost 60 Pounds Without Dieting or Eliminating Food Groups

Nowreen Nazmi | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nowreen Nazmi

In my early 20s, a friend took me to her gym, where I decided to weigh myself. The number on the scale horrified me so much that I immediately started to make better choices around eating and continued to exercise almost everyday.

Running Doesn't Have to Hurt - Find Out How to Reduce the Pain of Really Common Aches

Steve Canning | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Canning

Every single runner will experience the three aches and pains mentioned below. We tend to just accept them as part and parcel of the exercise regime. But we don't need to! There are plenty of techniques to both help prevent them in the first place and ease them after.

London Marathon Training Tips

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

With the London marathon imminent, runners sights will be firmly set on Sunday 13 April - and, of course, the finish line. But the months of traini...

If You Can't Do It for Yourself, Do It for Sport Relief!

Sarah Blackwood | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Blackwood

whatever their ability everyone raised the bar and challenged themselves. Endured a little something, pushed a little further than they usually would, all for a great cause. Some may also have exorcised the exercise demons (sorry) and may feel inspired to take a new path, taking control of their health and well being.

Top 10 Tips for Triathlon Training

Rob Popper | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Sport
Rob Popper

I have been a triathlon coach for 9 years. Here are a few things that I have learnt along the way. A few you may not have heard before, a few you probably have heard before but are worth repeating, but all of them will help you achieve your goals.

London Marathon - #RunnersProblems

Jack Wilson | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Sport
Jack Wilson

I'm finally back into the swing of training for the London Marathon having got over my latest injury. It feels great, but it's also reminded me of all the stupid little things that annoy me when running. If you're out for over an hour you've got far too much time to think about things...

10 Things They Don't Tell You About Marathon Training

Charlie Watson | Posted 24.03.2014 | 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!

Five Reasons to Run the New York City Marathon

Charlie Watson | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charlie Watson

The ballot is closed, results are drawn on 26th March and a few thousand lucky runners will get that congratulatory email they've been hoping for. Sadly many more will be left disappointed, however, the ballot isn't the only way to get into the New York City Marathon.

How Running Meditation Can Up Your Game

Headspace/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

With the London Marathon just over a month away, both newbies and veterans are wondering how they can become better runners. The clever people beh...

London Marathon: Coping With Injury

Jack Wilson | Posted 06.03.2014 | 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.

Victoria Beckham Is Leading a Revolution

Darryl Morris | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Darryl Morris

Professional thin person Victoria Beckham has revealed some of her 'keep fit' regime... thank God! Vic told Allure magazine that she wakes up every day at 6am and takes a four-mile run. That's right... she's one of those sorts! Of course she is, as if there were any doubt.

Why the Running Community Is Right to Make Michael Gove Sweat

Gavin Megaw | Posted 03.03.2014 | 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 28.02.2014 | 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.