UK Running

Twenty Tips for Running Your First Marathon

Katie Leach | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Sport
Katie Leach

I'd always looked at people running marathons before I attempted mine and thought; "it can't be that hard can it". Although I'd done a few half marathons and thought the prospect of running it twice seemed the most ridiculous concept ever, I still didn't think it would be quite as hard mentally and physically as it was...

Why Less Is More

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.03.2015 | UK Sport

Nike have relaunched their new 'Free' collection in an attempt to take runners back to basics, by honing down to the design features that give athlete...

How This Woman Lost Ten Stone Without Leaving The House

Talk To The Press / SWNS | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If the thought of joining the gym sends shivers down your spine, then take a leaf out of Kirste Crompton's book. The mother-of-five transformed her...

570-Pound Man Finishes 5K, Inspires Many Others

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Most people won't forget the moment they finished running their first 5k, but for Derek Mitchell, the moment was all the more special because of his c...

What Should I Take With Me on Marathon Day? Because I'm Ready to Be the Sachet Cowboy

Vikki Stone | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK Sport
Vikki Stone

Here's the thing that's been troubling me about my London Marathon training at the moment: 'should I train with what they're going to give me on the day'...

If John McClane Became a Priest

Adam Hamdy | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Hamdy

Running a marathon in one of the world's hot spots would seem risky to most people, but Doug has a history of undertaking endeavours that would make other people blench.

This Is The Fastest Really Old Man In The World

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Sport

Sports enthusiast and 95-year-old retired dentist Dr. Charles Eugster has become the fastest man in his age category after beating the 200 metre indoo...

Why Run The London Marathon? I Don't Know. That's Why.

Michael Rundle | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK Sport
Michael Rundle

I'm honestly not sure why I'm running the London Marathon. And I'm desperately trying to keep it that way. If there's one thing I've learned from training it's the importance of tactical stupidity.

The Future Of Running?

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Sport

Nike have just launched the Flynit Lunar 3, which could be their best running shoe yet. Whether it's your first mile, or even attempting at maratho...

10 Reasons Why FAT Runners Walk

Julie Creffield | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Creffield

When I first started running I used to stop and walk if I saw anyone I knew, or had to pass busy places. I would also stop and walk up hills through fear of having to stop half way anyway.

This Robot Will Feed You Tomatoes As You Run A Marathon

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Tech

There is a lot of technology around designed to help runners get the most out of their workouts. There are also a lot of absurdly over-sold gels, bars...

The Changing Face of Running... Meet Parkrun!

Barry Foster | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Barry Foster

These days it seems everyone is a budding Mo Farah undertaking 12 week training plans, quaffing down lean protein shakes and booking sessions in a cryotherapy chamber. Is running becoming elitist or just more of a social pastime?

Ellie Goulding Gives Us The Low Down On Her Fitness Regime

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

With her love of running, yoga and ab-revealing croptops, singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding has gained a reputation for being as impressive in the gym ...

Marathon Training: What Trainers to Buy?

Vikki Stone | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vikki Stone

I have a lot of friends doing it this year, and they're all diligently posting on social media how far they've run, what gels and shakes they're using and showing off sparkly new trainers. There's been a number of things I've had on my 'to do list', and getting better trainers has been one of them.

The Fashion Girl's Guide to Running

Lorna Weightman | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lorna Weightman

As a fashion professional, looking good while engaging in such an activity became a priority, as well as ensuring my footwear protects a dodgy ankle I fractured in school playing World Cup standard hockey.

Five Offensive Office Habits of the Marathon Runner

Tess Agnew | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tess Agnew

Your time is measured in weeks counting down to race day, and your life squeezed in around your training. I get it, because I'm this person too. Over the past couple of years of regular running I've perfected the following five offensive office habits that only marathon runners will understand.

Forget Marathon Running, It's All About The Gentle Jog

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Many of us admire marathon runners - even the idea of running 26 miles is tiring. But although these athletes may appear to be the epitome of fitn...

Barry's Bootcamp Made Me The Fittest I've Been In My Entire Life

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The first time I went to a Barry's Bootcamp class I was shocked. Not just physically, but emotionally. Walking to work after the 7.10am class had f...

Which is Better... Running or Walking?

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sally Norton

We all know that adding exercise to your lifestyle is one of the biggest steps you can take in improving your health. And one of the simplest (not to mention cheapest) forms of exercise is to go running or walking.

My New Love Affair With Parkrun

Shannon Colman | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Shannon Colman

On Saturday I took part in my first 'parkrun'. This is a weekly 5k run organised by volunteers and held in 305 park locations across the UK (and 561 in the world). Once registered free of charge, runners receive a barcode that allows them to receive their result after each run, which can be in any participating park.

Falling in Love....

Lisa Regan | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

The first class will always be hard and you will feel slightly at a disadvantage but not knowing the lay of the land. I remember a couple of years ago trying a step aerobics class, (now back then I didn't have the professional like rhythm I have now......)

Five Tips to Help Maintain Your Winter Running Mojo

Jez Bragg | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Sport
Jez Bragg

The New Year often signals the start of fitness campaigns for many people, but in some respects it's the hardest time of year to do so being in the midst of winter with shorter days and poor weather. It does however present the opportunity for a big psychological win if you can conquer these challenging factors and jump on the fitness wagon towards your chosen goal. ..

Four Fitness Apps To Help You Get Fit Without A Gym Membership

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

New year, new gym membership - well, that's what people keep telling us. But in true Say No To January spirit, we've decided to give the gym member...

Be Kind Lose Weight - How I Lost 5 Kilos in 6 Weeks

Cat Elliott | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Cat Elliott

By placing too much physical stress on the body it can initiate the release of the stress hormone, cortisol, which has been shown to cause weight gain. Hence why stress = weight gain, and how rest is ESSENTIAL to allow our body and our muscles to repair so we don't STRESS.

Escapism - Running Away From the Stresses of Daily Life

Jez Bragg | Posted 07.03.2015 | UK Sport
Jez Bragg

I'm a massive believer in the psychological benefits of running, as well as the more often talked about physical ones. Let's face it, daily life is fast paced, frantic and stressful for the majority of the population, so the opportunity to escape this world for a short while, on a regular basis, has to be a good thing.