UK Running

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 22.01.2015 | 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 21.01.2015 | 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 08.01.2015 | 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 06.01.2015 | 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.

Learning Life's Lessons

Lisa Regan | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

Now with all my infinite wisdom and 29 years I know that everything in this life that you want you must work and work incredibly hard at and for. I used to think I was good at working at my weaknesses but really what I would do was work at what I was good at and try and become great at that and completely neglect the things I found the toughest.

Getting Past the First 30 Seconds

Julie Creffield | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Creffield

The reality that is after just 30 seconds of intense exercise we feel like we really might actually die. So you find yourself in a strange catch 22 position, whereby many people just do nothing through fear of the challenge ahead.

Remember The Guy Who Raced A Tube Train? Now He's Up Against A Boat

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Comedy

When he raced a Tube, he won. Now take a look at what happened when James Heptonstall and his friend Noel Carroll tried to race the Thames Clipper...

The Success of Every Single Woman Is an Inspiration for Us All

Lisa Regan | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

I feel as women we should change the tone of the conversation and learn to really support each other, to encourage and to really mean it. To want others to do well and to be truly happy is what we all should be striving for, not to be looking on through a snarl and a negative eye.

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 29.12.2014 | 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 28.12.2014 | 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 24.12.2014 | 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 20.12.2014 | 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 08.12.2014 | 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 01.12.2014 | 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. ...