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Lessons From a Year of Running

Laura Maisey | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Sport
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Laura Maisey

On November 17th, 2014, I went for my first solo run. I was wearing an old pair of trainers that weren't the right size and leggings that I now realise were see-through. I was frustrated with not being good at it yet. I was impatient. It's taken a while but I'm finally at a point where I can reflect on some of the things I've learned on my running journey.

The Five (Honest) Stages of Running

Sarah Tinsley | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Tinsley

The truth is, on a windy November day, the last thing you feel like doing is putting your (permanently stinky) running shoes on and being buffeted around the park for an hour. While I find many running articles helpful, they're not exactly honest when it comes to the emotional experience of a run. Here is my attempt to redress that balance.

These Are a Few of My Favourite Things

Laura Maisey | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Maisey

Given that most of my days include either running or cycling, I've come to know and trust a few products that I now exclusively rely on. I'm fairly lazy to try things out for the sake of it and I'm very non-tech so these things provide me with everything I need.

Make Your Jog Less of a Slog - Seven Simple Tips to Avoid Running Into Pain

Adrian Farrell | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Adrian Farrell

By taking some key Alexander Technique principles into your running, it's possible to improve balance, coordination and freedom of movement - all invaluable things for anybody who exercises. And by increasing efficiency in your technique you can also reduce your risk of injury and boost your chance of running faster and more easily than you have ever run before.

Sick of The Tube Crush? Here's Four Commuting Alternatives

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK Tech

London Tube commuters put up with a lot, from periodic Tube strikes to getting way too close for comfort with hundreds of strangers on a daily basis. ...

How to Prepare for a Marathon

Laura Maisey | Posted 28.10.2015 | UK Sport
Laura Maisey

It is the night before my first marathon and, much like many other things I do, I have stumbled into it blithely unaware of what I am actually doing and just sort of hoping for the best. This being so, I have decided to share my fountain of marathon wisdom (in list format - who doesn't love a list?!) with anyone thinking of doing one themselves.

New Mum Breaks World Record For Buggy Marathon

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK Parents

A new mother has broken the world record for the fastest time running a marathon... while pushing her baby a buggy. Jessica Bruce, 32, completed th...

Know Someone Inspiring? Nominate Them Here

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

For the past two months, the Huffington Post UK has been working with Universal Channel to celebrate incredible individuals who are demonstrating 100%...

Combining Exercise With Doing Your Bit - Why I Knew I Had To Make A Change

Ivo Gormley | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ivo Gormley

In 2007 I was one of the many people in the UK not doing exercise. I used to play a lot of basketball, all the time in fact throughout my teenage years until my mid-20s when I moved to a new part of town. I fell out of the way of it, and I didn't exercise for a year or so. Everyone was telling me to join the gym but I just wasn't into it...

The Six Stages of Marathon Grief

Sabrina Lynch | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sabrina Lynch

In four weeks' time, thousands of people from around the world will descend on the East Coast of America to take part in the New York City Marathon and I'll be one of them. If anything, the past 14 weeks of training has opened my eyes to the six stages of Marathon Grief endured by first-timers when they make a commitment to take part in a 26.2 mile race.

Woman Proves Anyone Can Be A Runner, No Matter What Your Body Type

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Mirna Valerio isn't your typical ultramarathon runner. At 250 pounds, the 39-year-old is a far cry from the long and lean runners she regularly co...

We Were Born Barefoot: Running Naturally in Vibram FiveFinger Minimalist Footwear

Sarah Leighton | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Leighton

The majority of shod runners land with a heel strike, and they do so because the cushioned heel allows this without pain. However, this does not eliminate the forces which are imposed on the body by heel striking, and these forces have been associated with injury.

Woman Who Was Fat Shamed By A Van Driver Has The Last Laugh

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Lindsey Swift, 26, who was fat shamed by a van driver as she went for a run in August, has had the last laugh. After writing a powerful open lette...

Why Music is the Answer to Fitness Motivation

Danny Howard | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Entertainment
Danny Howard

Exercise has always been a massive part of my life - I did a sport science degree at university and did sport studies at college and at high school I always played football and tennis and whatever sports I could get my hands on.

Why 'Understanding Women's Lives' Is Key to Getting More Women Playing Sport

Ruth Holdaway | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK Sport
Ruth Holdaway

Like so many people around the country, my jaw dropped when I saw Jess Ennis-Hill steam through the finish line of the 800m in her final heptathlon ev...

The Girl Who Shouldn't Have Become a Runner

Laura Maisey | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Maisey

I've now been a runner for nine months and am training for a marathon but it wasn't until yesterday, chatting to a friend, that I realised what an unlikely journey this has been. I am now stronger, physically and mentally, than I've probably ever been.

Three Top Tips on How to Plan an Adventure

Laura Maisey | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Maisey

Hi. I'm Laura and I conducted a fairly shambolic four day run a few months back which featured much crying (by me), zero planning (me again), a lot of beauty (by nature) and a heroic ending (by which I mean, 'I made it without dying'). Clearly, I am a woman to be sought out for advice so I'm laying down a few golden rules that I found helped me in planning my adventure.

And We'll Keep Running, Running and Running

Lisa Regan | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

Running was never my main sport- it was just something you did to get you from A to B. I didn't actually start running until 2007-2008 and when I did start; I really did have to teach myself how to run. Perhaps in retrospect joining a running club might have been a good idea here.

Running It - for Local Women

Jane Ashbrook | Posted 11.08.2015 | UK Sport
Jane Ashbrook

I have always loved running and it wasn't until starting a family of my own that I truly began to value the simplicity of sticking on some trainers and running out the front door wherever I am in the world. It could be for 15 minutes or three hours - childcare depending of course!

Just Run. The Rest Will Come.

Laura Maisey | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Maisey

It will happen naturally. Although you might not necessarily say you're 'enjoying' it yet, you keep going. Your body feels the change happening, even though your brain still wants you to sit down. It's confused by your insistence on repeating this madness.

My Run Across Deserts and Mountains

Jamie Ramsay | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK Sport
Jamie Ramsay

In my last blog I gave and overview of why I decided to change my environment and seek a temporary life on the road running from Vancouver, Canada, to...

I Don't Look Like Erica Schenk When I Run...But Thats OK

Julie Creffield | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Creffield

Now I am all for changing up the imagery we see in the sport and fitness world and having positive role models when it comes to physical activity at every size for a change, but the fact she is a professional model somehow deters from the power of this statement.

Leaving the City to Run the World - Literally

Jamie Ramsay | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK Sport
Jamie Ramsay

On April fool's day 2014, I made a decision. A big decision that may change the course my life. I have spent the last 12 years working in London for...

What Happens When You Don't Listen

Laura Maisey | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Maisey

The problems people have with barefoot running, I think, is that they are not actually running barefoot. When I run barefoot, the fear of standing on stones makes me lift my arches up and land lightly on my feet.

Things You Learn While Running 90 Miles

Laura Maisey | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Maisey

There's something about journeys like this, that is bigger than fun and which it is important to recognise and treasure. It's hard to vocalise what it is exactly but I think it echoes back to that 'spectacular' thing I mentioned earlier.