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Making Your Adventure a Reality

Laura Maisey | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Sport
Laura Maisey

1. Find a place you are interested in I am fascinated by Italy's history. Who doesn't love a good Roman?! I mean, apart from the sanitation, the medi...

Preparing Your Mind for a Marathon

Chris Hall | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Sport
Chris Hall

Nothing will beat the feeling of satisfaction you feel when you cross the finish line, and making sure you're mentally prepared will make the run not just more achievable, but more enjoyable too!

10 Easy(ish) Ways to Start Running

Julie Creffield | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Creffield

Let's go back to basics and simply review the very best ways to begin your running journey with suggestions for how to actually start...none of them are particularly easy, but nothing worth having in life is right?

Why I'm Addicted to Race Bling

Beki Cadd | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Beki Cadd

Yesterday I took on the Winter Run 10k in London, adding another medal to my growing collection. Here's why I turned out in the rain to pound the pavements with 15,000 other runners and Why I'm Addicted to Race Bling.

The Nine Signs You Know You're a First-Time Marathon Runner

Jackie Scully | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jackie Scully

It was the point at which I was telling a colleague that the prospect of a two-run weekend (with a 10k race instead of a Sunday lie in) was deeply exciting that I realised just how much my life has changed - and how one-note my chat has become!

Ten Cities Made for Running | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Although running evokes images of people bounding effortlessly through fields, woods and over mountain trails, cities can be great places to run in. As well as urban routes that provide the opportunity to sneak in some sightseeing, many of these concrete jungles have big parks and riverside routes. Taking in five continents, we've selected ten cities made for running.

Kevin Hart Kicks Off #MoveWithHart In London

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Sport

Hollywood actor and funnyman Kevin Hart ran through the streets of London yesterday as he was joined by a cast of hundreds. Hart, who's in the UK p...

11 Things Running Has Taught Me About Life

Jackie Scully | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jackie Scully

How liberating it is to not have to push your glasses up your nose every 2 seconds! Now I've overcome my fear of poking my eyes out, I've begun to enjoy the little details that have, for years, remained out of focus.

The Eight Things You Should Never Say to a First-time Marathon Runner

Jackie Scully | Posted 17.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jackie Scully

It does seem that every man and his dog has something to say about my - some might say - reckless marathon challenge. And, I've got to admit, some of it is just a little bit weird. What anyone faced with relentless street pounding, high vis outfits and reduced quantities of alcohol does not want to hear is any of the following...

If I Can Keep My Running Resolutions, So Can You

Jackie Scully | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jackie Scully

Already tempted to tuck away your trainers in time for 2017's resolution attempts? Then spare a thought for the thousands of people braving those dark January mornings - and even darker nights - as they prepare themselves for what is, for many, the ultimate running challenge: the London Marathon. I never thought I'd be one of them.

Running Scared

Cheryl Barry | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Cheryl Barry

When a family member asked me what I wanted for Christmas, I flippantly emailed a list comprising 2 items - 1) pyjamas and 2) running clothes with a note that said "In case I ever get my arse moving in 2016."

Woman With Rheumatoid Arthritis Runs 127 Miles In Three Days

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The thought of running a marathon is enough to make most of us feel tired, but a woman with rheumatoid arthritis has ran the equivalent of nearly five...

The Stark Beauty of Winter Running

Laura Maisey | Posted 23.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Maisey

Maybe it's the stoic Englishwoman in me that thrives on cold weather. Maybe it's the joy of being in conditions traditionally seen as unfavourable and finding beauty in them. Maybe it's the wonder of seeing the seasons change.

Running With the Tribe

Rob Martineau | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rob Martineau

We'd run 200 miles, following black mud roads through fields that had gone grey in the rain. We were tired, a little nervous, but most of all we were pumped for adventures ahead. We had 800 miles to go, 24 days to make them in, 8 countries to cross to reach Dubrovnik, where the 1,000 miles ended.

Cruising At Mile 24

Laura Maisey | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Sport
Laura Maisey

I recently did a marathon and, due to circumstances out of my control, I ran once in the fortnight leading up to it and only a handful of times in the...

Arthritis Won't Keep Me From Running the 2016 London Marathon

C-J Green | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Sport
C-J Green

There will be days when I can't face training and there will be times when the pain may dampen my spirits. But I keep imagining the moment when I will cross the finish line. I will be able to look back on another extraordinary moment of my life and know that I made it.

Woman With Autism And Cerebral Palsy Stars On Running Magazine Cover

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 02.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A fitness enthusiast, who has autism and mild cerebral palsy, stars on the latest cover of Women's Running Magazine - and we have to say, she looks be...

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%...