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Don't Panic: Why Fear Is the Only Thing Standing Between You and Your First Marathon

Jackie Scully | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Sport
Jackie Scully

Over the last few weeks, with the London Marathon now within arm's reach, I have really felt the fear. And by fear, I mean fear of everything from fuelling to falling ill (pretty much on repeat). The highlights, you ask?

Running with Murakami

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 19.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ioan Marc Jones

I had to get inspired. I had to want to run. I asked successful runners for advice and a couple of friends told me to read a book. It seemed like strange advice, but it was worth a try. The next day I bought Haruki Murakami's What I Talk About When I Talk About Running.

Your Power Is Sourced From Your Struggle

Tasha Okeke | Posted 16.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Tasha Okeke

That's the thing I realised this morning as I came to the end of my 4 mile run this morning. Currently in training for the Varsity 10K which present...

In Defence of London

Laura Maisey | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Maisey

London is a reflection on our own willingness to embrace opportunity. If we can see other alternatives but dismiss them then continue to moan about the choices we have made, then London is not the problem. We are.

Life After Tragedy

Victoria Milligan | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Milligan

The morning of 5 May, 2013, started like any other morning. My husband, our four children and I were staying in our holiday home in North Cornwall for the bank holiday weekend and what a weekend it promised to be, the weather was glorious. After a morning of walking on the beach, sand castle making and splashing in the sea, we decided to go out on our speedboat, a RIB, and had a heavenly afternoon picnicking and driving up and down the stunning Camel estuary. It was the first time that we had been out on the boat all year and everyone was in a good mood, laughing and screaming as we rode the choppy waves. It was only when we were coming back into our mooring that disaster struck.

11 Things That Helped Me Complete My First Half Marathon

Amy Packham | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Packham

I took away the "choice" I had whether or not I should go for a run and made it a necessity in my everyday life, a habit. We do things every day that we don't want to do - cooking, doing our washing, tidying up the kitchen and if we actually had a choice, it's easier to say no.

British Man Dies After Collapsing Near The Finish Line Of The Malta Marathon

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK

A British man who died taking part in the Malta marathon had joked about taking part in the race again just moments before he died. Mike Freeman, b...

What I Think About When I'm Running

Julia Bryson | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Julia Bryson

I think about my grief, my guilt, and whether my thoughts are normal and how they can be healed. I think about my speed, how far I've run, and try to push myself to keep going when I feel like giving up.

Why You Shouldn't Let Anyone Stop You #MovingForward In Life

Jackie Scully | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jackie Scully

I started running because I wanted to show cancer that it could take a lot of things - my hair, my right boob, my tummy fat (to create the new boob) and my dignity - but it would never take my smile.

Dad Runs Half Marathon With Pram, Breaks World Record

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK Parents

A dad who ran a half marathon while pushing his 20-month-old daughter in a pram not only won the race, but managed to break a world record. Callum ...

Six of the Best Excuses for Not Running - And One Big Reason Why You Should

Jackie Scully | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jackie Scully

Rather than sit here squeezing my knee every five minutes (which I am sure is not helping) I thought I'd share my very best excuses for not exercising (along with the responses I think right now) in the hope that it might encourage you to clock up a few excuse-free miles for yourself.

You Are a Runner Too

Laura Maisey | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK Sport
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Laura Maisey

In the past 24 hours, I've had two really great conversations with two fabulous ladies about running. I guess sometimes you don't realise how your thoughts about something have changed until you vocalise it. For example, these are the things I was writing on my blog 15 months ago, when I became a runner...

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.