UK Running

It's Okay If You Aren't a 'Proper Runner'

Amy Dear | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Dear

The appeal of a Running Club is clear. Safety in numbers can be literal (attacks on lone runners are a sad reality) but it can also be a kind of solidarity. You're not the only one wondering how much of your underwear is visible through Lycra - there's two dozen just like you coming down the path.

Breast Cancer Survivor Will Run London Marathon On Her 82nd Birthday

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

More than 35,000 runners are expected to take part in the London Marathon on Sunday, including our new fitness hero, Diana Green. Diana will be runnin...

What Marathon Running Taught Me About Fear

Julie Creffield | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Creffield

The funny thing is, the fear is almost identical to the fear you feel when you actually sign up for you first big race. That sinking feeling that you have just made the biggest mistake of your life and that everyone is going to laugh at even the thought that you think you can do this.

Arctic Air Could Bring Snow To This Year's London Marathon

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK

Runners at the London Marathon could face sleet and even snow, thanks to a cold snap brought on by advancing Arctic air. As if the gruelling 26.2 mile...

Injury-Free Running: The Golden Secret You Need to Know

Bill Coles | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Bill Coles

For myself, I'd been running for well over a decade before I first came across the Golden Secret five years ago. I was training for the Marathon des Sables, in the Sahara, and one of the absolute keys to finishing this extraordinary race is to stay injury-free.

The Free Run At The Centre Of A Huge Row Has Now Been Cancelled

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 14.04.2016 | UK

The parkrun at the centre of a row over charges to use a park has been cancelled. Organisers of the weekly fun run have said they will appeal against ...

Giles Coren Says ‘Lycra-Covered Elephants’ Are Right To Be Charged For Park Run

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 13.04.2016 | UK

Giles Coren has told runners upset at being charged to exercise in a park in Bristol to "get a grip" after widespread outrage at a local council. The ...

Parkrunners! Unite and Take Over

Sam Larcombe | Posted 13.04.2016 | UK
Sam Larcombe

I am slightly stunned that this council has voted this plan through but I feel this is a small example of the country's problems at large. Just as this council seek to sacrifice a genuine force for good at the alter of finance, the Prime Minister sought to cut disabilities benefits with one hand and take tax free gifts with the other...

Here's A Foolproof Way To Stop Blisters Every Time

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK Tech

If your feet are prone to blisters, science has now found a cheap but effective answer. The key lies with applying surgical paper tape to areas prone ...

Fame, Fundraising and 400 Marathons: How the UK's Marathon Man Has Gone Unnoticed

Alex Gatenby | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK Sport
Alex Gatenby

At the end of the day, whether someone's a celebrity fundraiser or a "normal" person, the underlying moral of selflessness is still the same - they're just trying to raise money for a good cause.

18 Signs You Know You've Spent Too Much Time Training for a Marathon

Jackie Scully | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jackie Scully

At some point over the last four months, I did something the Jackie of two years ago would never have thought possible. I fell in love with a little thing called running (oh, and compression tights and moulded insoles and basically any form of tight-fitting clothing).

The Double Edged Sword of Weight Loss

Laura Maisey | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Maisey

Losing weight as a consequence of becoming a runner is no great surprise. It's the stuff of women's magazines everywhere. That doesn't mean, however, that when it happens to you, you are familiar with the effects this will have.

The Day I Discovered The One Thing That Can Calm My Overthinking Mind

Amy Packham | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Packham

I felt happy. I felt proud. I even smiled to myself (I'm sure much to the amusement of people passing by) while I was running home after an hour of meandering through the streets.

Girls That Have Their Lives Together Don't Exist

Beth Hurst | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Beth Hurst

It's hard being a young girl these days. Someone always has a better instagram than you, with more pictures of detox smoothies that have more likes than your profile has put together. It seems that everyone else is exercising more, is doing better career wise than you, and has perfect hair while they do it.

One In Five Adults Can't Run Further Than 100 Metres

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

One fifth of adults feel the furthest they can run is 100 metres, new figures show. Additionally almost half of adults - 48% of women and 42% of men -...

Be Grateful for the People Who Help You Go That Extra Mile

Jackie Scully | Posted 29.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jackie Scully

My dad is one of my running inspirations. It means so much to me that he was the person I started running with on chemo two years ago. And, it means even more that he's still taking every step with me.

Five Tips for Avoiding Injury in Your Marathon Training

Chris Hall | Posted 28.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Hall

There's less than one month to go until the London Marathon, and competitors will be ramping up their training. The problem with increasing volume is that you also increase the chances of injury. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to make sure you're fighting fit when marathon day arrives...

Forget the Wilderness - Let's Celebrate Running in the City

Sam Humphrey | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Humphrey

The city provides as much opportunity for exploration and enjoyment as the wilderness; we need only make the effort to look further than the nearest park and the next big city marathon. Here are four things that should be embraced by every urban runner.

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...