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The Marathon des Sables - The Ten Secrets You Need to Know Before Running the World's Toughest Foot-Race

Bill Coles | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Sport
Bill Coles

In five weeks' time, at the beginning of April, there will take place in the Sahara this absolutely insane mid-life Rite of Passage when over 800 men and women will beast themselves to breaking point...

Running With Music: Hate or Motivate?

Jack Wilson | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jack Wilson

Running with music can be a glorious experience. When the perfect song kicks in it can take you to a place where tired legs, heavy breathing and copious amounts of sweat don't exist (or they don't bother you anymore).

Running the London Marathon? Jog on Jack!

Jack Wilson | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jack Wilson

I cannot emphasise enough just how far removed I am from those annoying people who are seemingly born with a 6-pack and effortlessly cruise through runs without breaking a sweat. It's all about hard graft for me. Like many 'growing lads', I was a victim of chronic puppy fat/grow baggage at school and running was the last thing I wanted to do.

Jogger Raves About Running In Snow, Immediately Falls Over

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Comedy

"It's the perfect texture for running," says Chelsea here - who was stopped by a news crew in Portland, Oregon, to talk about her and boyfriend Michae...

A Second Chance For New Year's Resolutions

Sarah O'Meara | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah O'Meara

For all those who are now contemplating spending every night this week curled up in front of Orange Is The New Breaking Bad after 'not going to the gym', I can only suggest that you're missing a trick by not to exercising your right to exercise.

Artist Maps Where People Run In The World's Best Cities

Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.02.2014 | UK Tech

Where do people like to run? You might be surprised by the answer. A digital artist has taken reams of data from the app Runkeeper, and produced these...

Rain? Boredom? Or the Half-Term Holiday? The Big Barrier to Keeping Fit (And How to Beat It)

Ben Whitmarsh | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Whitmarsh

Motivation is starting to ebb away, and many parents of schoolchildren probably share the latest obstacle to my ambition. With half term creeping up, we are due to go away on a family holiday, and all I can foresee is a week where my desire to stay in shape goes all wobbly.

British 'Forrest Gump' Talks About What It's Like To Run 5,000 Miles Across Canada

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Runner Jamie McDonald, also known as Britain's Forrest Gump isn't just one of the most hard-working joggers, he's also one of the nicest, as seen in t...

Bored of Running Marathons? Ten Great Challenges to Change Your Life

Bill Coles | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Sport
Bill Coles

So many endurance runners spend their lives knocking off endless marathons - and though they probably think it's a stretch, it's nothing of the sort. I guess it depends what you want out of life. Do you want to continue striving for the same goal over and over again? Or do you want to evolve?

Five Reasons You Should Never Go on a Running Date

The Guyliner | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

One date you shouldn't go on? Running. Or any fitness. But especially running. And it is a thing. A guy once asked me out for a running date and I read an execrable magazine column where one of the guys on a date wanted to go running. So it's officially a thing. And here's why you shouldn't do it.

Train for a Marathon in Three Days Flat - The 10 Dos and Don'ts

Bill Coles | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Sport
Bill Coles

There are a few things that you can do before the marathon that might help... Running is not one of these things. Should have done it months ago - but you didn't, and now you've only got three days left to train for the thing. Did I mention that you're clinically insane?

Training for a Marathon - The 10 Dos and Don'ts

Bill Coles | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Sport
Bill Coles

I know how the fantasy goes. Those wonderful dreams of striding along through the parks, powerful, effortless, and then the cheers and tears as you finally spill over the finish-line. The reality, as any runner knows, is a little different.

Girls, Get Running!

Liz Yelling | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Sport
Liz Yelling

I started running when I was nine years old and have really never stopped. My running life has been amazing and has taken me to two Olympic Games and some of the world's top races. I'm also a busy Mum but running is still very much a part of my life. I know it's not like that for everyone. I meet many women who say running simply isn't for them. More often that not they'll say they don't have time, they are not built to run, they don't like running or they simply 'can't' run...

What Do You Call 2,000 Santas?

Asa Bennett | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Asa Bennett

It's Sunday morning and I'm standing in a park gazing at a sea of red and white. Hundreds, nay thousands, are dashing around all dressed as Santa - and I'm one of them. Have I gone mad? You may think that from my straggly white beard and ill-fitting jacket.

Why It's So Important to Have the Right Running Kit in Winter

Poorna Bell | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

What I found was that when the air is damp and you're sweating, it's a recipe for disaster to wear thick, bulky clothes. When the sweat makes the clothes damp, it just doesn't dry, and so when you're walking back home, you're increasing your likelihood of a cold as your clothes are wet and your core temperature is dropping.

Shocking Yourself Fit

Steve Halsall | Posted 26.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Halsall

Often, when we workout, our bodies become accustomed and familiar with the same old exercises that we do week in, week out. From experience, the best results have come to those clients who are prepared to push the limits with intensity and are not afraid of trying something new.

How I Survived the 'Survival of the Fittest'... Just About

Elliot Wagland | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Sport
Elliot Wagland

Five employees from AOL and The Huffington Post, including myself, took part in the extreme urban assault course which was set in and around Battersea Power Station. Armed with only our thermal run gear and a GoPro camera we set out to tackle this monster urban assault course.

Nike Flash Pack Running: Be Seen And Safe When You're Running At Night

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK Tech

Drawing insights from runners clocking up the miles in the dark winter months, Nike designers have created the Flash Pack, a reflective and water repe...

What Would Miranda Kerr Do? An Experiment in Self-improvement - Week Three

Lottie O'Conor | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lottie O'Conor

As Week Three draws to a close, some things have got a lot easier, while others are getting increasingly difficult...

What Would Miranda Kerr Do? An Experiment in Self-improvement - Week One

Lottie O'Conor | Posted 13.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lottie O'Conor

Well, this is easy, I think to myself as I whip up a homemade juice on Monday morning. I haven't even thought about nutella once. Three hours later, and it's not going quite so well

What Would Miranda Kerr Do? An Experiment in Self-improvement

Lottie O'Conor | Posted 13.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lottie O'Conor

For me, this isn't about dieting. There won't be any calorie counting or weigh-ins. I'm thinking of it more as a social experiment: Does a healthy body really equal a healthy mind?

From Chelsea Buns, to Iron Buns

Sadie Brown | Posted 09.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sadie Brown

I recently turned 36, and don't get me wrong - I adore my thirties, but tipping the scales closer to forty, I looked over my soft curves with an extra portion of arse, and thought - It's now or never. My twenties were a ball of confusion, random sex, and insecurities, so I wouldn't want them back for love or money, but, I was a great deal slimmer.

9 Top Gadgets To Help You 'Run To The Beat' In 2013

Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK Tech

The Nike 'Run To The Beat' half-marathon is coming up in September, and while it may be too later to enter in 2013, there are as ever a number of runn...

It Is a Beautiful Thing to Lose

James Saward-Anderson | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
James Saward-Anderson

If we want to become better people, we must know what it feels like to lose or to be in the presence of someone who surpasses our own skill level to such a degree that our abilities pale into insignificance. This is something which should be cherished.

WATCH: Stiletto Running Race In The Ukraine

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

We can't quite work out what is more ridiculous - the fact that there actually exists a running competition which requires the wearing of 9 centimetre...