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Dawn Nisbet | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dawn Nisbet

As part of my day job (that's the one where I look semi-professional and in control and active wear is not the outfit of choice) I have the pleasure o...

The Different Masks That We Wear

Marcus Brown | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Marcus Brown

Oscar Wilde said, "Be yourself; everyone else is taken." Although it's a great idea to just be ourself, one of our greatest fears is to show our true ...

Five Simple, Practical Concepts Which Have Changed My Life

Rosie Leizrowice | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Leizrowice

Concepts are far more powerful than facts or instructions. Whenever I want to make a change in my life, I look for flexible concepts which can be applied to a range of areas- the broader the better. Here are 5 which have had the biggest impact over the last year.

Mud, Sweat And Tears: A Half-Marathon With A Difference

Jonathan Young | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jonathan Young

Running events evoke all sorts of emotions. There's the nerves in the build-up; the desire as you spring from the start line; the agony of over-worked muscles; the flickering between camaraderie and competition.

Ten Tips For Training For Your First Marathon

Alana Gray | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alana Gray

Got a spring marathon or half marathon coming up, getting nervous, and scrabbling for some last minute training tips?! Having trained for the last three years for a marathon (yes I only ended up completing one, but that's neither here nor there...;-)) and with three half marathons under my belt I feel like I'm at least semi qualified to give this advice!

How To Make Your Workouts More Mindful: From Running To Weightlifting

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

People so often use workouts to de-stress that it’s usual to be distracted, switched off and on autopilot while you exercise. But if our mind isn’...

Seven Marathons, Seven Days, Seven Continents - Done!

Georgie Acons | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Sport
Georgie Acons

I have a lot of people to thank, everyone who donated to the charity, to everyone for their messages of support, my friends family and work colleagues, Tom, everyone at Psycle and everyone involved in the world marathon challenge; the organisers, the volunteers, the support crews and my fellow runners.

Eating Disorder Recovery Is Possible. I'm Running The Marathon To Prove It.

Laura Bennett | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Laura Bennett

If you relate to any of this, know that it is possible to recover, to rediscover balance, there are things in place to help you and I know it's a scary step to take but I am living proof that you won't regret it; there is no shame in asking for help and no greater strength than the overcoming of inner turmoil.

You're Not Too Fat Or Too Slow To Run A Marathon

Alison King | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alison King

How does a back of the packer get to run in the world's most prestigious marathon and be on the starting line with an icon of our sport? I'd love to ...

Gradually Build Up Marathon Training To Avoid 'Runner's Knee'

Ian McDermott | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ian McDermott

According to Sport England, more people are signing up to marathon events and the number of weekly runners in England rose by 63,000 to 2.1 million in 2015. But with greater numbers of you pounding the pavements, are you taking adequate precautions to protect yourselves against injury?

If You Workout, You Need To Know About Active Recovery (And This Is How You Do It)

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Sometimes we can get so hung up on nailing our fitness goals, we don’t give our bodies enough time to recharge and recover. High intensity workouts ...

6 Of The Best Runs In London To Smash Your Fitness Goals At Lunchtime

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Not everyone can drag themselves out of bed at the crack of dawn to workout and if you have plans in the evenings, your training goes on the backburne...

I Woke Up From A Coma Locked-In My Own Body

Kate Allatt | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK
Kate Allatt

life less ordinary banner I over thought 24/7, seven days per week and felt horrific anxiety and fear. Fear that my husband may be encouraged to switch off my life support machine in the early days. I also suffered severe boredom, sleeplessness - because you slept out of boredom during the day - and experienced graphic hallucinations, that no one warned me or my family about. I was scared shitless of dying, then at other times, I wished I could physically pull the plug on my own life support machine.

Popping The Volunteering Cherry

Tina Medlock | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tina Medlock

Way back in 2013, I took part in my first run and on 21st January 2017 I completed my 85th. Those that know me will tell you that I never tire of telling anyone that will listen of what a great concept parkrun is and how I love the inclusive environment that you can take advantage of a free local 5k run.

How Learning To Love The Gym Eased My Anxiety

Katie Teehan | Posted 19.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Teehan

'Oh god, have you been at the gym again?' I arrive to dinner with friends carrying a tell-tale sports bag, and inwardly wince at their reactions. The joking 'you're obsessed' comments, the well-meaning but misplaced concern that I'm doing too much, and even worse, the implication hanging in the air that somehow my attendance at a spinning class makes them feel bad, or a bit lazy.

Achieving Marathon Des Sables 2017 Is All In The Preparation

Andrew White | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew White

I'm not sure what possessed me to enter Marathon Des Sables other than a wish to have a long term goal to build towards. An opportunity to do something that would test my mettle, mind and sportsmanship.

Olympian Greg Rutherford Reveals His Workout Schedule And Why He Went Gluten Free

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

As the hero who won gold at the London 2012 Olympics, you’d think Greg Rutherford’s training would mainly involve being on the track and field. B...

The Importance Of The Balance Between A Healthy Mind And A Healthy Body

Marcus Brown | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Marcus Brown

In the fitness world I believe that what we can physically see, gets more positive attention than what we cannot tangibly see occurring in the mind.

A 150mile Sahara Desert Foot Race, Singing Out Loud And A Taste For Gin Taught Me Anything Is Possible

Harjeet Johal | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK
Harjeet Johal

life less ordinary banner Nothing could have prepared me for how I felt when I first saw the empty infinity stretch out in front of me. I could hear it goading me. What right do you have to be here! It shouted. This was mankind's most deadly theatre. It had consumed armies; halted dictators and sucked the life out of the unprepared. It was going to chew me up and spit me out. It told me it would destroy me. It would spare my life but not my dignity. I nodded politely but then stared it down, hard. I had other ideas. "Let's see", I said, as I turned and walked back down the hillock of sand (I tripped a little as I got to the bottom).

7 Lessons Learned From Channel 4's 'How To Get Fit Fast'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

We’re all officially obsessed with fitness. Gym membership is at an all-time high and social media is chock-a-block with photos of weight loss trans...

Running Keeps Me Sane

Aisling Gray | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Parents
Aisling Gray

Post-kids, I need running in my life more than ever. My mind, overflowing with to do lists that never quite get done, would without doubt explode if I didn't have running to rely on to clear my constantly muddied head.

Running Without Fear: Breaking Down The Barriers To Participation

Laura Fountain | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Fountain

Most of the time, we aren't bothered by harassment, but occasionally you'll get someone who thinks it's acceptable to make a derogatory comment or yell out something to our runners. However, there's solidarity in a group, so it's much easier to ignore any comments that might come our way.

Seven Marathons, Seven Days, Seven Continents

Georgie Acons | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Sport
Georgie Acons

On the 23rd January myself and 32 others will be starting an attempt to run 7 marathons in 7 days on the 7 continents around the world. The challenge starts on a glacier in Antarctica and then travels through Chile, Miami, Madrid Marrakesh, Dubai before finishing in Sydney. I will have 168 hours to cover 183 miles with around 60 hours of flying thrown in for good measure.

A Marathon Runner's Guide To Middle Eastern Politics, Part One

Michael Barron | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Politics
Michael Barron

This year marks the 20th anniversary of running my first marathon*. It was the London Marathon in April 1997. Over the same period of time, longer in fact, I have also been an observer and analyst of Middle Eastern politics. Reflecting on two obsessions that have been important in my professional and personal life, what have I learnt from marathon running that can be applied to my analysis and observation of Middle Eastern politics?

Nine Tips For Mindful Running - The Way To Go!

Alexa Frey | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Alexa Frey

Recent research has shown that combining mindfulness and running has a greater impact on depressive symptoms than either of the two activities alone. So how can we bring mindfulness and running together? Here are some ideas for runners of all levels: