Run for the Journey

Run for the Journey

Vested Interest in a Golden Era – Ovett versus Coe
Ovett and Coe, Britain's great middle-distance rivals, had raced only once on the track before the 1980 Moscow Games. Matt Long, editorial contributor to Athletics Weekly magazine, recalls the Ovett versus Coe rivalry,...
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The Best UK Races for Summer and Autumn

The Best UK Races for Summer and Autumn

The landscape of races is different this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find events near you. There are many more race options on offer than last summer, with...
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A Day In The Life Of An Athlete

A Day In The Life Of An Athlete

Have you ever wondered what it's like being an elite athlete? Is alcohol banned and what about diet? This week we go behind the scenes to chat to Seb Rodger,...
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How to Survive Running in the Heat

How to Survive Running in the Heat

There’s no need to quit running when the temperature soars. By taking a few precautions, you can head out into the heat – you may even benefit. Most runners are...
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12 Inspirational Mile Runners

12 Inspirational Mile Runners

With the Olympics fast approaching, we take a look at that iconic middle distance event the mile – somehow more magical than 1500m – and some of the inspirational athletes who brought times down over the years.
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6 Reasons to Love Summer Running

6 Reasons to Love Summer Running

Longer days and warmer weather - summer is well and truly here. The heat and humidity make it notoriously challenging, but there is so much to love about summer running....
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How to Get Involved with Global Running Day

How to Get Involved with Global Running Day

The first Wednesday in June is Global Running Day, “a worldwide celebration of running that encourages everyone to get moving”. The perfect excuse to try something different! Whether you’re a...
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How To Improve Your Cardiovascular Endurance

How To Improve Your Cardiovascular Endurance

We all want to improve our running fitness, but sometimes training relentlessly, without structure, can lead to a plateau in performance. Understanding what we are asking our bodies to do,...
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6 Tips for Running the Perfect Mile

6 Tips for Running the Perfect Mile

May is always “mile month” for us as we celebrate the anniversary of the first sub-four-minute mile at the Iffley Road track, Oxford, back in 1954. So why not attempt...
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The Return to parkrun – 6 Week Training Plan

The Return to parkrun – 6 Week Training Plan

As we progress along the roadmap out of lockdown, one key date for the running community is the return of parkrun on 5th June. We give you a six-week training...
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Q&A: 38-Minute 10k at Age 65 – Part Two

Q&A: 38-Minute 10k at Age 65 – Part Two

We recently interviewed Dan Schlesinger, an acclaimed local artist who finished 3rd at the 1982 New York Marathon (behind Alberto Salazar). Dan also illustrated the Japanese edition Harry Potter books...
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