Every Saturday, at 9am, thousands of people run a lap or two of their local park, often meeting old friends and making new ones. For some, parkrun is a weekly, unmissable, ritual that keeps their mental health intact, for others, it’s the inspiration to wake up before 9am and set up their weekend, and for
As the alarm sounded at 5:45, bleary eyed I stowed my suitcase in the boot of mum’s car and after one last check of all the paperwork we were off to Gatwick. Bag drop was smooth and despite a small delay at security (I forgot to take my energy gels out of my carry-on before
Author: Helen Gaunt Before every run or workout, we all know it’s important to warm up. But what’s the science behind it and what is the recommended way to prepare our body to its best advantage? Have you heard of the RAMP approach? This is a progressive, dynamic warm up whereby you Raise (the heart
At Men’s Running, we’ve become somewhat of a headphones snob. That’s partly because we love running to music, and partly because we just love music. This makes headphones something of a key purchase. The sports Bluetooth headphones market is a competitive space with brands like Bose and Sennheiser all producing quality products. But, at the
In partnership with Fitbit Want to get the most from your 10K training and racing? Using a Fitbit Ionic: adidas edition will help you measure and track your progress Deciding to really go for a 10K is a bold choice. Run it flat out from the start and you’ll have legs like lead by halfway.
Men’s Running’s Lewis Banner tackles the Simplyhealth Great North Run for the first Tyne I have done the Great South Run five times but have never ventured the 350 miles north to tackle the much talked about Simplyhealth Great North Run. My first impressions were that the locals were friendly and the atmosphere filling the
Men’s Running in partnership with ashmei Be Cool In Wool – your chance to win some seriously cool ashmei run gear ashmei has long been a champion of the incredible performance benefits of Merino wool. This season, premium British run and cycle apparel brand has teamed up with The Woolmark Company to extol the virtues
Want to improve your recovery and performance? Try compression wear. MR talked to Cindy Liu, General Manager of Merchandise – Compression at 2XU and James Broatch, Research Fellow at the Australian Institute of Sport, about just why you should dress to compress MR: How has technology moved on in compression wear? CL: Muscle support remains
Treadmill running is a bit like Marmite – you either love it or you hate it. There doesn’t seem to be much middle ground. I even own a treadmill and yet, for months on end, it sits there, gathering dust and being used as an impromptu rack for drying washing. I’d always had a similar
The moment we enter a race, the likelihood is we’ll have a target in mind. It might be a conservative one or you might be looking to put your personal best out of sight, but it will be a target nonetheless. For anyone running this weekend’s adidas City Run in Shoreditch (www.adidascityruns.com), having a target
Hundreds of thousands of pounds were raised in York today as over 10,000 runners pulled on their trainers to celebrate the sixth running of the Asda Foundation Yorkshire Marathon. The streets of the historic city were a cavalcade of colour as the runners made their way around the scenic course cheered on by enthusiastic spectators
“Are you going for a run?” The receptionist in my hotel looked genuinely confused as I headed out of the door in full running kit. After all, it was almost 11pm – a time when many young Genevois are only just starting their evening – but the 110km LG Trail from Lausanne to Geneva in
As someone whose competitive running these days is confined to whatever happens to be the local parkrun that week, it was with no small amount of trepidation that I entered the adidas City Run Shoreditch 10K at the eleventh hour – mainly to keep our Fitbit-powered running team company. I need to confess that my
Take a look at these four shoes in our mini-review Asics Roadhawk FF Price: £100 Weight: 245g Heel Drop: 8mm First up, this is a neutral shoe and definitely not for those who over-pronate. The Roadhawk FF weighs in at a lightweight 245g and still provides plenty of plush cushioning (thanks to the Flytefoam midsole).
SportsinjuryFix.com Clinical Director Mike James, an endurance specialist Physiotherapist from South Wales, provides advice on calf pain in runners The calf complex is composed of the plantaris, soleus, and gastrocnemius muscles and injuries to these structures are very common in runners. Although calf pain after acute muscle strain injury is expected and needs to be
£35.99 https://getabearhug.com Runners can be a hard crowd to win over. Give them a carbon plated shoe and tell them it will shave seconds off their 10K personal best and they’ll bite your hand off; tell them that passive stretching after work outs will improve recovery and the response will be a trifle more sceptical.
If you watch kids on a playground, zipping across the baseball field, or just trying to catch the bus, you will notice they run with an easy, natural stride. After all, as soon as we learn to walk, we start to run. Like walking, dancing, jumping rope, riding bikes, or team sports, running is an
Olympian. Medalist. Record-holder. Athlete. Coach. Champion. Author. Shalane Flanagan has had a lot of different titles throughout the years. But the one she’s sought the longest is now her favorite: mom. Flanagan, 38, and her husband, Steven Edwards, 40, welcomed their son, Jack Dean Edwards, on April 28, through adoption. It was a long-time coming,
On Friday the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) released results of a survey it conducted in recent weeks asking runners wide-ranging questions about what would make them feel most comfortable in returning to races and group runs amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the many key findings? Runners will forego the usual perks and swag
When I saw the photo of Shalane Flanagan’s new son through adoption, my heart leapt the way a mother’s heart does at the sight of a newborn. But I also felt a special connection to little Jack himself. Like him, I was adopted at birth. Growing up, being adopted was the most extraordinary thing. For