Top Running Clothes for the Summer

Whether you’re out on a training run or you’re racing a marathon it’s important you feel comfortable in your running clothes no matter the weather. On the assumption that the heat is coming for at least a few days this year, why not prepare yourself so you can take advantage of those precious days. Running…

Inov-8, the Natural Runner

Designed to take the running back to its most innate form, Inov-8 shoes can take you anywhere – from road to rocks, mud to sand, the mountains to the box. Natural by nature, they aim to keep the foot close to the ground so that one can feel and adapt to the terrain beneath them, to help you…

Marathons: To Run or not to Run

The Kielder marathon in the North-East is one of the most picturesque marathons in the UK, and although highly competitive is hardly the place one would expect the antics of 32-year-old, Sunderland Harriers runner Rob Sloan in this year’s event. Members of the public on their way to cheer on runners crossing the finish line…

British runner aiming for 1,000 marathons

The thought of training, taking part and finishing a marathon is enough to make anyone feel a bit queasy. To run 26.2 miles is a tremendous feat, and takes an awful lot of time and preparation in order to complete it. Now imagine completing 700 of them….that’s right, 700! One man from Breaston has achieved…

100-year-old man proves age is not a hindrance

A 100-year-old man has recently finished a four and a half kilometre run, having completed his first marathon at the late age of 89! Fauja Singh, an Indian born Sikh from London completed the event in around 40 minutes, having just last month finished the Toronto Waterfront Marathon in just over eight hours alongside a…

Rookie Runner

Admittedly since I left University 18 months ago I have not been the most active of people, but when you get out of a routine of physical activity you’ll be surprised how easy it is to stop. For two years I was a goalkeeper for a 5-a-side University team, I played squash, tennis and tried…

World Record narrowly missed at Frankfurt Marathon

Imagine running for 26 miles and 385 yards for over a period of two hours, only to find that you’ve missed out on the coveted World Record by just four seconds! Well, believe it or not, this is exactly what happened to Kenya’s Wilson Kipsang over the weekend in the Frankfurt Marathon. The race, held…

Ouch. And ouch again.

I knew it was going to be hard, but even so… running 13.1 miles has never been so awful. Yep, the Bristol Half has been and gone and I’ve only just recovered the use of my legs. I knew I hadn’t done enough training but I still sort of thought that I might be able…