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STRETCHING THE POINT

KEEP STRETCHING while injured or under the weather and your health as well as your fitness will benefit, found a small study from Japan.

A single 40-minute allover static limbering session significantly improved arterial function in the upper and lower body for up to an hour afterwards in one group of healthy, but relatively inactive, young men.

And repeating the session – which included 10 stretches for muscle groups in the arms, legs, neck and trunk performed three times and held for 30 seconds while sitting, standing and lying on the back and stomach – may result in long-term arterial benefit, said the researchers in the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

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THE BIG INTERVIEW 14 HOLLY BRADSHAW Why only medals are good enough now for Britain’s top pole vaulter SPOTLIGHT 18 RIO MIGHT-HAVE-BEENS The potential stars of the future who were not at the 2016 Olympics ACTION 36 GREAT SOUTH RUN Chris Thompson and Tirunesh Dibaba take fast victories on the south coast 40 SOUTHERN CROSS RELAY Highgate Harriers and London Heathside crowned champions 42 MIDLAND CROSS RELAY Tipton’s men and Telford’s women take the senior titles 44 NORTHERN CROSS RELAY Lincoln Wellington lead the way with senior double PERFORMANCE 26 Sports science news 28 Coach Insight – Andy Young 30 Circuit training without a gym 34 Hi-vis products reviewed NEWS 6 Relay boys out to make amends 8 Tom Bosworth targets 50km move RESULTS & FIXTURES 46 Results round-up 57 What’s On – fixtures guide REGULARS 22 View From The Stands 24 Young Athlete 61 Quiz – test your athletics knowledge 62 Dip Finish

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Editor’s Letter
CHRIS THOMPSON’S victory in the Great South Run reminds us
THE BIG INTERVIEW
HOLLY BRADSHAW OPENS UP ABOUT THE LACK OF COMPETITION IN BRITAIN
SPOTLIGHT
10 POTENTIAL STARS OF LONDON 2017 WHO MISSED OUT ON THEIR MAIN EVENTS IN RIO
ACTION
DISTANCE GREAT LEADS ETHIOPIAN 1-2, AS IT’S CHRIS THOMPSON’S TURN FOR THE WIN OVER ANDY VERNON
LONDON CLUBS TAKE HONOURS IN SENIOR RACES
THE HARRIERS TAKE THE SENIOR MEN’S TITLE AS VETERAN CLAIRE MARTIN LEADS TELFORD’S WINNING WOMEN
LINCOLN WELLINGTON WIN SENIOR TITLES AS JOE STEWARD AND RACHAEL BURNS TAKE THE FASTEST LAPS
PERFORMANCE
WINTER training is notoriously tough, but it needn’t be time-consuming
A BIZARRE-LOOKING training mask said to simulate the effects of
REGULAR running triggers a molecule that can help repair certain
MOST people (65%) think weight training is a bad idea
CAN beer drinking, in moderation, have a positive effect on
KEEP STRETCHING while injured or under the weather and your
THE COACH OF LAURA MUIR OUTLINES HIS METHODS TO EMILY MOSS
CIRCUIT TRAINING DOESN’T NEED TO BE COMPLICATED OR TIME-CONSUMING. OLYMPIC FINALIST EILISH McCOLGAN GIVES HER TAKE ON A SIMPLE STRENGTH SESSION YOU CAN DO AT HOME WITH MINIMAL EQUIPMENT
PAUL FREARY CHECKS OUT THE LATEST HI-VIS PRODUCTS THAT WILL HELP KEEP YOU SAFE THIS WINTER
NEWS
SEEING Harry Aikines-Aryeetey (p6) and Christine Ohuruogu (p7) reflecting on
MORE than 15,000 applications were submitted by people hoping to
HARRY AIKINES ARYEETEY says the 4x100m relay team feel prepared
LONDON 2017 has secured Müller as its first national partner
ADAM GEMILI has put himself forward for election to the
CHRISTINE OHURUOGU says Britain’s strength in depth in the women’s
BRITAIN’S BEST EVER 20KM RACE WALKER WILL STEP UP TO THE 50KM AT THE END OF 2018 SEASON
THE EUROPEAN Race Walking Conference of 2016 will be held
THE 90TH anniversary of the Enfield Open 7 Miles Road
AN ELITE team of athletes based in Birmingham are aiming
GRANTS totalling £1.6 million have been awarded by the London
MO FARAH will compete at the Müller Anniversary Games in
THE BROOKS Snowdonia Marathon Eryri returns for its 34th edition
LONDON 2017 is looking for athletes who are interested in
THE SELECTION criteria for the 2018 Commonwealth Games for Team
RUN ENGLAND will be replaced by a new initiative called
KENYAN javelin thrower Julius Yego has walked away from a
OPPORTUNITIES to represent England at cross-country will be plentiful over
CLAIMS MADE by UK Athletics (UKA) chairman Ed Warner that
THE IAAF has expressed its delight at the progress being
THE THIRD annual ‘Bud’s Run’ at the University of Birmingham
DAVE COCKSEDGE, a former assistant editor at Athletics Weekly, has
TOM POLLAK has been awarded the Cliff Temple Memorial Award
ENTRIES for the British Athletics Cross Challenge series are being
RESULTS & FIXTURES
THE area cross-country relays are struggling to match the quality
Exeter River Valley: C Newman 18:51 W50 91.64%; Hull: S
Overall: 1 J Gillick (Wym) 34:25; 2 J Scoggins (Norw)
Overall: 1 P Fernandez (Abing, M40)2:38:38; 2 D Broadley (Poole)
CULLODEN RUN 1746 10km/17.46km NTS Culloden Visitor Centre, Inverness, Highlands
REGULARS
BASC’S JOHN STANDERLINE LOOKS BACK ON THE PARALYMPIC COVERAGE
STEVE ROE INTERVIEWS GB’S FASTEST JUNIOR 800M MAN IN 2016
WELCOME to another in a regular series of quizzes and competitions for athletics trivia-lovers. Following last weekend’s Great South Run, this week’s questions centre on 10-mile racing
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