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“THE MORE I ENJOYED IT, THE MORE WEIGHT I LOST”

Weight-loss hero

Crossing the line at Race to the King

“After a few years at university – during which I rarely exercised, drank too much beer and had a poor diet – I’d see photos of myself on social media and realise I wasn’t happy with what I was seeing.”

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Men’s Running
I’ll always remember crossing the line at last year’s
Learning to crawl before they can run, competitors
PACEMAKER
It may be hard to believe, but the running bug hasn’t
If you’re concerned your gait’s not great, it might
There are three certainties in life: death, taxes and
EXPLORER ED STAFFORD ON WALKING THE LENGTH OF THE AMAZON, DEADLY ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS AND HOW RUNNING LAYS THE FOUNDATION FOR HIS LONG-DISTANCE ADVENTURES
Tom Wake, 31, a web developer from Kesgrave in Suffolk, set out to lose a bit of student flab – little did he know he’d become an ultrarunner in the process…
The beer-breathed rebel attempts to sweat away last night’s excess
TRAIN
IS ALL YOU NEED FOR AN ENDURANCE-BOOSTING TREADMILL
Racing isn’t for everyone, but if you’re serious about becoming a better runner – and being able to measure your progress – it pays to compete once in a while
PRO ULTRARUNNER Robbie Britton WITH SOME LESSONS FROM THE FRONTLINE
The UK’s number one trail runner talks race pain, mountain running and Ask Jeeves
SUSPENSION STRAPS THAT CAN BE USED F OR A WIDE VARIETY OF BODYWEIGHT EXERCISES, TRX ARE PORTABLE, EASY TO USE AND HIGHLY EFFECTIVE. GIVE THIS FULL-BODY CIRCUIT A GO TO STRENGTHEN YOUR LEGS AND CRAFT A STAMINA-BOOSTING CORE OF STEEL
Stiff below the belt? We’re talking groin pain, obviously, and it’s a very common problem – one that Kelly Robinson from Six Physio (sixphysio.com) can help you prevent
Few things are worse than a strain as your ‘A race’
Salomon has a great collection of shorts available.
Falke have developed a premium running range for this
THE GO-TO TRAINER FOR MOST RUNNERS, NEUTRAL SHOES SHOULD BE RELATIVELY LIGHTWEIGHT, RESPONSIVE AND CUSHIONED – HERE ARE OUR PICK OF THE BUNCH THIS WINTER
CALLING ALL WANNABE MARATHON RUNNERS…BIG MARATHON CHALLENGE IS BACK! WHETHER YOU’RE LOOKING FOR AN ELUSIVE PB OR ARE COMPLETELY NEW TO THE 26.2-MILE DISTANCE, OUR THREE WINNERS WILL RECEIVE HEAD-TO-TOE A SICS KIT, BESPOKE ONE -TO-ONE COACHING AND ENTRY TO NEXT YEAR’S A SICS MANCHESTER MARATHON. APPLY TODAY F OR THE CHANCE TO TAKE YOUR RUNNING TO THE NEXT LEVEL
SUBSCRIPTION OFFER!
FEATURE
MARATHONS ARE MORE POPULAR THAN EVER, BUT THE 26-2-MILE DISTANCE STILL DESERVES TO BE REVERED AS A MAGICAL MILESTONE TO CONQUER
Five UK marathons worth signing up for
NOT BLONDES OR BRUNETTES, BUT BODY TYPES; WHETHER YOU’RE TALL AND SKINNY OR SHORT AND STOCKY, YOUR TRAINING AND NUTRITION CHOICES SHOULD BE TAILORED TO YOUR GENETIC MAKEUP
SKYRUNNING IS BOOMING IN THE UK. BUT WHAT IS IT EXACTLY? WE WENT TO THE LAKES TO FIND OUT…
ARKO HØJHOLT JOINS THE MIDNIGHT RUNNERS, AN URBAN RUNNING COLLECTIVE ON A MISSION TO GET LONDONERS MOVING
JONNY MUIR BUYS INTO THE NOT-FOR-PROFIT APPROACH ADOPTED BY A NUMBER OF EVENTS FLYING IN THE FACE OF INCREASING COMMERCIALISM
FUEL
WITH THE WORLD ANTI-DOPING AGENCY SOON TO RECONSIDER WHETHER PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES SHOULD BE BANNED FROM TAKING CAFFEINE, NUTRITIONIST MICHELLE NEWITT ASSESSES JUST HOW EFFECTIVE IT CAN BE FOR IMPROVED RUNNING PERFORMANCE
PROTEIN-PACKED RECIPES FOR INJURY-FREE RUNNING
Your morning coffee might hold the key to your sanity
RACEBOOK
ARKO HØJHOLT REPORTS FROM THE INFERNO HALF MARATHON, A DEVILISH MOUNTAIN RACE IN THE PICTURE-PERFECT SWISS ALPS
DAN STINTONATTEMPTS TO BEAT THE BOAT AT THE (WO)MAN V BARGE 5-MILER
IN HIS THIRD POP AT THE WORLD’S BIGGEST TRAIL RACE,DAMIAN HALL ATTEMPTS TO MIX IT WITH ULTRARUNNING’S VERY BEST
Jim finds that joining a running club can benefit your social life as much as your pbs