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Men’s Running
EDITOR’S LETTER
Twelve weeks into a training cycle and with a big race
Pictures from the pain cave: a gallery of your grizzliest mid-race gurns. Send in your snaps!
PACEMAKER
Two-time Olympic champion and recently knighted Sir
The parkrun founder talks heroes, greatest runs and how running can benefit your physical and mental health
Peace, man! Meet the chia-chomping, sandal-wearing, tattoo-sporting running hippy
Elite insights from former ‘fat bloke’ turned celebrated marathon man Steve Way
Take a trip down memory lane with our selection of snaps from years gone by
Cherries are chock full of powerful antioxidants to soothe aching muscles
Beetroot energy balls for the perfect pre- or mid-run snack
Butternut squash and quinoa chilli to power your long run
Determined to get fit after a reality-check moment, Brian Lewis began running, lost seven stone, ran a few ultramarathons, and decided he enjoyed it enough to become a qualified coach
Why are you not losing weight from all that running? Renee McGregor has the answers
TRAIN
You don’t go unbeaten your entire running career by
Our monthly guide to running etiquette sheds light on how to pass someone properly in a race
PLUS SUBSCRIBER CLUB MEMBERSHIP
If you want an end-of-race kick like Mo, or the relentless pace of Paula, explosive jumping exercises should form a central part of your training, as Isaac Williams finds out
Injury-prevention and recovery advice from our resident sports therapist Lawrence Knott
Body image issues are not just for women. Insecurity affects men, too, says Laura Fountain
To really improve your running, strength training really is as fundamental as putting the miles in. Follow these basic principles to be a fitter, stronger, injury-free runner
Foot strength is an oft-overlooked area of a runner’s anatomy, but weak feet can contribute to a host of injuries upstream: from the achilles to the knee. The following ‘toega’ exercises can massively improve your running economy and reduce your risk of injury
James Carnegie gets a morning flight to Northern Ireland, runs the country’s highest peak and is home before bedtime to prove that, with a little planning and a keen sense of adventure, a day is all you need for an epic running adventure
FEATURES
Running can provide peace of mind, freedom and, every so often, romance. Michael Donlevy meets the couples who hotfooted their way into each other’s lives
The Ramsay Round, with 8,500m of ascent packed into just 56 miles, is one of the toughest endurance challenges in the UK. In December, Donnie Campbell conquered the 24 Scottish summits in record time and became just the second person ever to complete the round in winter. Jonny Muir sheds some light on his extraordinary achievement
Athletics photographer Mark Shearman’s most memorable year in running
HAVING MADE IT INTO THE NEW YEAR UNSCATHED MARATHON TRAINING BEGINS IN EARNEST
TRAIL ZONE
“Unblocking The Mind”: an interview with ultrarunner and downhill master Sébastien Chaigneau
Affectionately described as ‘almost certainly the toughest 10K in Britain’, the Knacker Cracker is 10K-‘ish’ of lung-busting, quad-wrecking fun. Steve Rencontre sheds some light on the New Year’s Day madness
International ultrarunner Robbie Britton has some lessons from the frontline
HIT THE TRAILS RUNNING WITH OUR SNEAK PEAK OF THE BEST NEW OFF_ROAD KIT
TOP GEAR
A DEDICATED SPACE FOR ALL THINGS TECH
RACEBOOK
Dan Stinton is bundled onto a bus, blindfolded, and driven to the middle of nowhere in order to experience The Drop, a navigation-testing race like no other
Rick Pearson heads to the Gut Buster 10 to break a bad habit and enjoy a mulled wine
Despite the mid-winter weather, Isaac Williams finds cause for some unexpected optimism at the Brixton 10K
Experience a running culture like no other in the world’s most populated city
Jim Old finds that man’s best friend can, when on a run, turn into anything but