Running

iStockPhoto.com / Jalapeno + Polifoto Ultrarunning can seem like a lonely sport at times, but it needn’t be. Having a crew can not only improve your performance, but also provide a whole load more motivation, enjoyment and purpose to your race. Plus they’ll feed sweets into your face when you can’t manage it any more.
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iStock.com /imijaloff I bar hopped my way around several sports during my twenties. Admittedly I usually stayed for more than just a drink, only giving up climbing, cycling and road running once forcefully ejected due to injury or excess. Trail running with all its variety is where I have managed to keep my focus for
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When photographing an endurance running race such as BAM Racing’s Great Glen Ultra you have the opportunity to capture the emotions and stories of the runners whilst showing off the beautiful and often rugged scenery. The key to success is to plan your spots meticulously. Scour the maps looking for viewpoints, high points, areas of
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Photo by Adrian Lawrence Recipe republished with permission from Bloomsbury Sport, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publilshing. From the new The Runner’s Cookbook, here’s a healthy alternative to a restaurant curry that takes less time to make than waiting for take-out to arrive. It’s high in protein and brimming with vitamin C, folate and iron thanks
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Hit The Roads Of all the places to run in the United States, sidewalks are the most common. Depending on where you live, these suburban jackpots stretch for miles in any given direction—attracting all sorts of outdoor enthusiasts. Coincidentally, it’s some of these same people that complain about “bad knees” or “achy joints.” What gives?
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Power Team Playlist Both Beyoncé and Jay-Z have enough hits on their own to warrant a running playlist. If anything, her group Destiny’s Child could warrant a whole third playlist. Nevertheless, while the two are embarked on a second On the Run tour together, it seemed like an opportune time to survey some of their
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Photos: ©Sporting Republic More than 600 runners from 28 countries took part on June 8th in the fourth stage of the Vertical World Circuit in Manila at the Kerry Sports Manila Vertical Run. The reigning VWC world champion, Piotr Lobodzinski pulled off a hat trick, winning the event for the third time running. While the
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Illustration: Peter Liddiard Bling headphones Since reading that listening to music can increase your athletic performance by up to 15%, The Poser’s life has had a constant soundtrack. Piped directly into his ears via overpriced cans, the music keeps him in the zone and pushes him past the self-imposed boundaries that stop us mere mortals
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[embedded content] Hillary Allen, the ultrarunner who graces the cover of our July 2018 issue (on newsstands now!), is the star of The North Face’s new video series, which launched officially today. By highlighting women like Allen who have tackled obstacles despite seemingly insurmountable odds to embrace and explore the endurance sports world, Mentors seeks to
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istockphoto.com / gpointstudio + blanaru I encourage all of my clients who are training for performance in any sport to use Olympic lifting movements because of their potential for power development: explosive runners will be able to run faster race times. This is why it’s kept in all of my runner’s programmes – from sprint to
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Steve Way hunts down a top ten finish at the South African classic ultramarathon For starters, ignore the name. It’s not a marathon. With the distance varying between 87 and 89K, it’s a point-to-point road race swapping direction each year between Durban and Pietermaritzburg. This means it alternates between being an uphill and downhill race
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Meet the 55-year-old father of six Rory Coleman who’s recently run his 1,000th marathon In 1994 I had an epiphany, a real Road to Damascus moment. I was 31 at the time, and I clearly remember looking in the mirror one day and not liking the person staring back at me. I felt toxic –
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Photo: Nativo Producciones. Cover photo by Matías Donoso. Psst! I’ve got a secret. Make sure no one is overlooking your screen. It’s about these ultramarathons you hear people doing. Sure, they are further than a marathon. They take longer to complete and require you eat a half-dozen roast dinners before you feel normal again. But, what
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Forever In Awe It was 4:30 a.m. by the time we arrived at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. And pitch black. My headlamp cast a dim light over the rocky, uneven stairs in front of me as we power-hiked downhill for what seemed like eternity. It was the first time I had ever
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