Ah, the London Marathon. A sight for the sore eyes of any runner. Awash with colour, London’s majestic sights of Pall Mall, Buckingham Palace, the London Eye and Tower Bridge and the vast crowds lining the 26.2 miles route. But, in my experience, it is the sounds of London that have that real goosepimpling effect. writes Chris Broadbent
The recent trials and tribulations of the organisers of Winchester 10K has got runABC reporter Alan Newman thinking: is there any viable alternative to adding to the 8 million tonnes of plastic pollution that ends up in our oceans every year?
Why in 2019 are runners still being heckled on the streets? Only this week, I was heckled by a group of teenage girls and two male drivers on a single evening run. 'Run Forest Run' was always a popular one 10-15 years ago, not so much now that Tom Hanks’ film with the running obsessive fades into popular culture.
As trail running continues to grow in popularity, Salomon has announced the return of their Trail Running Festivals to be held at three great locations across the UK; Edale in the Peak District, the Pentlands in Edinburgh and Box Hill near London.
Some of the undoubted stars of the current athletics scene are the Ingebrigsten brothers. The Norwegian trio of Henrik, Filip and Jakob have all won European 1500m gold - a remarkable and unique family achievement. Coached by father Gjert – naturally – they are a medal winning machine with a smile.
The notion of being a vegetarian or vegan elite runner would have been alien not too long ago. Protein is key for muscle development and recovery, right? And chicken, eggs and red meat are great sources of protein, right? Therefore, an effective running diet must include meat and eggs. Well, not necessarily. Yet, that leap of logic stood as conventional wisdom for a long time.
Adam Holland is one of Britain's most popular and colourful runners. The Devonian is a man who loves to race and has won more marathons and ultras than anyone else in the UK. He is also the fastest person to run 10 marathons in 10 days.
Jasmin Paris’s record breaking feat at the Montane Spine was another example of how female athletes continue to push the boundaries in endurance sport (writes Jane Holt). This begs the question of whether women are better suited to extreme races such as The Spine and will they outperform men in this and other similar events.