A study undertaken by the University of Chichester found that running with a dog can enhance the energising effects of exercise. The research undertaken with grain-free pet food brand, Canagan, suggests exercising with a dog will significantly increase feelings of stamina and most of all, vigour - compared to going it alone. The mood data also showed that negative mood states like depression, anger and fatigue decreased following all runs.
The organisers of Limassol Marathon have announced that their event will be part of the AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Rankings. The event – officially the OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO – has been confirmed as a qualifying race for the World Marathon Majors age group championships in 2021.
The use of water bottles has become the main focus of sustainability in running. The familiar sight of thousands of discarded plastic bottles strewn across a road, used for only a matter of seconds each, has evolved into a very uncomfortable image for organisers and participants alike.
I'm not a big parkrun tourist, compared to some, but I've added a couple of new ones in August. Like all parkruns they were unique. The first, an inaugural, was scenic with lochside (aka lakeside) views and woodlands trails; flat too. That plus a festive first time atmosphere meant 10/10.
For most people, taking on a marathon a year is challenge enough. Not for Mark Calder. The Aberdeenshire-based runner is over two-thirds of the way through the challenge of running 14 pilgrimage routes across Scotland and the North of England in 2019.
Why is that even at the end of a gruelling long-distance race, we are able to conjure up a final sprint finish? After enduring fatigue for miles on end, suddenly we can find a fresh surge when the finish line comes into sight?
Christine Appel used to think that if ever she had the slightest chance of winning a race, she'd give it everything: razor-sharp focus from the start and spewing up jelly babies at the finish line. Or so she thought...