29 Dec S-T-R-E-T-C-H and warm-up right

Warm-up is the preparation of your body for the more serious and strenuous activity that you have planned. Stretching is more focused on specific areas that are tight and require loosening either for the planned activity or for improved flexibility. It is not a requirement...

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29 Dec Atelaw Bekele cleared of doping charges

Atelaw Bekele, last year’s European cross-country champion, has been cleared of doping charges but, contrary to some reports, his trial was connected to just one missed test – not three. The Flemish anti-doping agency in Belgium declared the distance runner had not been willfully neglectful in...

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28 Dec Consistency is key for Kirani James

Back in his native Grenada, Kirani James is hot property as the country’s first global sporting superstar. But in the States, where AW’s David Cox spoke to the world and Olympic 400m champion (at the University of Alabama to be precise), he’s able to keep himself...

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27 Dec NCAA Indoor Preview 2013

While emphasis in the UK is placed firmly on the outdoor season, this is less the case in the NCAA. Athletes are often the focus of derision for an early season indoor performance at UWIC or Lee Valley here. Full Article HERE...

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27 Dec Jogger Narrowly Avoids Being Eaten

Now, the fact that joggers face wildlife-based threats is nothing new. Regular readers of this column will recall that other dangers include leopard sharks falling from the sky; owls; crows; pumpkins; spring-heeled jack; magpies; and kangaroos. Those were scary, but not "being eaten"-scary. This threat...

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27 Dec Origin and Development of Muscle Cramps

The purpose of this review is to present recent experimental findings providing new insights into cramp pathophysiology and to discuss their implications for understanding cramp contractions in pathology and consequent to exercise. Full Article HERE...

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27 Dec Insights into great running posture

So what constitutes good running posture? There are many elements from head to toe, in all three planes which on a segmental level interact to create a balanced posture. For the sake of this article I’m going to focus on what commonly occurs around the...

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26 Dec Kim Collins confirms Glasgow appearance

Former World 100m champion Kim Collins has confirmed that he will be making his fourth appearance at the British Athletics Grand Prix at Glasgow’s Emirates Arena on Saturday 26th January. The St. Kitts and Nevis sprinter will compete over both 60m and 200m for a...

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25 Dec Training this Christmas?

Mo Farah is just one athlete that has voiced plans to train on Christmas day, with the hope of getting one, or two, up on his rivals. “Of course I’ll be running (on Christmas Day)!” the double Olympic champion told the Radio Times recently. “I’m going...

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24 Dec Silver for Fionnuala Britton in Belgium

Ireland’s Fionnuala Britton continued her fine form with second place at the IRIS Lotto CrossCup meeting in Belgium earlier today. Men (10.5km) 1 Gilbert Kirui (KEN) 33.02 2 Alex Kibet (KEN) 33.11 3 Tsegay Tuemay (ERI) 33.27 4 Hassan Chani (MOR) 33.32 5 Hassan Chahdi (FRA) 33.41 6 Amos Mitei (KEN) 33.49 7...

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23 Dec On Camp with Kelly ends in style

Around 160 guests were present in central London last weekend to celebrate the success of Aviva On Camp with Kelly as the scheme was brought to its formal conclusion. Double Olympic champion Kelly Holmes (pictured above with Non Stanford), who set up the scheme in 2004,...

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