29 Nov McConnell to run in Glasgow

Three-time Olympian and Glasgow girl Lee McConnell (coach: Rodger Harkins) will run over 200m at the British Athletics International Match on Saturday 26 January. Running for the Commonwealth Select team, McConnell will star in the first international athletics event to be held at the new...

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29 Nov Anti-inflammatory Medication and Sport

When are NSAIDs most likely to help? In inflammatory pathologies. No great surprise there – they work best when inflammation is present this includes; Impingement conditions - including nerve and soft tissue impingement Tenosynovitis – inflammation of the fluid filled sheath that surrounds the tendon. Acute bouts of...

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29 Nov Australian National Athletics Series Dates

FULL ARTICLE HERE NATIONAL ATHLETICS SERIES 30 Nov - 2 Dec 2012 Australian All Schools Championships - Hobart (Tas) 3 Dec 2012 Australian Schools Knockout Championships - Launceston (Tas) 8 Dec 2012 Zatopek:10 - Melbourne (Vic) 9 Dec 2012 Australian 50km Race Walking Championships - Melbourne (Vic) 20 Jan 2013 IAAF World Cross Country Selection Trial - Canberra (ACT) 2 Feb 2013 Hunter...

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29 Nov If you run too much, you die… apparently

A fast-emerging body of scientific evidence points to a conclusion that's unsettling, to say the least, for a lot of older athletes: Running can take a toll on the heart that essentially eliminates the benefits of exercise. "Running too fast, too far and for too many...

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28 Nov European development opportunities for athletes

England Athletics are pleased to announce that they will again be sending a number of small development groups of athletes to compete in Europe ahead of the European Trials in February. Dates 27th January Elan Indoor Meeting in Bratislava 29th January Vienna Indoor Classic in Vienna 31st January Gugl...

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28 Nov Drafting in Cycling Versus Running

The energy you expend to overcome air resistance depends on two factors: how fast you’re moving forward, and how fast the wind is blowing against you. If you double your speed on a still day, you’ll spend eight times more energy fighting air resistance. That’s...

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28 Nov Gorecka leads GB team for Euro Cross

A strong Great Britain & Northern Ireland team will head to Budapest for the European Cross Country Championships on December 9 hoping to continue the country’s long-held position as the leading nation in the event. UKA announced the 36 athletes picked for Hungary and, though the...

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27 Nov GB & NI Teams for European Cross Country

AVIVA GB & NI TEAM SENIOR MEN Tom Farrell (Dave Smith) – Border/Oklahoma State; Keith Gerrard (Art Acevedo) – Newham & Essex Beagles; Tom Humphries (Phil Clamp) – Cannock & Stafford; Jonathan Taylor (Gordon Surtees) - Morpeth; Andy Vernon (Nic Bideau) - Aldershot, Farnham & District; Steve...

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27 Nov Katarina Johnson-Thompson’s Rise To Stardom

Twelve months ago, Britain’s multi-events starlet Katarina Johnson-Thompson had only just begun jogging again after a serious knee injury which ruined two years of her blossoming career, but now she heads into the winter as a World junior champion and London 2012 Olympian after a...

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27 Nov The NCAA/European Selection dilemma

The NCAA Cross Country Championships are now in the books, and following a very muddy Saturday afternoon in Liverpool, so are the British European trials. As is the case every year, debate will invariably arise on the pros and cons of the UKA selection policy, and...

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