04 Nov British marathoners in New York want money back

New York Road Runners is under growing pressure to return entry fees for the cancelled ING New York City Marathon according to a major UK travel agency that has around 1000 disgruntled athletes in the Big Apple. Sports Tours International, a Manchester-based company that has been...

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02 Nov English Cross Country Relays: Preview

Timetable 11.00am Junior Women Championship 3 x 2.5km 11.09am U17 Women Championship 3 x 2.5km 11.40am Junior Men Championship 3 x 3km 12.10pm U17 Men Championship 3 x 3km 12.35pm Under 13 Girls Championship 3 x 2km 1.00pm Under 13 Boys Championship 3 x 2km 1.25pm Under 15 Girls Championship 3 x 2km 1.50pm Under 15 BoysChampionship 3 x 2km 2.10pm Senior Women Championship 3 x 3km 2.40pm Senior Men Championship 4 x 5km Full...

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02 Nov Is Your Training Plan Working?

The purpose of training, for the competitive runner, is to build race fitness. To achieve this objective, whether the race in question is a 5K or a marathon, your training must evolve in two dimensions as the weeks go by. Your total workload must increase,...

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02 Nov The top altitude training venues

It is safe to assume that very few of Britain’s middle and long-distance athletes at London 2012 did not use altitude as part of their preparations. Paula Radcliffe is an advocate of altitude training and uses Albuquerque and Font Romeu regularly. British athletes have been...

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02 Nov How to pace yourself in distance races

Endurance athletes work hard to improve their performance, spending countless hours training, ensuring good nutrition, and curtailing social activities to ensure good sleep. Unfortunately, much of this hard work is wasted during competition. The simple reason is that they fail to pace themselves appropriately. Given the...

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01 Nov No Blood Tests For Doping In East Africa

The World Anti-Doping Agency is unable to conduct blood tests for doping in East Africa, a situation that some observers fear enables systematic use of performance-enhancing drugs, The Telegraph reports. "The reality is that the anti-doping organizations … Continue reading → Full Article HERE...

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01 Nov Kenya’s runners delay trip to U.S over hurricane Sandy

Elite Kenyan runners penned for Sunday’s New York Marathon had not left the country by Wednesday evening as organisers continue battling to have 50,000 runners start the race following the raving hurricane Sandy. According to Athletics Kenya president, Isaiah Kiplagat, the federation was awaiting communication from...

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