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Runner's World UKRunner's World UK

Runner's World UK

September 2019

Runner's World is an inspirational and motivational magazine for runners of all ages and abilities. In every issue of Runner’s World we inform, advise, educate, and motivate runners of all ages and abilities. We help every runner achieve their personal health, fitness and performance goals. Runner’s World shows you the best ways to get the maximum amount of benefits from running in the minimum amount of time. Big promise? Definitely. But you don’t have to take our word for it – we’d like to prove it to you!

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Hearst Magazines UK
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runner's world

Andy Dixon EDITOR-IN-CHIEF EDITORIAL JOE MACKIE Deputy Editor KERRY McCARTHY Commissioning Editor RICK PEARSON Section Editor JOHN CARROLL Chief Sub Editor ART WAYNE HANNON Creative Director JACK TENNANT Art Editor DIGITAL BEN HOBSON Digital Editor JANE MCGUIRE Deputy Digital Ed CONTIRBUTORS JO PAVEY Contributing Editor MARK BUCKINGHAM, STEPHEN GLENNON, JENNY HADFIELD, CATHERINE KENNEDY, SAMANTHA LAFEVE, LISA MARSHALL, FLORENCE MITCHELL, ADRIAN MONTI, SAM MURPHY, KIM PEARSON, SAMANTHA REA, ROBBE REDINGER, JORDAN SMITH, DAVID SMYTH, JORDAN WAHL, ISAAC WILLIAMS, JAMES WITTS HEARST UK JAMES WILDMAN CEO CLAIRE BLUNT Chief Operating Officer ROBERT FFITCH Chief Strategy Officer ALUN WILLIAMS Managing Director, Health & Fitness SURINDER SIMMONS Chief People Officer SOPHIE WILKINSON Head of Editorial Operations CLARE GORMAN Chief Operations Director JUDITH SECOMBE Managing Director, Hearst Brand Services JANE SHACKLETON Brand Development Director, Health & Fitness PHILIPPA TURNER Senior Marketing Executive CLIENT DIVISION ANDREA SULLIVAN Director of Health & Sport DENISE DEGROOT Director of Travel JIM CHAUDRY Director of Motors PETER CAMMIDGE Director of…

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for what runners’ sin would you apologise to the non-runners in your life?

‘I have been known to overestimate my alcohol tolerance after a long, tiring run that has left me very thirsty. This has led to outbreaks of singing unusually early in the evening. Or afternoon.’– John Carroll‘The fact that the laundry basket is always full of my running stuff – it’s never-ending.’– Rick Pearson‘Owning so many pairs of running shoes. I try to keep it to just the 15 pairs on a one in, one out system, but it’s like standing in front of the pick-and-mix at the movies: there’s always room for one more.’– Kerry McCarthy‘Turning up to most events in gym kit/with a backpack full of sweaty kit.’– Jane McGuire…

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editor’s letter

I’VE BEEN RUNNING every day for the last few weeks as part of the RW Run Streak, with the goal being to do at least a mile a day from July 4 to August 4. It’s been an interesting experience so far (who knew a trip to buy a saw at the local DIY shop could be turned into a quick one-miler?), but one of the unforeseen downsides has been the sheer quantity of kit I’m getting/sweating through. So much so that I was reduced to doing five miles in swim shorts last weekend because I had no clean running ones. Still, there’s freedom to be had from just throwing on a top and shorts and getting out there during the summer. The long days and warm weather present a great…

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chamonix valley, france

THE EXPERIENCE Heading high into the Chamonix valley with ultrarunner Ania Kacka during a shakeout before the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc’s 33-mile/53km OCC (Orsières-Champex-Chamonix) race in 2018. The Chamonix valley is a special place at the best of times but its running heritage comes alive during the week of UTMB racing each August, as runners descend into town ready to push further and faster than they have before. Kacka finished in 7:04:40. This year’s OCC takes place on August 29. For more information, visit utmbmontblanc.com. RUNNER Ania Kacka RUNNER Jack Atkinson…

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warm-ups

THINK ON YOUR FEET Why it pays to train brain and body as one LIKE SOLVING A RUBIK’S CUBE, running is good for your brain. In fact, it’s one of the greatest things you can do to ward off the cognitive decline that typically accompanies ageing. But to get even more of the mental benefits, exercise should engage your brain as well as your body. A recent study from the University of Montreal, Canada, found those who performed eight weeks of motor tasks, such as tackling obstacle courses, enjoyed the same cognitive improvements as participants who engaged in aerobic activity. So, to really grow your grey matter, make your next run a workout for your brain, too: navigate an offroad run using only a map and compass, add a few obstacles or…

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in the lung run

WE ALL KNOW that building a stronger core is important, but what about stronger breathing muscles? A new study1 suggests ‘respiratory muscle training’ (RMT) can significantly improve your aerobic capacity. The study followed two groups – one did six weeks of RMT, the other did none – who performed a 20km time trial at the start of the study and at the end. The RMT group showed a 1.4 per cent improvement in their day, rather than 6,500 that’s the equivalent of 75 seconds in a run lasting 90 minutes – while the other group showed no improvement. There are several types of respiratory-training equipment (see Try this, above left) that provide training advice and measurable results. If you’re looking to blow away the competition, it could be worth the…

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