category_outlined / Gesundheit & Fitness
Runner's World UKRunner's World UK

Runner's World UK February 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!

United Kingdom
Hearst Magazines UK
Mehr lesenkeyboard_arrow_down
CHF 35.82
12 Ausgaben


access_time1 Min.
richmond park, london

THE EXPERIENCE While the perimeter of Richmond Park is hugely popular with runners and cyclists, it’s the interior (pictured) that’s the real treasure. Peaceful and largely untrodden – except by the herds of deer, of course – it’s a trail runner’s dream. To be there on a misty winter morning is to forget, briefly, that you’re running in London. AFTER THE RUN The popular Roehampton Café sells a wide range of hot and cold food and drinks. For something a little more posh, head to Pembroke Lodge, near Richmond Gate, for tea and scones in a beautiful Grade II-listed building. PHOTOGRAPHER Susan Walker/Getty ABOUT The London 10 Mile event (london10mile.com) takes place in May (the 13th this year) on closed roads in Richmond Park. The hills will put paid to any PB hopes, but the views are…

access_time1 Min.
editor’s letter

READING BACK MY letter from a year ago, I’m somewhat amused, and perhaps a tad ashamed, to see that my running resolutions for 2018 were to do my first ultramarathon and run a sub-19-minute 5K – which means my conversion rate was zero per cent. I don’t really have an excuse, apart from this: life got in the way. And yet I still think I had a good year of running – I was part of the RW Pace Team in the London Marathon, ran over 1,000 miles in total and generally enjoyed being able to run when, where and how far I liked, based on how I felt. I suppose the lesson is that resolutions are only useful if they contain just the right balance of ambition and realism. And it…

access_time1 Min.

JEFF BERCOVICI The author of Play on: How to Get Better with Age spoke to the world’s top athletes and sports scientists to find the secrets of athletic longevity. He distils that knowledge to ensure your running matures like a fine wine in Time Is on Your Side, p30. LIZ FRASER The writer, broadcaster and runner recently discovered that the most surprising wrench about moving countries was saying goodbye to her one true running companion of the past 25 years – her regular running route. She opens her heart on p52.…

access_time1 Min.
exercise to infinity – and beyond

WHEN IT COMES TO AEROBIC FITNESS, you can never have too much of a good thing. That’s the finding of a new study focusing on the mortality rates of 122,000 people who took part in treadmill tests at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, US, between 1991 and 2014. Those with the highest aerobic fitness had the lowest mortality rate – and there was no limit to the positive effects of aerobic fitness. It may seem unsurprising that the fittest participants tended to live longer, but the findings contradict other studies, which have suggested too much exercise can be detrimental to cardiovascular health. ‘There is no limit to how much exercise is too much,’ says Wael Jaber, Cleveland Clinic cardiologist and senior author of the study. ‘Everyone should be encouraged to…

access_time1 Min.
new word order

QUICK FIX Lifting weights for less than an hour a week may reduce your risk of a heart attack or stroke by up to 70 per cent, according to a study at Iowa University, US. But the research found that spending more than an hour in the weights room does not yield any additional health benefits. ‘People think they need to spend a lot of time lifting weights, but just two sets of bench presses that take less than five minutes could be effective,’ says researcher Duck-chul Lee, professor of kinesiology. FEEL FREE TO TAKE THE EASY WAY OUT Never underestimate the power of easy running. In a study1 by tech company Polar, runners were divided into three groups: ambitious, regular and intensive. ‘Ambitious’ runners trained an average of nine hours a week,…

access_time2 Min.
what’s the buzz?

GREAT CLAIMS ARE BEING MADE about the benefits of cannabidiol (CBD) – it’s been described as a natural painkiller, an antidote to anxiety, a sleep aid and even a postrun recovery booster. CBD, a chemical in the cannabis plant, boosts the body’s endo-cannabinoid system – ‘a unique signalling pathway that controls the function of a variety of systems through the body, including the cardiovascular system’, says Nicholas DiPatrizio, who’s a professor of biomedical sciences at the University of California, US. Because of its effects on the endocannabinoid system – which is believed to play a role in the runner’s ‘high’ – it follows that CBD could help suppress pain and affect emotions, which could be useful on a long or hard run. However, while there’s plenty of anecdotal evidence about…