Runner's World UK

February 2022

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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wast water, lake district

THE LOCATION Three miles long and plunging below sea level, Wast Water is England’s deepest lake. It sits in Wasdale valley, in the west of the Lake District National Park. This part of the Lakes is notorious for low-lying ‘clag’ and summit gusts, but a fine day offers views of Great Gable and Kirk Fell, which rise above the water to the east. Wast Water is one of the seven natural wonders of the UK – landmarks unified by their beauty and geological significance – established by the outdoor brand Merrell in partnership with the Royal Geographical Society. Check the route on the Merrell Trail Team on Strava ( THE RUN From the valley at Wasdale Head, you can tackle the steep climb to the summit of Kirk Fell at 802m; there’s ascent…

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editor’s letter

MUCH OF THE BEAUTY OF RUNNING is how it’s such an inclusive activity – no matter your age, gender or ethnicity. Whether you’re a front runner or back-of-the-packer, you are part of a supportive community that welcomes difference. Here at Runner’s World, our mission has always been to celebrate this fact. But after reading the honest and affecting accounts of runners in the feature on page 32, it’s clear many feel that an ‘ideal’ body type has been promoted by the running media, of which we are a part. This has made them feel conscious that their bodies don’t match this image. It’s fair to say our past covers haven’t reflected the many shapes and sizes of runners as well as they could have done – this doesn’t reflect our…

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JARED BEASLEY The award-winning New York-based author tells the inspirational story of how one man found his path from despair to redemption out on the trails. Check out this timely tale that can help us all to see The Life-Saving Power Of Embracing Failure on p60. KATE CARTER The writer, sub-three marathoner and self-confessed hillophobe headed out of her comfort zone and into the Austrian Alps to tackle the perfect introduction to big mountain racing… and the finest puddings on the planet in Steep Learning Curves on p90.…

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slowly does it

HIIT TRAINING IS TIME-EFFICIENT and in vogue, but a new study suggests that moderate exercise may have the edge. The study, published in Medicine & Science In Sports & Exercise, found that frequent (almost daily) moderate exercise is better at improving blood pressure and ongoing blood-sugar control than infrequent high-intensity intervals. So, if metabolic health is your primary aim, shoot for two and a half hours of easy running a week (that’s 30 minutes, five times a week). In terms of general health, it certainly seems that slow and steady really does win the race.…

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quick, smart

ALL HIGH-INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING (HIIT) workouts are not created equal. Some are created by PTs, others by self-styled wellness influencers. This one, first published in the American College Of Sports Medicine’s Health & Fitness Journal, has been proven to increase basic fitness and aid weight loss. It incorporates movement for the upper and lower body, building both cardiovascular fitness and muscular strength. Doing HIIT workouts twice a week has been shown to improve maximal oxygen uptake and running economy. Remember that the bulk of your weekly training should still take the form of easy, continuous running. It’s the blending of these two types of training that brings the greatest benefits for runners. Perform each of the exercises here for 30 seconds, with 10 seconds between each move.…

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burning question

IF YOU’RE THE KIND OF CHEF who routinely blackens black pudding and cremates coronation chicken, then you may be damaging a lot more than just your culinary reputation. Burnt food has been linked to an increased risk of ovarian, kidney and endometrial cancer due to its increased levels of acrylamide, a chemical the WHO listed as a ‘possible’ risk to human health. The International Agency for Research on Cancer also classifies acrylamide as a ‘probable human carcinogen’. But the relationship is far from clear, with Cancer Research stating on its website that ‘acrylamide from burnt toast, burnt chips or crispy potatoes is unlikely to increase the risk of cancer’. Nutritionist Ania Mason still believes it’s best to exercise caution. ‘Starchy foods such as grains, potatoes and other root vegetables cooked…