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Runner's World UKRunner's World UK

Runner's World UK

December 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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runner's world uk

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 Editor CONTRIBUTORS JO PAVEY Contributing Editor KATE CARTER, TOM CRAGGS, ANDREW DAWSON, STEPHEN GLENNON, MEGHAN KITA, JENNY MCCOY, ADRIAN MONTI, SAM MURPHY, KIM PEARSON, EMILY PRITCHARD, SAMANTHA REA, ABBIE SCHOFIELD, RC SCIOLO, JEREMY SHORE, SELENE YEAGER HEARST UK JAMES WILDMAN CEO, Hearst UK | President, Hearst Europe 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…

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q what’s the wackiest race you’ve ever run?

‘Escape from Great Britain. A bizarre race in which runners had 48 hours to get as far away from the centre of GB as possible. With no set route, it was hard to tell if my running partner and I were involved in a race or had simply come on holiday by mistake.’ – Rick Pearson ‘The Great Gorilla Run. Several hundred runners in customised gorilla outfits (I was a 1970s disco gorilla) taking time out from running to climb lampposts, bus stops and phone boxes, and beat our chests.’ – Kerry McCarthy ‘The Sodbury Slog, by a country mile, or, rather 10 of the filthiest country miles I have ever run, including a full dunking in deeply brown, staggeringly malodorous “water”. Great fun, but I had to sneak into my hotel…

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editor’s letter

ONE OF THE MOST inspiring aspects of running is that there’s no age limit. In fact, the impressive achievements of many veteran runners – such as the late Ed Whitlock, who ran a sub-four-hour marathon at the age of 85, in 2016; or, more recently, 71-year-old Jeannie Rice, who in August ran a 1:37 half marathon to break the age group world record – are forcing us to rewrite the physiological rulebook. The thinking used to be that after we peak physically in our 20s and 30s, it’s downhill thereafter. But research on ageing runners shows there is only a small decline in performance between the ages of 50 and 75, meaning runners can stay in prime shape for a lot longer than previously thought (and with my big five-O…

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abbey fields, abingdon-on-thames

THE EXPERIENCE This beautiful path runs through Abbey Fields in Abingdon-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. Named after the medieval Benedictine abbey that used to be here, Abbey Fields is sandwiched between the River Thames and the Abbey Stream. The path is much frequented by runners, walkers and cyclists. It is the ideal spot for a contemplative run in captivating surroundings. AFTER THE RUN Drop into the The Brewery Tap (Oxford CAMRA Town & Country Pub of the Year, 2019) for some lunch and one or two of its 14 craft beers. PHOTOGRAPH Apexphotos…

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the royal treatment

IN THE DAYS following a tough race, our legs can feel as wobbly as a small child on a big bike. But there may be a simple way to help your legs recover: cherries. Two studies have found that runners who consume cherries in concentrate form are refreshed and ready to return to running quick-smart. The first1 showed that consuming cherry juice for five days before and two days after a marathon improved muscle recovery and reduced inflammation. The second, by London South Bank University, found that athletes who consumed cherry juice concentrate in the seven days leading up to a workout returned to 90 per cent of normal muscle force within 24 hours, compared with 85 per cent without. So if you have a gruelling run in the race…

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step up the pace

NO MATTER HOW far or fast you can run, flights of stairs are, for some reason, always hard work. But research1 has found that those who could climb four flights of stairs in 55 seconds without having to stop were less likely to die from cardiovascular disease, cancer or other illnesses. In addition, a 2019 study2 found that a couple of minutes of sprint-interval training on stairs three times a week improved overall cardiovascular fitness in just six weeks. Best of all? As the temperature drops further with the arrival of winter, stair intervals can be done inside on any staircase – and they won’t cost you a penny. As for the curious looks you may get from your co-workers, tell them you’re taking steps to improve your fitness. Then…

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