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Runner's World UK

Runner's World UK June 2020

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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carding mill valley, shropshire hills

THE LOCATION The Long Mynd and Carding Mill Valley lie within the Shropshire Hills Area of Natural Beauty. They span nearly 5,000 acres of rolling hills scored through by steep-sided valleys. Easily accessible from nearby cities, the network of footpaths and bridleways provides a great way to escape. THE RUN Start along the main track in the heart of Carding Mill Valley. A popular place on a sunny weekend, the trail soon leaves the crowds behind, climbing steeply to reach the peace of Wild Moor. Follow the Jack Mytton Way along the ridge as far as Pole Bank, the highest point of the run, at 516 metres, finishing at pace down Townbrook Valley. RUNNER Sim Benson PHOTOGRAPHER Jen Benson For more UK trail runs, see Short Runs in Beautiful Places (£12.99, National Trust Books)…

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how have you kept fit during the coronavirus outbreak?

‘I’ve been getting outside to run most days, using the turbo and inventing plenty of garden workouts. Next, I need to learn how to socially distance myself from the fridge.’ – Jane McGuire ‘I’m attempting to do 30 chin-ups a day on the scaffolding erected in the back yard.’ – Rick Pearson ‘I’m doing three things: running along the Thames towpath, which I’m lucky enough to live next to; going for walks to look at the deer in Richmond Park; and getting a sweat on in my living room using the workout videos posted on the @runnersworlduk Instagram account.’ – Kerry McCarthy Yoga With Adriene on YouTube.’ – Jack Tennant ‘Joining my nine-year-old for PE with Joe Wicks and running in the middle of roads to avoid other people. Strange what becomes the new safe option…’ – Joe Mackie…

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editor’s letter

I HOPE YOU ARE ALL keeping well in these trying times. While it can be all too easy to become despondent at the moment, focusing on the few positives can help. For example, we have found new levels of resourcefulness, whether that’s in finding novel ways to connect with loved ones, stave off boredom or become time-management geniuses in working and teaching from home. We’ve always loved the freedom our sport gives us and that aspect has become hugely magnified right now, when running offers a precious sense of escape and an opportunity to mentally rebalance. So while the coronavirus pandemic has forced us all to radically adjust the way we live, it’s more important than ever for us who love running to keep on doing it. In this issue we’ve…

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RICHARD ASKWITH The author of Feet in the Clouds and Running Free tells the story of the first Olympic-distance ‘double double’, one of the greatest races ever run. Find out how a small-town policeman from Finland conquered the world in Double Time on p58. HELEN FOSTER The highly experienced health journalist and author went deep into the latest science on diet, exercise and bone health for us to deliver the perfect recipe(s) for keeping your skeleton strong. You can tuck in and Feel it in Your Bones on p42.…

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totally tropical gains

SPEEDING UP RECOVERY need not be as painful as foam rolling. Studies have shown there’s a far easier way to tackle delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS): eat pineapple. The fruit’s rich vitamin and mineral profile, and high fibre content, make it a nutritional winner for runners. A 230g serving of pineapple chunks provides your recommended daily amount of vitamin C – vital for boosting immunity – but its X factor is its ability to speed up recovery. Pineapple contains the anti-inflammatory enzyme bromelain, which tackles muscle soreness and – according to a study1 – reduces fatigue. The upshot? You’ll feel fresher and less sore the following day. A word of warning: put it on your pizza and we will be having words… WORDS: RICK PEARSON. PHOTOGRAPH: ASILLO 3D 1. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF…

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walk/run away from illness

WHILE AEROBIC EXERCISE can strengthen the immune system, there’s evidence to suggest that long, hard runs can have the opposite effect. Luckily, there is an immunity-boosting alternative: the walk/run. Exercise physiologist David Nieman has been studying the links between exercise and immunity for 40 years and has consistently found that intermittent running does not stress the immune system in the same way as a nonstop run. Interestingly, even 10 minutes’ hard running, followed by 10 minutes of easy running was found to be easier on the immune system than, say, a long marathon-pace session. ‘When you do a back-and-forth kind of running, your body seems to react in a favourable way, like you’ve just been out for a walk,’ notes Nieman. 72 Following continuous long-effort exercise such as marathons, your immune…