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Runner's World UK

Runner's World UK July 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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United Kingdom
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English
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Hearst Magazines UK
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1 min.
we’re first for new gear

• RUNNING BELTS Essential for stowing your phone, keys and gels: we round up the best storage belts for every kind of runner. bit.ly/2SRQSzW • BEGINNER SHOES If you’ve just started running, here are 11 excellent shoes that offer comfort but don’t cost the earth. bit.ly/2AddR1D • FUELCELL TC We test the latest carbon fibre shoe from New Balance, which offers a soft landing and a fast, stable ride. bit.ly/2Z4qDKz PHOTOGRAPHS: JONATHAN PUSHNIK, CLAIRE BENOIST, ROWAN FEE, CHRISTIE HEMM KLOK, LUCKY IF SHARP, LAKOTA GAMBILL…

1 min.
southend-on-sea, essex

THE LOCATION Southend-on-Sea, Essex THE RUN Southend-on-Sea, less than hour from London by train, has seven miles of coastline to explore. You can head east towards Thorpe Bay and Shoeburyness, a route that will take you past Southend Cliff Gardens. If you fancy throwing in some hill work, head into the gardens and tackle the steps leading up to the town. If you choose to run west, you will pass the main beach areas. Of course, you should observe any travel restrictions and social-distancing rules still in place. PHOTOGRAPHER Ben Rector…

1 min.
how have you maintained your motivation levels with no races to run?

‘With the initial instructions to only go out once a day, my brain was immediately reprogrammed to think, “Now that this liberty has been taken away from me, I’m going to be damn sure I make the most of the time I have by running regularly.” Simple as that.’ – Kerry McCarthy ‘Because I have been spending 15 times as much on food as usual, and then eating it, motivation to run is easy to access. Also, I often run to the shop to buy food. There may be a flaw in my thinking.’ – John Carroll ‘I took part in a homemade heptathlon and can now say conclusively that I am a much better distance runner than I am a hurdler or high-jumper. Good to get that confirmed.’ – Rick Pearson ‘I’ve…

1 min.
editor’s letter

THIS ISSUE PAYS TRIBUTE to the running trailblazers – figures who, despite being from different eras and backgrounds, have all, in their own way, pushed boundaries or contributed significantly to the progress of the sport. On page 36, we tell the story of Kihachiro Onitsuka, who founded the global shoe and equipment company we now know as Asics in post-Second World War Japan. His success came from drive, a sense of purpose and a particular type of visionary genius – the idea for the tread of his first basketball shoe came from seeing the octopus suckers in his lunch. We remember the achievements of a very different character on page 58. Sammy Wanjiru was just 21 when he produced an awesome performance in searing heat to win marathon gold at the Beijing…

1 min.
let your engine idle

IF YOU ARE WORRIED that the long lockdown has affected your marathon fitness, here’s some good news: even a small amount of training will have limited the reduction. In a study,1 21 runners agreed to do almost no exercise for eight weeks after a marathon. During marathon training, they had averaged almost 32 miles per week; after the event, they averaged three to four miles per week. Neither the runners’ VO2 max (a measure of maximal aerobic capacity) or total haemoglobin mass (a measure of red blood cells, which carry oxygen to the muscles) declined significantly during the study period. ‘I think had we completely stopped them from exercising, we would have seen a greater, more consistent detraining effect,’ says Charles Pedlar, of Harvard Medical School in Boston, US, and…

2 min.
boost your economy

WHEN SPACE AND TIME ARE TIGHT, it’s terribly tempting to neglect your warm-up before you start your run. However, recent research published in the journal Frontiers of Physiology suggests that plyometrics, explosive exercises in which muscles exert maximum force in short intervals of time – for example jumps, lunges and squats – can increase running economy (RE) in recreational runners. The study analysed the oxygen uptake (VO2) of participants at four different speeds after they had performed a plyometric, resistance or running-only warm-up. After each trial, participants rested for 48 hours. Over all four speeds, the results showed a lower VO2 in participants who had performed plyometric exercises, which means they were consuming less oxygen and energy while they ran. To boost your running economy on your next run, try…