Runner's World UK February 2021

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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porth nanven, cornwall

THE LOCATION Porth Nanven is a beach located in the far west of Cornwall. It’s at the seaward end of the Cot Valley, through which the 630-mile South West Coast Path National Trail passes. THE RUN Following the waymarked South West Coast Path, runners can experience the Cornish coastline at its finest. Layers of headlands, beach crossings, hidden valleys and some of the most beautiful singletrack you’re ever likely to run on. It’s rugged, remote and ideal both for beginners and experienced trail runners. If it’s a race you fancy, be sure to check out Mudcrew’s notoriously difficult Arc of Attrition 100-mile ultra. RUNNER Anna Wiles PHOTOGRAPHER David Miller (Trail Focus)…

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which runner has most inspired you?

‘My dad. Watching him train and run marathons when I was a child was so exciting – it was never about how fast he could go, but the achievement of crossing the line. He’d always say it’s just one foot in front of the other. He now comes to watch as many of my and my brothers’ races as possible, clapping and cheering the loudest.’– Jane McGuire‘The elites don’t inspire me; they have a job to do. But when I see an everyday runner, sweating but hardly moving, tight-lipped but swearing like a sailor, dead-eyed but focused – that’s when I want to applaud.’– John Carroll‘No single runner. But I’m a sucker for a Rocky-style dedication story; so, anyone who relays tales of getting up at sparrow fart, training through…

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editor’s letter

I HOPE YOU’LL PARDON THE slightly inelegant expression, but 2020 can do one. The start of a new year has always been a time for optimism and looking forward to better things, and I don’t think that’s ever been more keenly felt by so many of us than right now. I’m looking forward to seeing my friends and colleagues again, to my bedroom not doubling as my workplace anymore and to a widespread return of races – I’ve missed those shared moments when runners come together, whether at a local parkrun or a mass marathon. Even without races, running has been my constant this year. In some ways, it’s become more integral to my life, which, after 13 years as a runner, was perhaps the shot in the arm I needed.…

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LILY DYU To the runner and writer, the story of Nepali trail star Mira Rai shows us that great talent may go unseen without opportunity. Like Mira, Dyu dreams of a world where everyone has a chance to flourish. Read Mira’s story in Racing the Wind on p30 MICHAEL CRAWLEY The anthropologist and 2:20 marathoner spent 15 months in Ethiopia, immersing himself in the country’s rich and unique running culture. He introduces us to the lessons, insights and new perspective he gained in Magic and Madness on p46.…

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road to nowhere

HAVE YOU EVER tried to run through an injury for fear that you’ll lose fitness if you stop training? This is ‘sunk-cost bias’, the tendency to press on because you’re worried about wasting the work you’ve put in. A common example is lining up for a race knowing you’re not fit enough to run your planned time, but still setting off at that pace. UK Athletics running coach Laura Fountain ( says straight talk can help: ‘Get an outside perspective on your plans, whether that’s talking it through with a friend or clubmate, or with a coach who isn’t just going to tell you what you want to hear.’…

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level pegging

WE CAN NEVER ATTAIN THE miraculous symmetry of a snowflake, but movement specialist Shane Benzie ( says we ought to at least try. ‘If we run in a symmetrical way, each movement is investing in the next movement,’ he says. ‘So we tap into the elastic energy within the body.’ Asymmetry creates what Benzie calls ‘chaos in the body’, making inefficiency and injury more likely, as one side of the body is working harder than the other. Asymmetry is often easiest to spot – and remedy – in the arms. ‘Your arms are dominant over your legs, says Benzie, ‘so what your right arm is doing sends messages to your left leg, and vice versa on the other side.’ He encourages people to imagine a centre line running down their body…