Runner's World UK March 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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portland, dorset

THE LOCATION The Isle of Portland is the Jurassic Coast’s most southerly point. Joined to the mainland by Chesil Beach, its isolated location and beautiful scenery make it a real explorer’s paradise. THE RUN Following the South West Coast Path national trail around the perimeter of the island makes a great 10-mile circular trail run. With its undulating, technical terrain, Portland will test even the most experienced of trail runners, but it’s also suitable for beginners, who will love the superb clifftop trails. RUNNER Anna Wiles PHOTOGRAPH…

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do you have a family running buddy?

‘My sister went from refusing five years ago to run because “I was always picked last at games” to completing four half marathons with me and running three times a week as a release from mothering five girls. Seeing the change in her self-confidence and self-perception makes me very happy.’ – Kerry McCarthy‘When I go back to Ireland, I often run with my two younger brothers. From these runs I have learned that they are both fitter than I am. And that I am old.’ – John Carroll‘I love my family dearly, but one of the things I enjoy about running is that it feels like my thing. We share many other interests – books, TV shows, a mutual admiration for the music of REM – but not running. And…

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editor’s letter

IN MY LAST LETTER, I SAID how glad I was to see the back of 2020, but based on the evidence of the last few weeks, its successor is trying to outdo last year in the crapness stakes. So here we are again, in another lockdown, homeschooling the kids again and we don’t even have last spring’s nice weather to take the edge off. To use a running metaphor, it’s a bit like we’re all at mile 19 of a marathon – we’ve been grinding it out for a long time now, we’re hurting and the finish still seems a good way off. But at times like this, I’m reminded of the phrase ‘tough times never last, but tough people do.’ So we’ll do what we runners always do – keep…

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MITCHELL S JACKSON The author of Survival Math teaches creative writing at the University of Chicago. To mark the anniversary of the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, he celebrates ‘Maud’ and gives a powerful insight into running and race in the US, in 12 Minutes and a Life, p60. SIMON AKAM The freelance writer turned his investigative eye on runners’ ancient nemesis – the blister. Read the fascinating history of our long battle and how we may – just possibly – be on the verge of a decisive victory, in There’s the Rub on p38.…

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sisters pursued it by themselves

UNTIL RECENTLY, scientists believed it was ancient man who patiently ran down the antelopes and other luckless ungulates, while ancient woman gathered the berries. Not so, according to a new study.1 An excavation of ancient burial sites has led to the conclusion it was often women, not men, who were buried next to a hunting toolkit – suggesting these objects belonged to them. The relatively small difference between men’s and women’s performance in long-distance events has also been attributed to the theory that women were, in fact, the original ultrarunners – they were just hunting down dinner, not PBs. WORDS: RICK PEARSON. ILLUSTRATION: JASON LYON. 1. SCIENCE ADVANCES…

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walk of no shame

FOR SOME RUNNERS, the idea of walking sections of a long run or – worse again! – a race is a sign of defeat, or a lack of grit, or inadequate training. But it shouldn’t be. A new study has found that the run/walk method (also known as ‘Jeffing’, in recognition of one its biggest advocates, US Olympian, author and RW contributor Jeff Galloway) can reduce muscle soreness and get you to a marathon finish line in roughly the same time as continuous running. For the study, published in Science of Medicine in Sport, non-elite male and female participants covered 26.2 miles, either run/walking or just running. The run/walkers reported less muscle fatigue and pain afterwards and, surprisingly, achieved broadly similar finishing times to the run-only group. The run/walkers’ times…