Runner's World UK April 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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cherry canyon los angeles, us

THE LOCATION Cherry Canyon Park, La Cañada-Flintridge, Los Angeles, California, US. THE RUN An easy 15-minute drive from northeast LA, Cherry Canyon has an excellent network of small trails and great views of the San Gabriel Mountains on the west side. Run out on the fire road to the east for spectacular views of Los Angeles from Glendale to downtown and Griffith Park. On a clear day, you can see the Pacific Ocean. RUNNER Runner and award-winning composer Saunder Jurriaans, interviewed on page 22. PHOTOGRAPHER TJ Marton…

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do you run with music?

‘Yes. Music enhances my performance and helps me to switch off from everyday stresses.’– Wayne Hannon‘Always on long runs and, increasingly during lockdown, on the shorter ones, too. But when the run has a specific focus, such as a tempo or speedwork session, I find it’s easier to concentrate without music distracting me.’– Andy Dixon‘I never used to, but since Covid, my training has become more unstructured, so now I find that I leave my watch at home and take my earphones instead.’– Kerry McCarthy‘I have tried but found that it prevented me from hearing the comforting sounds of my tortured breathing and thudding footfall.’– John Carroll‘Away from running, I adore music, but when it comes to lacing up, nothing beats the sound of silence.’– Rick Pearson…

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editor’s letter

READING LISA JACKSON’S feature about the inspiring, funny and memorable experiences she’s had while doing races at home and abroad (page 56) got me thinking about mine. As she says, reliving such exploits is ‘a magical way of transporting us beyond the four walls of home’ while Covid has wrenched races and travel from us. So I’m remembering with a smile the time Kerry McCarthy and I were overtaken by a pair of septuagenarians called ‘The Geezers’ during the Trans Rockies Run (our shame was slightly reduced when we learned one of them was, in 1974, the first human winner of the Western States 100-miler – formerly a horse race). Or running the Marathon du Médoc with my wife, drinking the finest wines available to humanity and stopping to have…

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SAM MURPHY The RW columnist, author and running coach goes deep into the latest science on how running can slow – and even reverse – parts of the ageing process. Discover how lacing up and logging the miles could be the key to staying Forever Young on p30. MICHAEL AGYIN The runner and advocate for the deaf community talks about the challenges our sport can present for deaf runners, the rewards it can bring and how to make a more inclusive runners’ world in For Deaf Runners Like Me, Inclusivity Requires More Than Lip Service on p52.…

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put yourself in their shoes

THEY ARE WORN by some of the fastest runners on the planet, but if you really want to feel the performance-enhancing benefits of shoes that have carbon-fibre plates, you’re better off being average. A study by the University of Colorado Boulder, US, has concluded that for runners moving slower than nine minutes per mile, any percentage improvement in running economy, such as the kind provided by the new range of super shoes, translates to a higher percentage improvement in pace. For example, a one per cent improvement in running economy for a 4:30 marathoner would make them 1.17 per cent faster, taking more than three minutes off their finishing time. ‘A lot of times, recreational runners assume these things are just going to benefit elite athletes, when the reality is…

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get the jump on running

YOU KNOW THOSE JOE WICKS PE lessons you’ve been avoiding since lockdown began? Maybe it’s time to give them a try. In a Norwegian study, elite runners found they improved their 3km times by replacing 30 per cent of their running with plyometrics – the kind of moves Wicks performs. The runners in the study were already running a lot, so if you’re running just three times a week, swapping one of those runs for high-intensity star jumps is not the way to go. The message for all but the most frequent of runners is to keep up the running, but add some plyometrics. WALK, IF YOU’RE SO INCLINED If you find you have to walk up steep hills, don’t worry about it, as it can be more efficient to walk uphill than…