Runner's World UK October 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!

Land:
United Kingdom
Språk:
English
Utgiver:
Hearst Magazines UK
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Monthly
kr 39,90
kr 349,43
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gorran haven, cornwall

LOCATION Gorran Haven, Cornwall THE RUN You’ll find the small coastal village of Gorran Haven sitting in a valley, well off the beaten track along the Roseland Peninsula, on the south coast of Cornwall. Run through by navigating the awe-inspiring South West Coast Path, up and down into secluded coves and across some of the more remote sections of the 630-mile National Trail. MudCrew’s RAT festival of running, which is held every August, takes in the Roseland Peninsula across many distances. RUNNER Anna Wiles PHOTOGRAPHER David Miller Photography…

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editor’s letter

AS I WATCHED ELIUD KIPCHOGE CRUISE to his second successive Olympic marathon title in Tokyo a few weeks ago, seemingly making light of the brutal 27°C heat and 73 per cent humidity that saw almost a third of the field drop out, I thought how privileged we are to be able to witness the master at work. I could watch his effortless and almost hypnotic running style all day long, and it was inspiring to see him bounce back after a disappointing London Marathon last year, which led some to question whether the great Kenyan was starting to show signs of fallibility in the autumn of his stellar career. His list of achievements will dazzle future generations in a way that the likes of Sir Roger Bannister or Emil Zátopek…

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contributors

KATIE SILVERTHORNE The writer, voiceover artist and public speaker is an advocate for those with chronic illnesses, especially invisible ones that tend to be misunderstood. She tells her story of how running has helped her to thrive while living with multiple sclerosis on page 36. KATE CARTER The writer and sub-three-hour marathoner looks in detail at the overlooked miracles of our running anatomy – consisting of 26 bones, 33 joints and over 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments working in harmony – in The RW Guide To The Feet, p44.…

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pink on your feet

DRINKING A PINK-COLOURED BEVERAGE before a run may boost your endurance more effectively than water, new research shows. A small study in the journal Frontiers In Nutrition found that when participants ran on a treadmill for 30 minutes at a self-selected speed, those who rinsed their mouth with a pink-hued drink ran 4.4% faster than those who rinsed with a clear drink. Why? We tend to associate the colour pink with sweetness, and we often reach for sweet tastes before exercise in anticipation of using the glucose to fuel muscle activation.…

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the writing on the wall

WHAT EXACTLY CONSTITUTES HITTING THE WALL? The study was carried out by Barry Smyth, a professor of computer science at University College Dublin and a keen runner. To establish how many runners in his study hit the wall (also known as ‘bonking’ or ‘blowing up’), he looked at runners’ splits from 25km/15 miles to the finish (42.2km/26.2 miles) and compared them with their splits from 5km/3.1 miles to 20km/12.4 miles. Runners who slowed by at least 20% for at least 5km late in the race were deemed to have hit the wall. WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THIS? The reasons for hitting the wall (HTW) are similar for men and women, fast runners and slow: not enough training, poor pacing during the race and failure to fuel and hydrate properly. ‘Runners and coaches have…

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sweet nothing

RUNNERS WITH a sports drink habit, listen up: drinking two or more sugar-sweetened beverages a day may double your risk of developing bowel cancer before the age of 50. That’s according to a new study published in the journal Gut. The probable reason is that sugar-sweetened drinks can cause a rapid rise in blood glucose and insulin secretion, which causes inflammation and obesity – conditions associated with a higher risk of bowel cancer. The consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages may contribute to the rising incidence of early onset bowel cancer, according to the researchers. ‘Reducing intake and/or [substitution] with healthier beverages among adolescents and young adults may serve as a potential actionable strategy to alleviate the growing burden of bowel cancer before the age of 50.’ 30G Adults should have no more than…

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