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Runner's World UK

Runner's World UK

February 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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check out our website!

Training, gear, news, health, nutrition, races, reviews and much more from the wonderful world of running. Visit runnersworld.com/uk INJURY TIME We reveal the injury that most commonly affects marathon runners. Take a guess. runnersworld.com/uk/marathoninjury MAN IN A HURRY Who is Joshua Cheptegei? Hint: he’s fast and Mo Farah should keep an eye on him. runnersworld.com/uk/cheptegei SOUND ADVICE This 71-year-old ran her first marathon and is encouraging others to do the same. runnersworld.com/uk/helenllyodjones…

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runner's world uk

Andy Dixon EDITOR-IN-CHIEF EDITORIAL JOE MACKIE Deputy Editor KERRY McCARTHY Commissioning Editor RICK PEARSON Section Editor JOHN CARROLL Chief Sub Editor ART WAYNE HANNON Creative Director JACK TENNANT Art Editor DIGITAL BEN HOBSON Digital Editor JANE MCGUIRE Deputy Digital Editor CONTRIBUTORS JO PAVEY Contributing Editor KIERAN ALGER, KATE CARTER, TOM CRAGGS, MALLORY CREVLING, STEPHEN GLENNON, DAMIAN HALL, PAUL HOBROUGH, LISA JACKSON, ASHLEY MATEO, JORDAN METZL, JONNY MUIR, SAM MURPHY, KIM PEARSON, JOSEPHINE PERRY, SAM RIDER, SELENE YEAGER HEARST UK JAMES WILDMAN CEO, Hearst UK | President, Hearst Europe CLAIRE BLUNT Chief Operating Officer ROBERT FFITCH Chief Strategy Officer MATT HAYES Chief Brand Officer, Entertainment & Wellness BETSY FAST Chief Content Development Officer SURINDER SIMMONS Chief People Officer SOPHIE WILKINSON Head of Editorial Operations CLARE GORMAN Chief Operations Director JUDITH SECOMBE Managing Director, Hearst Brand Services JANE SHACKLETON Brand Development Director, Health & Fitness CLIENT DIVISION ANDREA SULLIVAN Director of Health & Sport DENISE DEGROOT Director of Travel JIM…

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what’s your running goal for 2020?

‘Mine’s a simple one, but so complicated: I want to return to full fitness after a year of niggles. The mind is willing, but the body has been in a bit of a sulk.’ – John Carroll ‘To run more with my son. He’s nine and has joined the school XC club, and I think we’re ready for some serious bonding time. Oh, and there’s a 53-mile ultra for some “me time”, in case my dad halo was starting to shine there…’ – Joe Mackie ‘Run for fun. Not an earth-shattering concept, but one I’ve never applied to myself. My plan is to sack off the PB-chasing for a year and get out on the trails instead.’ – Kerry McCarthy ‘I’m becoming a dad in early 2020, so my goal is to carry…

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editor’s letter

THE START OF A NEW year is traditionally a time for making plans and setting new goals. For runners, these can be as general as just trying to have more fun, or as specific and measurable as trying to run a PB or tackling a new distance. (For my part, I’m taking on a second ultra in the summer – at 53 miles, it will be my longest ever run. And can I break my 5K PB at the age of 47? Answer: probably not. But I’ll give it a go!) Whatever your target, we’ve got the advice and inspiration to help you smash 2020. If you want to take your first steps as a runner, run faster, go longer or just get more joy from your running, you’ll find expert…

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KATE CARTER With the Tokyo Olympic Games on the horizon, the journalist and sub-three marathoner looks back at one of the great moments from Olympic history. Get the full story of how Cathy Freeman carried a nation’s hopes in Amazing Grace on p58. JONNY MUIR The author of The Mountains are Calling shares the emotional journey he experiences every time he runs from the streets of Edinburgh to the Pentland Hills. Remind yourself of where running can take us with My Favourite Run on p54.…

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peak district, derbyshire

THE EXPERIENCE The Peak District National Park covers an area of 555 square miles and takes in parts of Derbyshire, Yorkshire, Staffordshire and Cheshire. It is one of the most beautiful regions in the country and a natural resource to be treasured. The district was named a National Park in 1951, the first in the country to receive the designation. (The most recent addition was the South Downs in 2010.) With almost 1,800 miles of footpaths and trails, there are routes for runners of all abilities, from low, well-surfaced trails to rugged ascents and descents, and wild moorland. Races of all distances are also organised by clubs in the region, if you fancy something more organised. WHEN TO GO Any time, even deepest winter, as you can see. The weather can change quickly,…