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Women's Running

Women's Running

July 2020

Marathoner, jogger or racer, Women’s Running magazine prepares you for any distance no matter your running style or ability. Looking for the most suitable trainers and apparel to make every run rewarding? Or perhaps expert tips on how to boost your stamina and improve your energy levels? Look no further than a super informative, digital subscription to Women’s Running magazine! Every issue offers a full scope into the world of running - from sections on gym training and healthy nutrition to running fashions and running events for women of all ages. Discover everything you need to take your running to the next level. Maximise every run with the ultimate monthly motivational guide - subscribe to Women’s Running today!

United Kingdom
Anthem Publishing
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in this issue

2 min.

Wow, you guys! Wow! Look, turn immediately to page 32 to find out about just a handful of running heroes who’ve been doing incredible things during this time. They’ve built communities, raised smiles, raised funds for charity, and so much more. These runners haven’t let coronavirus lessen them: in this pandemic, they put their shoulders back, put other people first, and have run to help others. That’s them, but also you. My social feeds are bursting with runners who’ve done incredible things–one of my favourites has been Louise Casey, who ran a marathon for Great Ormond Street Hospital inside a Premier Inn. But all of you have been magnificent. And I think we’re also magnificent for just making it to Friday, frankly. I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it until I’m…

1 min.
we couldn’t have done it without…

Anna McNuff Anna is back with her second column for Women’s Running. Anna is an adventurer who likes to have a giggle: she has run the length of Hadrian’s Wall dressed as a Roman Centurion and the length of the UK wearing no shoes at all. We adore her. This issue she explores the ways in which she’s had to adjust her mindset during lockdown, and found happiness along the way, on page 40. Louise Pyne Louise is a health journalist and nutritionist who specialises in helping to optimise women’s wellbeing. Over the last few months she’s been running every day in the Bath countryside and fine-tuning her favourite yoga positions on the mat. This month, she has had a look at how routine could be our saviour during these unsettling times, and…

4 min.

The people, campaigns, research and updates making an impact in our running community this month Recent global events have made us all realise that even though we want to live in a world where there are no barriers to women running, we are painfully aware that those barriers exist. We see ourselves as a sisterhood and we want to ensure that all your voices are heard. At Women’s Running, we have always wanted to be representative, and to support inclusivity, but we know that we can do more Our Women’s Running warrior, Shareefa J, shared her views with us on discrimination, when Blackout Tuesday hit: “I think it’s really important that everyone talks about this situation. The more conversations we have, the more we will be able to move forward much faster.…

2 min.
new gear

Hands off! Adidas phone grips and armbands allow you to carry your device securely and comfortably while running, so there’s little risk of you dropping it. Or with their new stands, you can conveniently watch your virtual yoga class, or view your workout plans, hands-free. These stands and grips are super slim, to fit in your pocket. They hold your phone in three different viewing positions, to make it easier to stay connected with other people, watch videos, or create content. The collection comes in a variety of colours and designs (including camo), and the Adidas Case with In-Built Stand & Grip is available for various iPhone and Galaxy devices. Fuel for speed The perfect lightweight shoe for fast running this summer, the New Balance FuelCell Rebels provide oodles of spring thanks to…

3 min.
manage my hay fever when i run

Hay fever and allergic rhinitis are caused by the immune system’s overreaction to pollen and other airborne allergens such as dust and pet dander. This releases too many histamines, which cause hay fever symptoms; sneezing, a runny, stuffy nose, itchy, watery eyes and nasal congestion. How can runners reduce their suffering? Avoiding the allergen is the first line of defence, says Max Wiseberg, an expert in airborne allergens. “If you can, try to train when there is least pollen around, so you breathe in less,” he says. “Peak pollen times are early morning and evening.” Other strategies include having a shower and putting on clean training gear for a run, which will reduce the pollen that’s collected in your hair and on clothing. “Before you start your run, apply an organic drug-free allergen…

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EXERCISE DOWN, WEIGHT UP Physical activity among adults has fallen by a quarter since the UK’s lockdown came into effect–leading to a third of people putting on weight. Yorkshire Cancer Research asked 2,000 adults about their habits, and found those who’ve increased in weight have put on an average of six pounds. Plus the typical adult has gone from doing an average of two hours of physical activity a day to just one hour and 32 minutes. “Being physically active is so crucial to reducing the likelihood of developing cancer,” said Dr Kathryn Scott, chief executive at Yorkshire Cancer Research. “It’s really important to exercise when possible. With millions working from home or looking after children, many of us have no cause to leave our homes–oft en for days at a time.” Sensational smile Want a…