Women's Running November 2021

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in this issue

2 min

Recently, I went for a drink with a friend in a pub (all of those words together still feel quite radical), and she told me about her experiences running her first ultra. We both had a bit of a cry as she recounted the physical and mental endurance of those two days. It had been so hard, but so good: a feeling that many of us can empathise with. The thing is, whether we’ve been training our guts out for an ultra or for our very first 5K, when we achieve that thing for the very first time, it’s common for us to feel a bit overwhelmed. Because, of course, the race we do is the result of many weeks and months of sheer hard work, of determination, and of sacrifice.…

1 min
we couldn’t have done it without…

Sophie Power Sophie is an ultrarunner and a champion for women in sport. Since a photo of her breastfeeding her three-month-old baby in a 106-mile mountain race went viral, she’s been working to empower women to be active for their physical and mental health, while challenging inequality in racing. This issue, she breaks down the ultra and explains how we can ALL take it on, on page 30. Yes, all of us! Juliet McGrattan Juliet is a former-GP turned health writer and author. Her latest book, Run Well: Essential Health Questions and Answers for Runners, is out now. She is the Women’s Health Lead for 261 Fearless, and the founder and Director of 261 Fearless Club UK. This issue, she uses that experience to encourage all of us to consider coaching more women…

5 min
taking back our start lines

The people, campaigns, research and updates making an impact in our running community this month New Balance has launched The Stolen Starts initiative, a new global community of female runners that elevates these athletes, their stories and the issues they are passionate about. The name, The Stolen Starts, is derived from the deep inequality between women’s and men’s running, speaking powerfully to the reality of women being kept off starting lines throughout history. At the 1928 Olympic games in Amsterdam, false reports that five competitors had collapsed during the women’s 800-metre event (a single runner fell at the finish) resulted in a 30-year ban of women’s running events. This new initiative honours this year’s class of The Stolen Starts who are taking back those starting lines and epitomising the ethos of the…

1 min
this month we love…

YOUNGLIVING COCONUT-LIME BODYBUTTER £41.39, YOUNGLIVING.COM/EN_GB Just what you need after your shower; Uplifting coconut and citrus essential oils moisturise and hydrate. Ideal for winter. MANIFESTO GUMMIES £39.90, MANIFESTO-NUTRITION.COM Supercharged with natural acai berry extract, prebiotics and the carotenoid astaxanthin, these gummies will strengthen hair, skin and nails. GOPOJOINTHEALTH PLUSGINGER £24.99, GOPO.CO.UK Active rose-hip reduces joint pain and stiffness and improves mobility, while ginger helps ease muscles that are tired and stiff from exercise.…

2 min
new gear

You had me at adjustable drawstring If you prefer a looser fit on your runs, the Tala Dusk Joggers are cosy and warm. Super soft material and a relaxed fit ensures you stay comfortable, whether you’re walking, running, hiking or getting a coffee. The drawstring is adjustable and the cuffs are tapered. Sustainably made with recycled cotton and polyester. £40, wearetala.com All’s good in the hood An essential performance hoodie to pull on when the weather changes, the Chrome Merino Wool Cobra 3.0 is durable as well as heat regulating and breathable. Designed from a sustainable, recycled poly and Merino blend, the high collar keeps out the chill, low-profile thumb holes protect your hands, and it has a two-way front zip. The three-panel hood is adjustable, so even the rain won’t stop you.…

3 min
stop suffering from runner’s trots after i run hard?

Runner’s trots or the urgency to do a poo during, or directly after, a run is a very common (but less commonly talked about!) phenomenon. There are a number of factors that can contribute, but we’re going to focus on the nutritional reasons here, and hopefully provide some useful tips for relief. “Reducing caffeine will help prevent runner’s trots,” says Gemma Hurditch, a health coach for the College of Naturopathic Medicine. “Coffee stimulates your bowels, and the added agitation caused by running can strengthen the desire to go. Avoid caffeine such as tea, coffee, cola, chocolate and energy drinks for four hours before you run,” she advises. It’s not just the caffeine at work, either. “Limit your dairy intake,” suggests Gemma. “Milky coffee is probably the worst thing for runner’s trots,…