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Running to change the world

Running is often thought of as a solitary activity, but in fact it is being increasingly used as means of building peace and wellbeing, improving social conditions and bringing people together by groups and organisations all over the world. Part of the reason is undoubtedly that running is one of the simplest forms of human expression, and something that most of us can do even a little of.

Here we look at the work of some of these groups: Read more >>

Steering clear of Achilles tendon injuries while running

It is estimated that over 250,000 people suffer Achilles tendon injuries during sports, making it one of the most common sporting injuries. Achilles problems often tend to persistently nag runners for some time after they are first gotten, and so they are something that are best avoided. The pivotal location of the Achilles tendon also means a niggle here can act as a warning system to watch how you're treating your body in general. Here are some tips for prevention and treatment: Read more >>

Famous feats of endurance running

Ultra distance running with hiking sandals is a relatively recently popular sport, but it has a colourful history to match any of the more well-established sporting disciplines, beginning in the late 1860's to the present day. Read more >>

Alternatives to sports drinks

Sports drinks are now a multi billion dollar industry, with brands lining up huge advertising campaigns and signing up sports stars in an effort to get the edge on their competitors. However, if you're uneasy about washing down drinks with a long list of laboratory-sounding ingredients, or merely looking for a more natural alternative, there might be a way to fashion an alternative from things that are already in the refrigerator. Read more >>

Energy gels: pros, cons and how to use them properly

The use of energy gels is something runners are rarely ambivalent about - many runners swear by them, whilst others see them as taking away from the natural experience of running. Let's take a closer look. Read more >>

Form a running habit with seven easy steps

For many people, taking up running or some other sports is always something they've been meaning to do (and indeed make plenty of noise about doing), but often it never gets beyond the intention stage - perhaps we go for a run or two and then the initial impulse fizzles out.

But how can we form a habit that lasts? That's what this article aims to find out: Read more >>

Sri Chinmoy 1931-2001: a tribute

Sri Chinmoy, whose vision of running and sports as a means of self-discovery led to the founding of the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team, passed away on the 11th of October 2007. He was 76 years old. A formidable sprinter in his youth, and a prolific marathoner and ultramarathoner in his forties and fifties, Sri Chinmoy will probably most be remembered in the running world for his founding of the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team, and his guidance of the Team into the world's largest organiser of endurance events. Read more >>