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14 Jun

What Is VO2 Max?



If you want a fast car you go for one with a pretty large engine, right? It’s the same if you want to run a fast marathon, you need to make sure that your body has a large engine, writes runner and physiologist Colin Thomas…

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7 Jun

Running For Office



Had enough of political posturing these last few weeks? Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn, Tim Farron, and Nicola Sturgeon with their predictable promises over the NHS, education and the economy. All well and good, but what we really want to know is which politician gets our vote as the best runner? Never mind Brexit negotiations, who's got what it takes in a pair of trainers?

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10 May

Just (About To) Do It



Whatever your take on the rights and wrongs of Nike's manufactured bid to break two hours for the marathon last weekend, it's undeniable that it was absolutely fascinating writes Chris Broadbent. The morality of Breaking2, which included constant pacemaking, wind protection, advanced technology footwear and nutrition fuelling on the move – all designed to shave precious seconds and minutes off the existing world record of 2:02:57 – were widely questioned.

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3 May

Big Race, Bigger Personality

Jersey Marathon

Every marathon has a background story. You can’t have thousands taking on the huge task of running 26.1 miles, overcoming incredible physical and mental challenges, and often fundraising for an important cause, without stories that will inspire, motivate and generate a hugely emotive response along the way.

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26 Apr

Post-Run Recipes

Sandwich

Granted, this week’s Runtalk might be a little late for those who completed London Marathon on Sunday. Who can blame them if they have since gorged on chips, curry and lager? Let’s be honest, they deserve it!

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