The notion of being a vegetarian or vegan elite runner would have been alien not too long ago. Protein is key for muscle development and recovery, right? And chicken, eggs and red meat are great sources of protein, right? Therefore, an effective running diet must include meat and eggs. Well, not necessarily. Yet, that leap of logic stood as conventional wisdom for a long time.
Adam Holland is one of Britain's most popular and colourful runners. The Devonian is a man who loves to race and has won more marathons and ultras than anyone else in the UK. He is also the fastest person to run 10 marathons in 10 days.
Jasmin Paris’s record breaking feat at the Montane Spine was another example of how female athletes continue to push the boundaries in endurance sport (writes Jane Holt). This begs the question of whether women are better suited to extreme races such as The Spine and will they outperform men in this and other similar events.
Marrakech in January is the ideal destination for an early year marathon or for a half marathon that will set you up for the spring test of your choice over the classic 26.2 mile distance. It's also a great place for a short winter break with a colourful race thrown in if that's what you fancy.
New year, new me. Some express it far and wide, others are more reserved about the personal revolution the turning of the year will herald. Most of us - at some level - have a sense of renewal at New Year and the resetting of goals. Often – in fact nearly always – health related.
Another BBC Sports Personality of the Year, another entirely predictable debate over whether anyone in British sport has a personality and another social media outrage over BBC bias against men, women, the English, the Scottish, snooker, darts, tiddlywinks and so on.
Defeating negativity requires a positive mental approach to running. Jenny Chambers, an admired and fondly remembered contributor, tells us how to put the chattering chimp in his place and suggests other helpful techniques in this article first published in 2015