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My running is missing the Olympics!

  • runbritain .

It's been a week now since the Olympic closing ceremony and I think I'm having withdrawal symptoms. The news and television has gone back to the doom and gloom of all that is bad in the world and, as a result, I swear I've lost a bit of the spring in my step in my training sessions. Can that really be the case? Does watching our Olympic superstars perform and get the very best out of themselves inspire me to do the same?

A breath of fresh air for grassroots running in China

  • runbritain .

Beijing is frequently in the news – for all the wrong reasons – when it comes to air quality writes Orlando Edwards, GB Mountain Runner and member of Team Inov-8.

So, as you can imagine, moving to live here from the UK has proven tough, so much so that I’ve often felt like hanging up my racing shoes. Recently the Chinese government issued a Red Alert owing to the thick smog engulfing Beijing. Yes, it’s that bad. The city where I live, Wuhan, doesn’t fare much better in the clean air stakes.

Training on the dunes

  • runbritain .

Every now and again you do a session that gives you the feel-good factor like no other. Today I had one of those sessions and considering that the weather was horrid, I didn't expect it to be so uplifting.