Jemma Reekie Olympics stroll

Mixed fortunes on opening day of Athletics in Tokyo

The opening day of athletics saw successful transitions for all the 800m women, but our 5000m women had a much tougher time in the heat of Tokyo. Ethiopian, Selemon Barega claimed the 10 000m gold to relieve Sir Mo Farah (handicap -7.5) of his 5-year title in a race that saw Marc Scott finish in 14th place.

Read more

Masters runners fight back against sacropenia

Prehab is better than cure

A runner normally experiences rehabilitation from injury at some stage. Ifyour training programme includes the things that you might expect to see in a rehabilitation programme, you may reduce the chance of injury. This type of work is known as prehabilitation or prehab.

Read more
stretching

Top tips for static stretching

Stretching is an important part of your running training as it can improve your range of movement and help to prevent injury so it is hard to understand why many runners neglect it. If you have a greater range of movement you will be able to cover more ground with each step and this means running your chosen distance wither fewer steps and a quicker time. It's a no-brainer really: running more freely, quickly, efficiently and less inclined to injury!

Read more