The New Rules of Running: Go Farther, Faster, Longer. Forget everything you’ve ever heard. It’s all about technique

By Mike Dawson Given that we were built to run, it’s curious how complicated we’ve made the business of going for a jog. Let’s keep it simple: Running properly has nothing to do with what you put (or don’t put) on your feet or what surface you run on and … Continue reading

Beware of trendy barefoot running shoes – you could end up with broken bones in your foot

By Anna Hart Advocates of barefoot running claim it can reduce injuries and back pain ‘Minimalist’ shoes such as these now account for 15% of sales But experts say many people suffer injuries by overdoing it early on Runners should make transition from regular trainers more slowly, they say It … Continue reading

Injured (Again)

I was out on my short, fast run this morning when disaster struck. There was no reason for it that I could see.  Things were going along as usual and I was running a little slower to prepare myself for the long uphill that I go this way for. Then … Continue reading

An Injury Prevention Exercise

This is a quick tip to help you to prevent injury and improve your running. Get hold of a piece of 2 x 4 or something similar, about a foot long, and leave it on the floor near to a doorway. I have mine by the kitchen door. Then every … Continue reading

London Diary

I am spending a few days in London at the moment. It has little to do with running I know, but I have two comments to make. I went to Madame Tussaude’s and saw a waxwork of Jesse Owens. What surprised me was how small he was, though that was … Continue reading

Running Better; Running Faster

Well, it’s been a few weeks now since I abandoned my running shoes.  All is still well.  In fact, I have not felt this good for years. I am still getting used to it:  my feet ache more and I feel like I am on the verge of getting shin … Continue reading

To Run or Not to Run

That is the question when the weather is bad and the going underfoot is treacherous. But, that is only relative I suppose, and when you live somewhere with a benign climate like I do, a few inches of snow or a week of freezing temperatures is something of a shock … Continue reading

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