OOFOS recovery shoe

Are You in Recovery Mode?

Recovery is important to all runners and that can start with your shoes. We take a look at a range of the recovery footwear on the market

London Marathon Appoints Spencer Barden as Head of Elite Athletes

London Marathon Events Ltd today announced the appointment of Spencer Barden as Head of Elite Athletes, replacing David Bedford, who steps down in November.

A former international athlete who represented his country in track, road and cross country events, Barden has worked with British Athletics in a variety of roles and is currently the consultant Head of Athlete Recruitment where he recruits the elite fields for all televised meets including the London Anniversary Games, Birmingham Diamond League and the Indoor Grand Prix in Birmingham and Glasgow.

In his new role at London Marathon Events, Barden will be responsible for assembling the elite fields for the Virgin Money London Marathon, The Vitality Big Half, the Vitality Westminster Mile and the Vitality London 10,000. He will continue his work with British Athletics recruiting the elite fields for televised events.

Lakeland Trails

Races on a Budget

Race entry is an expensive business these days, so here are our suggestions for some types of events which won’t blow the budget.

Step up 4 good

Raise Funds and your Heart Rate with Step Up 4 Good

There’s still time to enter this year’s Step Up 4 Good charity run event on Sunday, 14th October in Newbury, Berkshire. The event has a Mini Mile for younger children and families, a 5k and a 10k (age 15 and above), all set in 1200 acres of beautiful heathland.

The venue of Greenham Common provides a fast, flat course and runners will get a t-shirt and medal. The event is raising funds to support local community projects through The Good Exchange.

You can enter at www.stepup4good.co.uk

On Cloudace

On Cloudace Review

We tried out the new On Cloudace, a cushioned, stability road shoe for runners who want support on their runs. Here’s what we thought.

Beer mile

5 Races with a Difference

Bored of the same old running routes and the same old races? Why not try one of the many ‘different’ races out here? Here’s our top 5 suggestions.

Ben Dave Running Yorkshire

The Secret to Running Yorkshire? Beer

Ben Dave is currently running ‘a lap of Yorkshire’ in order to raise funds for CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably). We joined him for a bit to see how it was going.