Month: December 2019

10 years of change in women’s running

As we bid goodbye to a decade, the founder of Girls Run the World, Rachael Woolston celebrates the advances made in exercise and running for women but calls for more advances to be made in the next. Strava This simple tracking app first launched in 2009, but it is in this decade that it has had the biggest impact on women’s running. I joined in 2012 and have slowly seen the number of women using it explode. Most positive of all, it helped to introduce women – and men – to what pace was, how this can positively affect their

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Are you a mind or soul athlete?

Being aware of what drives you, will help you to plan and choose which are the right types of events to enter and the best way to train for them If you were to think of well known athletes, who would you think of who is someone who is a mind athlete, someone who pushes through using the power of the mind, who is probably always breaking down the numbers in their head, driven by the statistics? And on the flip-side, who looks like they do it for the heart-pumping, lung-burning joy of it? Paula Radcliffe and Chrissie Wellington are

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I ran 1.35 when last year I couldn’t walk

Last year, mum of two, Louise Read, 37, a lawyer from Notts couldn’t walk. This month she ran 1.35 for a half marathon as she details her return to health – and juggling duty exclusively for GRTW I write this at work during my lunch break, whilst trying to scoff a vegan Christmas sandwich having returned from a rushed trip into town to get the kids Christmas jumpers for school. ON top of the fact, I was up at 5.50am to squeeze in a 30 minute run for my marathon training before leaving for work at 7.30am. And because today

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Join our global women’s running challenge this January

Join our global running fitness challenge this January 2020 to empower women worldwide – and boost your health, fitness and running mojo while you are at it! You know January is usually a time when you feel a bit, ‘meh.’ You’ve probably overindulged, the twinkling festive fairy lights have been taken down, and you often feel unmotivated, unfit and definitely not on your game! #GRTWRunuary2020 will prevent all of those feelings, leaving you filled with positive energy. Our January running challenge for all women inspires and motivates you to get moving every day of the month. It doesn’t matter if

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GRTW Runderlust – this weekend’s bucket list races

If you love running, travel and food, what better way to explore the world than by cherry-picking up incredible race destinations. Here’s our pick of where we’d love to run this weekend VilNIUS CHRISTMAS RUN Enjoy a magical Xmas themed run through the UNESCO world heritage site of the Old Town of Lithuania. Choose from 3k up to 10k and any festive themed outfit. There is a lot to visit and pack in on this weekend trips; alongside it’s baroque history is the tale of this great city during WW2, which saw over 90% of the Jewish population were murdered.

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5 Ways to Build Bulletproof Good Habits

When it comes to embracing a life of healthy habits, forget willpower or having to ‘stick’ to anything. It’s all about finding your why…and rigging your environment! Discover your trigger, behaviour and reward Figure out these three things, and then set your home or work space up, so that your trigger is always visible if it is a positive thing, or hidden if it’s for negative behaviour such as eating lots of biscuits in the afternoon. For instance, when it comes to running, or working out regularly, your trigger could be a training plan pasted to your fridge door, or

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the 12th century empire angkor wat complex

GRTW Runderlust – this weekend’s bucket list running destinations

Run to the beat of reggae in Jamaica or watch the sun rise over Angkor Wat in Cambodia, here’s our pick of the place to run and travel around the world this weekend Jamaica Reggae Marathon Set in the popular resort town of Negril, the Reggae Marathon attracts 2,300 runners from all over the world, although if you don’t fancy the hard work of a full 26.2 miles, you can drop to the half. There’s sun, reggae and delicious refreshment stalls to keep you going with fresh coconut water and fruits. And with the white sands of the beach right

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