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The Curse Of “Runner’s Belly”

The Curse Of “Runner’s Belly” “Runner’s Belly”, “Radcliffe’s Runs”, “Paula’s Poops”… call it what you want there’s nothing worse than getting caught short while you’re mid run. I’m guessing a large proportion of Running Junkies readers will relate to this and if you are anything like me, you know the locations of the local “convenience […]

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Two Weekends, Two Runs: The Berlin Marathon & Bournemouth Half

Two Weekends, Two Runs: The Berlin Marathon & Bournemouth Half In the last two weeks, I have run the 40th Berlin Marathon and the 1st Bournemouth Half Marathon. Two runs, two very different events. The Berlin Marathon The Berlin Marathon consisted of 40,000 runners including the world’s top marathon runners and a city that has […]

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My First 5K Race: Runner Number 679

My First 5K Race: Runner Number 679 My adrenaline is pumping, and I’m good at hiding the fact that I’m a nervous wreck today. I woke up every hour on the hour the night before. Did I eat too much yesterday? Did I eat enough yesterday? What if this? What if that? I had a […]

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The Toughest Race On Earth, Part 7: Stage 2 (37km)

The Toughest Race On Earth, Part 7: Stage 2 (37km) In 1998, GB Ultra-Distance athlete Dominic Croft competed in the 13th Marathon Des Sables, an endurance event which has earned a reputation as being the ‘toughest race on earth’. This is his story. Monday morning and most of my friends back home would be getting […]

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The Best Headphones For Running – 2013 Edition

The Best Headphones For Running – 2013 Edition Picture the scene… You’re midway through a taxing interval session. You’re tiring. It’s mid July and the heat is killing you. You want to curl up into the foetal position and hide away. Thoughts such as “Why am I doing this?” drift into your head. Then, just […]

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