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Free public lecture: Learn how to apply music in exercise and sport

We’re extremely excited to announce that Dr Costas Karageorghis will deliver a free public lecture based on the content of his new book, Applying Music in Exercise and Sport.

The free event will take place in Beckenham, Kent on the evening of Wednesday 28 September. He will present theoretical principles and cutting-edge research related to music applications in the domain of exercise and sport.

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Shoes alter the spring-like function of the foot during running

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The development of running shoes has advanced, but the rate of running injuries hasn’t decreased for the last 40 years.

When running, bare feet act like springs which absorb the shock of striking the road, this is then used as energy to push through into the next stride. It has been suggested that overly bouncy running shoes can interfere with the process of running and encourage foot muscles to relax and over time weaken. These claims have led researchers and some runners to suspect running shoes may do more harm than good.

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Running may be better than cycling for long term bone health

Exercise that puts greater strain on bones, like running, may improve long-term bone health more effectively than non weight-bearing activities like cycling, a recent study has found.

The study was conducted at the Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi in Milan. Researchers measured the levels of hormones in 12 ultra marathon runners before and after they ran a 65km (40.3 mile) race. These levels were compared to 12 other individuals of the same age who did not partake in the race, but instead participated in low to moderate physical exercise. Continue reading

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Discover the sport of trail running

“Trail running is very individual. Everyone has a distinctive technique depending on background and experience. We all can learn and get inspired from Where the Road Ends.”

—Emelie Forsberg, Member of the Salomon International Team, World Cup Champion in Skyrunning Ultra Distance and European Ultrarunning Champion

Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running captures the excitement, intensity and appeal of the outdoors.

Training, preparation, competition, injury prevention and strategy are all covered in this authoritative guide. These are accompanied by detailed instructions, expert insights and stunning colour photography.

Whether an experienced road runner looking for new challenges or an extreme athlete pushing physical limits, this guide teaches how to conquer trails, terrain and the conditions of the great outdoors.

Normal Price: £16.99 | €25.80
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The definitive guide to running the Half Marathon

Hal Higdon’s name is synonymous with running. As a contributing editor for Runner’s World and best-selling author, he has helped countless runners achieve their goals.

Hal Higdon’s Half Marathon Training features everything runners need to know about tackling the half marathon. With 15 customisable programmes ranging from novice to advanced, it guides, encourages and paces readers to reach their goals.

With advice for all levels of runners, it teaches readers how to get started with training, as well as showing where to focus attention, when to progress and how to keep it simple.

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Ultra runner sets new 12 hour treadmill world record

Ultra runner Susie Chan has set a new 12-hour treadmill world record with the support of sport science and exercise experts from Kingston University in London. The 40 year old athlete ran a total distance of 68.54 miles (110.3km) in 12 hours. The world record attempt took place in the human performance laboratory at the University’s Penrhyn Road campus. Continue reading

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Human Kinetics author Dr. Jason Karp to host Live Running Workshops

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Running expert and owner of Run-Fit Dr. Jason Karp has announced a series of Live Certification shows providing coaching and educational services to runners and fitness professionals around the world.

The REVO2LUTION RUNNING certification programme educates fitness professionals on fundamental running-specific training principles. It also provides them with the required skill and expertise to train runners and teach science-based group treadmill interval workouts. The full day workshops will blend educational lectures with practical workouts, followed by an exam.

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Dark chocolate could help boost athletic performance

Dark chocolate has long been hailed for its positive effects on cardiovascular health, but now a recent study has found that the tasty snack could actually help boost athletic performance.

A team at London’s Kingston University were hoping to find out whether dark chocolate could provide a similar boost to that of beetroot juice.  Continue reading

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