The World’s Best Sports and Athletic Stadiums – Part 2

The second part of our exploration to visit some of the most iconic sporting arenas in the world, kicks off with serving up the Qizhong Forest Tennis Arena. Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena This purpose-built tennis arena in Shanghai seats 15,000 tennis fans and was erected to host the ATP World Tour Finals in 2005. The most remarkable feature…

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The World’s Best Sports and Athletic Stadiums – Part 1

Sport has always unified and brought people together, whether it is competing on a race track in the Olympics or scoring a goal in the World Cup final, the challenge of sport is invigorating and unifies nations. But let us consider where these great sporting events take place, cathedrals of sport now adorn the planet, so the gladiators of…

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The History of the Marathon

Why is it that the marathon is always considered the most senior race among professional runners? It is probably because it represents the ultimate in performance, where the body, mind and spirit are all tested to the very limit. To understand the history of the marathon as a race you really have to study the Athens marathon, and why…

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The World’s Greatest Marathons – Part 2

The second half of our blog into the world’s greatest marathons takes us to exotic Asia, to China and Japan plus also Europe and ancient Greece. We start at one of the few man-made structures that can be seen from outer space, namely the Great Wall of China. Jinshanling Great Wall Marathon The Jinshanling Great Wall marathon is more…

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The World’s Greatest Marathons – Part 1

To run a marathon itself is a great achievement, it takes months of training, planning and eating the correct diet to undergo such a test of the human body and mind. However, some marathon courses are perceived as superior to others. Perhaps because of location or difficulty, and in this blog, we look at the bucket list of marathons….

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Running as a Way to Raise Money for Charity

Many charities struggle to raise funds for their particular cause, there are just so many charities and deserving causes around. It is a poor indictment of modern society that these noble causes cannot be looked after by states or countries, but often taxes are just not enough. Therefore, it is commonly the average man in the street who has…

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The History of Cross Country Running

Cross Country running can be traced back almost two hundred years, a sport that is now loved by thousands around the world has its origins way back in the 19th century. Apparently joining the pack, taking hurdles and racing to the finish started in English public schools, when the runners were called harriers or hare hunters. These school kids…

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How to Avoid Injuries When Road Running – Part 2

The second part of our blog into how to avoid injury whilst road running looks at gradually increasing your run lengths and the importance of cross training. It must be mentioned at this point that the type of footwear you choose to run on the roads may be completely different to that of cross country or in the gym….

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How to Avoid Injuries When Road Running – Part 1

Most amateur runners go jogging on the streets and roads close to where they live, after all this is probably the most convenient and easy course that is available. And while in some respects road running is the safest way to enjoy your sport, it also can be the most dangerous. Running on the pavement is sometimes frowned upon…

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Getting into Running – Part 2

The second part of how to get into running focuses on your time on the street and the best ways to keep motivated as you progress. By now if you have taken the advice dispensed in our first blog you should be feeling healthier and fitter. Getting Going After all the training and preparation, it is now time to…

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