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Hamburg Marathon going ahead as planned. Good idea??

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Hamburg Marathon going ahead as planned. Good idea??

The Hamburg Marathon is going ahead! This is great news! If like us you've been looking forward to the first big race, post-lockdown, it looks like your wait is over. This can only be a good thing!

But, is it...?

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Exercise and mental health during lockdown

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Exercise and mental health during lockdown

We're now several weeks into a national lockdown. For many, this has had a notably negative affect on mental health. Those suffering have reported experiencing increased amounts of stress and anxiety. With people worrying about their jobs, paying the bills and keeping a roof over their heads, as well as a potentially deadly disease that could strike at any time, it's no surprise that some are feeling fraught. So what can we do to improve our mental health during this time? The governments have been telling us to exercise at least once a day. They tell us that it will help with our mental health. Most broadly...

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Running in the Covid-19 world

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Running in the Covid-19 world

It's a mere 16 days since our last post, and the world is now a very different place. The Coronavirus (Covid-19) is now very much a (unwanted) part of our lives. The month of March is typically a busy time for runners. Every year, the number of races, 5ks, 10Ks, half marathons, marathons, and all the rest, increases dramatically. This year, however, the Coronavirus outbreak has changed everything.   There isn't much that hasn't been affected. As the disease spreads, society is responding in many interesting ways. Supermarkets have been emptied of essentials, the majority of shops and restaurants have...

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Coronavirus threatens marathons, and other events

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Coronavirus threatens marathons, and other events

The outbreak of Coronavirus (Covid-19) is casting a worrying shadow over future running events. Runners, who are taking great efforts training for upcoming 10Ks, half marathons, marathons, and the rest, are seeing their ambitions threatened with the threat of cancellations. Significant race cancellations / exclusions so far (March 2020)To date there haven't been many race cancellations or similar. However, there have been a few significant examples, affecting many runners.Tokyo MarathonThe race took place. However, all but the elite runners were excluded, affecting near 35,000 participants.Paris MarathonConcerns about Covid-19 has resulted in postponement. The race has been rescheduled to 18 October....

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Tips for running in the wind

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Tips for running in the wind
For some runners, windy weather can be quite annoying. For others, it's just a challenge, to be dealt with as an obstacle that can be overcome. However, it would be foolish to ignore it, especially in stormy winter months.

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