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Security on the run

Security on the Run

I am a northern Hemisphere, early morning, runner. I am out the door at 5:15am most mornings, which means that for three-quarters of the year-round I am running in the dark. [Read more…]

Female Problems on the run

Female Problems on the Run

Female Problems on the Run

Let’s face it there are some extremely embarrassing female bodily problems when it comes to running. Whilst our male running counterparts will happily fart, belch, sweat and can take a pit stop literally anywhere, the only thing they ever complain about it would seem is nipple chaffing. However, we have a host of problems to deal with from sanitary wear to holding everything in from sweat to urine. Cassandra Davis has experienced and lists some solutions to a bunch of problems you won’t find answers to in any of the running books. [Read more…]

Motivation – Mind Power – the will to do

Cassandra Davis - Women's section EditorIn the first of Cassandra Davis’ articles she explores Motivation. The head of the Time-to-Run Women’s section is a former winner of national titles and an international athlete as well as a mother of three.

Motivation - Mind Power

Motivation – Mind Power

I am often asked how I keep motivated to run every day. For me this seems strange because I love running. People have been known to excel in activities, which give them little pleasure, but of course you are more likely to succeed in doing things that reward you with physical stimulation and psychological satisfaction. [Read more…]

Little Miss Marathon

Zhang Huimin

Zhang Huimin

The French l’Equipe magazine of 15 December 2006 ran an alarming article about a 7-year Chinese girl whose father coaches her and makes her run 4 hours each morning before school. The nymph like Zhang Huimin whose marathon record is 4 hours18minutes and 33 seconds rises at 2:30 am daily to begin her rigid marathon training imposed by her father which finishes at the school gates at 7:10am. Her case was apparently alerted by to the local press, by the father of a school mate, which ran an apparently heroic article on this little girl. It was then taken up by national tv and denounced as a case of child abuse. [Read more…]

Women only events by Cassandra Davis

Women Only Events

Women Only Events

All over the world a trend towards creating races for women only is on the rise. This was very evident in the increase in total from 5 000 in 2004 to 7 894 participants in the 9th edition of the French “La Parisienne” race held on September 18 2005. [Read more…]

The doggone Olympic marathon road

Athens Marathon

Athens Marathon

With the Olympic games just a few weeks away, there is till much bad press about whether all the infrastructures will be ready in time, despite the escalated budget for the games. But what’s the rundown on the marathon route? [Read more…]