Boxing Day Runs
How are you going to celebrate Boxing Day? Boxing Day is a great day for a fun race. Here are some around the UK:
Running a race (or two or three or...) in 2010? Let us know and we'll add it to our race calendar.
Top Running Movies
We asked: What's your favorite running movie? We've compiled a list from your responses.
The film follows the life of famous 1970s runner Steve Prefontaine from his youth days in Oregon to the University of Oregon where he worked with the legendary coach Bill Bowerman, later to Olympics in Munich and his early death at 24 in a car crash.
A graduate student and obsessive runner in New York is drawn into a mysterious plot involving his globe trotting brother, his European girlfriend and a Nazi war criminal in hiding. Includes one of the most agonizing torture scenes ever portrayed. "Is it safe?" You'll never see your dentist the same way again.
|Chariots of Fire
The true story of two British track athletes competing in the 1924 Summer Olympics. One is a devout Scottish missionary who runs for God, the other is a Jewish student at Cambridge who runs for fame and to escape prejudice.
The story is of Forrest Gump, a simple man that comes from Alabama, and his journey through life meeting historical figures, influencing popular culture, and experiencing firsthand historic events of the late 20th century.
Yoga for Runners
We know that cross training helps to improve our running performance, but have you thought about how yoga can also help? Yoga for Marathoners, an article from RunnersWorld.com, explains how yoga helps distance runners create a mind-body team, rather than focusing on the mind-over-body mentality. The seven tips in the article will help to improve your posture, endurance, and help take your mental game to a new level.
This video demonstrates yoga poses for runners.
Gift Guide for Runners
Women's Brisk Run Cap
Complete with a hole for your ponytail, this Brisk Run cap from Lululemon is perfect for those cold mornings. I wear it for my runs under 40 degrees.
Women's Craft Elite Running Soft Shell Top
The Elite Run Soft Shell is our most technical running jacket to date. This cold weather jacket combines a run specific ergonomic shape for unmatched mechanics with windproof yet highly breathable fabrics. It's close to the body fit works perfectly with our base layers and helps protect your body from the elements. Reflective details for safety, zip pockets.
Women's Nike LunarGlide +
LunarLite platform - at midsole for adaptive cushioning with gender-specific construction for superior fit. Meaning your feet are more secure and less likely to slip around so reducing the chance of blisters.
Men's Nike Micro Fiber Running Jacket High Visibility
High-visibility gear is important in the winter when the days grow shorter.
Men's Nike Air Zoom Explosion Road 2
“Lightweight, responsive and utterly explosive”
WalkJogRun Sigg Bottle
We have tons of WalkJogRun pride- all of us have this Sigg bottle sporting the WalkJogRun logo! This aluminum 1.0L bottle is BPA-free, recyclable, and crack-resistant.
Nike Running Hat and Gloves Gift Pack
Keep your head and hands warm this winter with this Nike gift pack. Both items have reflective detail to ensure visibility in low light conditions.
WalkJogRun iPhone App
But of course we save the best for last! Our latest version of the iPhone/iPod Touch application features a new pace picker that works with miles and kilometers and lets you toggle between them (converting automatically); a new weight picker for pounds or kilograms and a new "find routes by duration" for those of you following programs that require you to run for a duration rather than for a set mileage.
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WIN Free Stuff!
The winner of our iPod Touch giveaway is Stewart L.! He was randomly selected to win from those of you who participated in our survey.
We have another opportunity for you to win an iPod Touch!
Create a YouTube or Google video demonstration of WalkJogRun.net (the site) or the WalkJogRun iPhone app. Make it as fun and creative as you'd like. The winner will receive and iPod Touch with a free WalkJogRun application! Please have all submissions in by 12pm December 16, 2009. We look forward to watching each and every one of them!
Many advances have been made in women's running in the last 40 years. The first woman to run Boston, Roberta Gibb, had to sneak in to the race and run unofficially in 1960. The sports bra was invented in 1977 by combining two male athletic supporters and a bit of thread. The women's marathon as an Olympic event only debuted in 1984. Keep reading »
Want to get rid of the ads on the map (and everywhere else)?
An annual subscription of £6 gets you access to the premium version which includes early access to new features as they become available. As a thank you to our members who signed up before November 12, 2009, we're offering the annual subscription at a whopping £3. That's 50% off!
Just sign in to WalkJogRun and you'll see a subscribe button on your account page. Click that button (takes you to PayPal), complete the purchase and then log out and log back in. No more ads.
Connect with WalkJogRun
We’ve built a strong running community through WalkJogRun.net, and we continue to grow each day. If you have a question or need advice, our Facebook fan page or Twitter is a great way to reach out to runners in the community. With over 3,000 Facebook fans and 1,200 Twitter followers, someone from the WalkJogRun community will try to answer your question!
Over on WalkBlogRun, our blog page, we have the WalkJogRun team blogging about their experiences training and keeping in shape. We have runners at various levels of experience for you to connect with. Briana is a newbie runner with two half marathons and various 10k and 8k races under her belt. Adam, our most experienced runner, has ran four marathons, half marathons and numerous smaller races.
As always, feel free to email us any questions, comments, or stories you have. We love to hear them all!