Start refreshing your inbox and hovering by your letterbox, the London Marathon 2018 ballot results will be announced this week. Some runners will already have learned their fate, and everyone who entered the ballot will receive their results before Monday 9th October. If you don’t get anything by...

How To Do Box Jumps

When House Of Pain exhorted the world to jump around, jump around, jump around, jump up, jump up, and indeed get down, they were almost certainly not lauding the benefits of adding plyometric exercises to your training regime. But that doesn’t stop the song being great workout advice. Throwing...
In the past men hit the weights room with the primary aim of bulking up, but today the main fitness goal of many is to “get lean” – namely to strip away the fat in your body to reveal the array of muscles beneath. Think Brad Pitt in...
This training plan from Coach’s sister brand Men’s Fitness has been designed to push your muscle fibres to their absolute limit, eliciting the biggest possible growth response and raising your heart rate sky-high to send your body into fat-burning mode. Giving your body a serious challenge four times a...
Where do you stow your helmet? It’s a question that has challenged cyclists from the moment they started strapping protective lids to their heads. Do you lock it up with your bike – leaving it at the mercy of the elements while you go about your business –...
There are some things it’s impossible for a man to do: lick your own elbow, sneeze with your eyes open, or tickle yourself. But one thing you can do is give yourself a sports massage without having to pay a professional masseuse, thanks to the foam roller. Foam rolling...
The Ancient Greek messenger Pheidippides is known as the inspiration behind the marathon, having supposedly run 40km from Marathon to Athens in 490BC to carry news of Greece’s victory – but he also ran 220km from Marathon to Sparta in the space of two days before that, effectively...
Taking on a challenge for charity is a noble endeavour and it doesn’t have to require months of training ahead of a marathon or showering yourself in icy water. For this year's Jeans For Genes Day on Friday 22nd September, which raises money to support children affected by...
Photograph: Andy Waterman The very first parkrun was held in early October 2004, when 13 runners got together and tackled 5K around Bushy Park in London. This weekend, when parkrun celebrates its 13th birthday, more than 200,000 runners and volunteers across 1,200 events and 17 countries will be taking...
Royal Parks Foundation Half Date for the diary: 8th October 2017 What is it? One to make you feel proud to be a Londoner. A 13.1-miler (21.1km) that raises vital funds for the Royal Parks and all the sport, education, art, wildlife and more that they look after. That oughta make...