London is suffering from a collective post-holiday comedown, and we’re all snotty, skint and sun-deprived, and spring is months away. “Doing cardio in the morning improves your energy, appetite and mood for the whole day,” says Rhian Stephenson, former Canadian national athlete and CEO of Psycle London. It’s all about endorphins, says Stephenson.
If you didn't fancy doing Veganuary or Dry January, running a half marathon may have been on your New Year's resolution list for 2019. Don't be fooled by those smiley, oil-slicked gym bunnies - running a half marathon is no small feat, and if you've never taken on the challenge before, not knowing what to expect can be daunting. Here Cory Wharton-Malcom co-founder of Track Mafia and ultra-runner Matt Willcocks offer advice for the first-time half marathon runner.
Warming up before exercise is always important, but even more so when your muscles are at risk of becoming especially tight in low temperatures. Furthermore, you may need to invest in reflective clothing if running during the early or late hours so that drivers on the road are aware of your whereabouts. The Independent spoke to several experts for their top tips on running during winter.
Kaitlyn Curran had reached mile 16 of her first ever marathon when her boyfriend got down on one knee.