Lizzie Lee in action at the European Cross Country Championships in Slovakia. Photograph: Inpho

Most athletes will tell you that age is but a number, and Lizzie Lee is certainly no exception. She turns 38 next week, and nearly two years on from r(...)

Athletes in action during the IAAF Men’s World Half Marathon Championships  in Valencia. Photograph: Miguel Angel Polo/EPA

Running is the most popular sport in the world. More people run than partake in any other sport, and more people participate in running events – even (...)

‘Runners should  benefit from reduced muscle pain, damage, and inflammation’

For all the undoubted joys and health benefits it confers, running can be a double-edged sword – the more you train and race, the greater your risk of(...)

Usain Bolt  during a training session ahead of the World Athletics Championships in London 2017. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty

So what’s the exact lowdown? The 16th World Athletics Championships, over 10 days, starting this Friday evening until Sunday week, back inside the Lo(...)

Claire McCarthy running the Women’s Half Marathon at the 2016 European Athletics Championships in Amsterdam. Her selection for London was confirmed last month. Photograph: Karel Delvoije/Inpho

There are now several well-founded benefits for women distance runners returning to their sport after giving birth. As there appear to be in most endu(...)

Photograph: Thinkstock

So the tree is heading for recycling and what’s left of the turkey has been confined to the bin. Most people will have been paid two week ago and w(...)

DSD club-mates Joe Sweeney and Maria McCambridge are the favourites to win the Airtricity Dublin Marathon on Bank Holiday Monday. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Not since John Treacy survived a minor hamstring cramp in the last mile to win the 1993 edition has the Dublin Marathon produced an Irish men’s winner(...)