Saturday, August 20

Tag: running

Running out of the junk food rut
Lifestyle

Running out of the junk food rut

“Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don’t shoot their husbands, they just don’t” – Elle Woods, Legally Blonde. Whilst I’m not contemplating shooting anyone anytime soon, not the least my non-existent husband, this Elle Woods life lesson is something which got me thinking a few months ago. Since beginning university life in September, I, like many others, ate too much, drank too much, and did very little else during fresher’s week. However, whilst other people headed to the gym in the second week of term I slowly crept into the habit of comfort eating and snacking, rather than making use of my kitchen (yes, some of us in Wedderburn can cook, and not all of us try to burn it down). Rapidly, without even really realising, I had got myself into the h...
The Sportshack 24
Sports & Socs

The Sportshack 24

26 miles. 24 hours. 2 radio presenters. 1 charity. Insanity's Radiothon was just the warm up for Sportshack presenters Will Chamberlain and Tom Brown. The next stop - running the London Marathon. Whilst presenting a radio show. How hard could it be? Where did the inspiration for a marathon/radio show come from? We took part in the Insanity Radiothons with a number of other radio shows, all of us doing 24 hour marathons on air. We decided to push ourselves a little further and as we both love sport and host a sports radio show, thought running a marathon would be a great challenge. Why did you choose 'United Through Sport'? We chose UTS as Elena Guthrie (head of operations at Insanity) had been out to Africa and worked with them in the summer. After checking out their website and chatt...
Mud, Run, Fun
Sports & Socs

Mud, Run, Fun

Running hasn't always been part of my life. It has only been since coming to Royal Holloway that I started training seriously - mainly because I was rubbish at ball sports and couldn't do a cartwheel to save my life. Back then, however, there was unfortunately no official running club, just a few people who competed because they were very, very good. I did my own training, fell in love with the sport very quickly and soon saw huge improvements. Running helped me to both focus on my studies and gave the opportunity to 'get away from it all.' This has been the first year of RHUL Athletics and Cross Country club and the enthusiasm from fellow students has been overwhelming. Aall abilities are encouraged and welcome to join which promotes a really friendly atmosphere. We now train together ...