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Geographical Society’s Virtual Relay will raise money for Health in Mind

On Friday 25th September, students and staff from across the University of Edinburgh’s Geographical Society will be running for 24 hours in order to raise money for Health in Mind. With many of the university’s societies adapting to the COVID-19 ‘new normal’ as the semester starts, The Student has spoken to the organisers of the […]

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The Isolation Series: confessions of a reluctant runner

I want to begin with the disclaimer that for many, coping with mental health is not as easy as stepping out the door. Moreover, exercise is not easily accessible to everyone, particularly with the restrictions currently in place. I am enormously privileged in having a body that allows me to run and in feeling safe […]

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Eliud Kipchoge becomes first man to run marathon under two hours

Saturday 12 October: the day man broke the two hour barrier for the full marathon for the first time. Eliud Kipchoge conquered what was considered the last standing challenge of modern athletics at a special time trial in Vienna. Despite making history however, his efforts will not be considered official by the International Association of […]

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A chat with Cameron Hughes: organiser of the Meadows Marathon

The Meadows Marathon is coming up on 3 March. Can you tell us a little bit more about the event? Meadows Marathon now incorporates a 5k, 10k, Half Marathon, Full Marathon and – for the first time – a Relay, all taking place at The Meadows on Sunday 3 March. We have over 1000 participants […]

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The Student in conversation with fell runner Jasmin Paris

Last week, The Student sat down with Jasmin Paris, a Vet and PhD student at the university and most recently, the winner of the incredibly challenging Spine Race, to discuss her recent win, her research, and life as a new mum.  On 16 January, in a record-breaking 83 hours, 12 minutes and 23 seconds, Jasmin […]

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How exercise really affects the functions of your brain

Hardly a day goes by without new scientific research highlighting the advantages of physical exercise for improving cognitive function and mental health. Indeed, recent studies have proven that exercise has a profound impact in reducing depression, anxiety and ADHD whilst boosting levels of neurological chemicals responsible for regulating mood and improving concentration. A recent study […]

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How you can use exercise to improve your mental health

Mental wellbeing is an important factor in everyone’s daily life, and can easily be neglected and overlooked during times of stress and heavy workload. Many students suffer from different forms and severities of mental illness during their time at university and, although long-lasting and life interfering issues are best solved through seeking professional help, general […]

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Nike commence their search for record marathon time

Is it humanly possible to run a marathon in under two hours – legally? Yes of course, given enough time, but just how long will that take? One key factor for success at long distance events is the ability to get oxygen efficiently to the muscles, thereby increasing an athlete’s VO2 max. EPOs (Erythropoietin) are […]