Paul Larkins

Paul Larkins has been a sports journalist for more than 30 years, covering two Olympic Games, one Paralympics, numerous World Championships and, most recently, the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in 2022. He’s also been a magazine editor, heading up titles covering everything from running to cooking and buying tractors. But his real passion is running. As a former GB International athlete and sub-4-minute miler in the 1980s, Paul has a great understanding of life-long fitness and the benefits it can provide.

    Articles by Paul Larkins

    A group of older women relax after a winter run

    How Black Trail Runners is addressing diversity in the sport

    How one group of black runners is making sure the door is open for everybody to take up trail running.

    A woman running at sunset on the beach

    Should I run every day? The case for and against

    Running is strangely addictive, and you’ll quickly find yourself questioning whether you should take a day off. Is more really better?

    An older man running in the forest

    Pace yourself! Be race-ready with our over 50s half-marathon pace chart

    Running your best race is all about understanding what speed you should run for each mile. Even-paced efforts equal success.

    A woman in workout gear running along a road with autumnal trees in the background.

    Easy 15-minute running workouts to make you stronger and faster

    Can a 15-minute workout really work? You bet it can, when it’s done right. Here’s how.

    A woman running on the beach

    Your 10k questions answered

    For runners everywhere, running and racing a 10k is memorable for all the right reasons. Very achievable, it's a goal to be proud of.

    Close up of a man and woman race walking in a park

    Keen to keep fit but hate running? Try “race walking” – an easier alternative

    Race walking explained: what it is and how to do it