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As many miles as possible: what are 24-hour races like?

From the Glastonbury of running to hardcore concrete loops, 24-hour events inspire unbelievable camaraderie and take you beyond your previous limitsOn a weekend in June, about 3,000 runners took part in a 24-hour running event called Endure24 near Reading. Just over a week ago, a similar number ran in the

Dan Aykroyd: ‘Squirrels? They taste better than rattlesnake’

The Ghostbusters actor, writer and comedian on his perfect clambakes, eating with John Belushi and alien appetitesI was at [New York restaurant] Elaines with Paul Simon, Lorne Michaels and Chevy Chase when I came up with the sketch for Saturday Night Live in which I demonstrated the Bass-O-Matic, a blender

Bad sleep makes it harder to keep your waistline down

Single poor night can increase appetite and slow metabolism, say researchersScientists are to give new advice on how to win the battle against the bulge: stop counting calories and count sheep instead. At a key international conference on Sunday, researchers will seek to highlight that a good nights sleep is

Party on the helipad! My day sipping champagne with the superyacht set

Basketball courts, recording studios, deep-sea submarines, helipad party decks our writer gets a taste of the latest must-have accessories in superyacht designA 30,000 bottle of limited-edition Hennessy cognac stands in a corner of the Saatchi Gallery, guarded by a pair of burly bouncers, while guests admire leather-clad bicycles, models of

Carrie Fisher: tell me your story, I’ll tell you mine

In a new column, the Star Wars actor, writer and comedian recalls a life filled with pratfalls and accidents and invites young readers to send her their problemsWho do you go to when you need advice? Your mother or father? Grandmother? Some relative who you know well, and who you