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Promotion: ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon

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Beat the entry fee increase and enter the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon before 1st February.

Now is the best time to secure your place on the start line of the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon in Trafford, with entry fees increasing by £5 for individual places after 31st January. The ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon voted the UK’s Best Marathon by The Running Awards 2014 takes place on Sunday ... 

Sub 2 marathon achieved by 105 relay runners in Ireland

By Alison Wade on in News
The sub 2 hour marathon has been achieved, but not by one person...

When Dennis Kimetto set a new marathon world record in 2:02:57 last autumn, it renewed speculation about when we might see the first sub-2:00 marathon. It happened in Limerick, Ireland, on Sunday, but it took 105 runners to pull it off, I Love Limerick reports. A group of men and women ... 

The Hoka Highland Fling: Training week two

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Training
Can an average runner take on 53-miles in the Scottish highlands? Our Online News Ed Rhalou starts the second week of her training.

Week two of my official training for the Hoka Highland Fling and I am suddenly (painfully) aware of the challenge that lies ahead. My training plan stipulated a 35-minute easy run, an interval session, an eight-mile run (six of which needed to be at long run pace), some strength and ... 

Race report: The Box Hill Fell Race 2015

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
How hard can a southern fell race really be? Rhalou finds out.

You could argue that any undulations south of the peak district don’t qualify as a fell, but anyone who’s ever had the pleasure of running (or walking) up Box Hill would beg to differ. Despite being just a stone’s throw from London Town, with 1700 feet of ascent, the Box ... 

Rita Jeptoo's doping decision still hangs in the balance

By Peter Gambaccini on in News
Boston and Chicago Marathon champ's case will resume in two weeks.

Rita Jeptoo, the winner of the 2013 and 2014 Boston and Chicago Marathons who produced positive A” and “B” samples for the performance-enhancing drug EPO after an out-of-competition test in September, appeared for two hours at a hearing with Athletics Kenya in Nairobi Thursday, but no decision was reached regarding ... 

Registration for the New York City Marathon opens this Thursday

By Alison Wade on in News
2015 race features relaxed qualifying standards.

New York City Marathon registration opens this Thursday for both guaranteed and non-guaranteed applicants. The application process for this year's race, scheduled for 1 November, features some changes, including a significantly shorter application window and relaxed time qualifying standards. The registration window for the 2014 New York City Marathon was open ... 

Kenya's 'Fantastic Four' to lead the women's field at the London Marathon

By Peter Gambaccini on in News
Defending champ and two other former winners are set to battle it out in the capital.

Defending London Marathon champion Edna Kiplagat will take on two of the race's past champions, Mary Keitany and Priscah Jeptoo, and the 2014 runner-up Florence Kiplagat in the London Marathon on April 26. Jeptoo (2013) and Keitany (2014) are also the two most recent New York City Marathon champions. The women’s ... 

Weekend of running: 17th & 18th January

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The pictures highlights of your wintery running weekends.

"I was running in Peak District and it was beautiful untill snow storm caught up with me at the top of Black Hill....kept running just to stay warm" - Bozena  Continue reading

This Girl Can

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A refreshing take on women in sport has been launched by Sport England.

A new campaign designed to encourage more women to get into sport has been launched. It represents the unseen and uncelebrated women in sport. It has been summarised on their site: "This Girl Can is a national campaign developed by Sport England and a wide range of partnership organisations. It's ... 

Paula Radcliffe will run her final marathon in London

By Alison Wade on in News
World record holder will assess fitness soon to determine her race plan.

Race organisers have officially announced that Paula Radcliffe, 41, will run her final marathon at the 2015 London Marathon April 26. Radcliffe was not announced as part of the elite field yesterday, and The Telegraph reports that she will wait until January 30 to announce the specifics of the capacity in which she will participate ...  Continue reading ... 

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