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IAAF World Half Marathon Championships 2016 to be held in Cardiff

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Video highlights from the official launch of the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships, Cardiff 2016.

The world’s elite distance runners will be converging on Cardiff on Easter Saturday, 26th March 2016, to take part in the 22nd edition of the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships, Cardiff 2016. While the race will be an important stepping-stone for many of the athletes towards the Olympic Games marathon in ... 

Hoka Highland Fling training blog week 6: The importance of prehabilitation

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
In the seventh week of her training our Online News Ed Rhalou gets a stinking cold and tries to focus on prehabilitation.

Inevitably with any dedicated training plan, there’s going to be a week where the wheels fall off, things don’t go to plan and you’re forced to reassess your tactics. For me this was last week when, seven weeks into my training plan for The Hoka Highland Fling and nine weeks away ...  ... 

Man v Marathon Des Sables: 100 Questions Every Marathon Des Sables Runner Asks Themselves

By Kieran Alger on in Events
Endurance runner soul searching MDS style

Even before you get an email confirming your place, the Marathon des Sables raises questions. The self interrogation starts long before that fateful email arrives. Should I take on this mammoth challenge? Can I even afford it? Have I got time to train? How do I get a place? What’s all this about ... 

Hoka Highland Fling training blog week 6: Thank God for girlfriends

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
Can an average runner take on 53-miles in the Scottish Highlands? In the sixth week of her training our Online News Ed Rhalou struggles with pre-race anxiety and calls a friend.

With only ten weeks to go until I embark on a 53-mile ultra The Hoka Highland Fling, as the miles start to add up, so has the hysteria. For week six my training plan stipulated a 35-minute easy run, an interval session, a strength and conditioning session, another 35-minute easy ... 

Top 10 spring 5Ks to cut your teeth on

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
Spring is in the air and the nights are getting longer. Check out our top ten 5Ks and get racing.

1. Resolution 5K Sunday 1 March 2015, Leeds Set in the picturesque grounds of Temple Newsam, a Tudor-Jacobean house with grounds landscaped by the eighteenth-century landscape architect Capability Brown, from novice to seasoned runners, participants are invited to walk, jog or sprint the Resolution Run this March. With regular water stations, kilometre markers ... 

Fell Racing Shorts

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A short film documenting fell racing in the Yorkshire Dales

A film by Andy Holden documenting fell racing in the Yorkshire Dales and surrounding area. Continue reading

Weekend of running: 7th & 8th February

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Your weekend of running in pictures

"Had the most awesome time at the Mad Dog 10k this morning. Smashed my PB by over a minute and 7 seconds." - Jon Reeves  Continue reading

Man v Marathon Des Sables: Fighting the fear

By Kieran Alger on in Events
Why preparing for the Marathon Des Sables is the hardest part.

We’re now just two months away from the toughest running challenge I’ve ever faced. There’s just a short February and March buffered between me and my date with the Sahara desert. As the days tick by, I’m feeling something I’d expected to feel with the Marathon Des Sables looming large ... 

Weekend of running: 31st Jan - 1st Feb

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Your picture highlights

"Ran the Stourbridge Stagger 10 mile multi-terrain race today. Fantastic race, marshals as always just brilliant!" - Andy McNaughton Continue reading

Weekend of running 24th & 25th January

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Your weekend of running in pictures.

"Meltham AC 's 'Tough' 10K, hills hills and more hills, with a proper 'welcoming' headwind over the moors!" - Ali Nash  Continue reading

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