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Race report: Heroes Ultra

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The Heroes Ultra, a gruelling traverse across the savagely beautiful interior of Crete, is a new race with an inspiring wartime history. RW’s Tobia Mews summoned his inner hero to tackle an epic adventure.

‘You’re almost there, just keep moving,’ I say to myself as I hobble along the beach, casting longing glances at the blue waters of the Mediterranean. It’s easier said than done. Over the past 24 hours I’ve run right across the unforgiving interior of Crete and right now I’m feeling ... 

Why bother with clocks on race courses?

By Dave McGillivray on in Events
In large, chip-timed events, the times displayed at mile markers are only accurate for front-of-the-pack runners.

Years ago, before the huge field sizes and multiple wave starts, I always thought seeing course clocks along the race route was both informative and motivational. Now, I am not so sure anymore. Once the gun fires and the clocks are set to that gun, the times displayed by those clocks ... 

On tour: Bucharest Half Marathon

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The Bucharest Half Marathon is a surprising treat in a newly vibrant capital city, says RW’s John Carroll.

The Bucharest Half Marathon begins in the shadow of The Palace of Parliament, in Constitution Square, close to the centre of the city. In fact, this colossal edifice (the second-biggest administrative building in the world, after the Pentagon) once cast a shadow over the entire city. A monument to hubris, ... 

85-year-old Ed Whitlock breaks 4 hours in the marathon

By Erin Strout on in Events
The Canadian set a new age group record at the Toronto Waterfront Marathon.

Wearing 15-year-old running shoes, Ed Whitlock raced through wind and rain on Sunday at the Toronto Waterfront Marathon to break the men’s 85–89 age group world record by more than 30 minutes. His 3:56:33 shattered the previous mark of 4:34:55, set in 2004. After crossing the finish line, Whitlock, 85, of ... 

Inside the UK's toughest obstacle course race

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RW's Duncan Craig tackles the newest and self-proclaimed 'Toughest' obstacle race to hit the UK, and examines what the ever-evolving OR scene has to offer runners today.

As I’m called forward to the start line I’m a little surprised to note that my excitement is outweighed by a feeling of apprehension. I’ve lined up in dozens of races over the years, from marathons and ultras to tower runs and triathlons. Never have I experienced such butterflies. But ... 

Bloomberg Square Mile to celebrate 10th anniversary

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The annual ten-mile team race sees corporate teams competing for the fastest time.

London is playing host to the 10th annual Bloomberg Square Mile Relay on Thursday 22nd September. The event sees more than 110 teams take part in the ultimate corporate relay as they race around the unique one-mile course in the heart of the square mile, as they attempt to prove ... 

Rio Olympic Games 2016: Days 13-16

By Michelle Kight on in Events

Rio Olympic Round Up Day13 Men’s 1500m Decathlon Ashton Eaton continued to lead the Decathlon event, winning the USA another gold with 8893 points. Kevin Mayer of France came second with 8834 points and Canada’s Damian Warner took bronze with 8666 points. Men’s 200m Usain Bolt took another gold for Jamaica with 19.78 seconds. Canada’s ... 

4 digital races to get involved with

By Sam Murphy on in Events
Race any time, any pace, anywhere by signing up to a virtual reality event.

London in 3D On 24th April 2016, astronaut Tim Peake ran the Virgin Money London Marathon on the International Space Station, using VMLM’s new digital download of its famous course. And runners all over the world can enjoy the race experience, too: sign up via the RunSocial app (currently ...  Continue ... 

Rio 2016: Olympic Spirit as runners help each other after fall

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Athletes collide and help each other to finish in show of Olympic spirit

An uncommon scene occurred during the women’s 5,000m qualifying heat at the Rio Olympics when athletes Nikki Hamblin and Abbey D’Agostino collided halfway through the fifth lap. In a move that touched viewers worldwide, D’Agostino got up but chose to help her fellow athlete to her feet, rather than continue with the ... 

On tour: Isle of Wight Half Marathon

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The Isle of Wight Half Marathon doubles as a perfect weekend break for Adrian Monti (and family).

Running is not always terribly conducive to a normal family life. If your partner isn’t also a runner, the sport can lead to varying levels of tension in the home and many of you will have put her or him through a lot while pursuing your passion over the years. ... 

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