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Fell runner Jasmin Paris breaks Bob Graham women's record

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
32-year-old Scottish fell runner Paris has smashed one of the toughest records in running by almost three hours.

Last Saturday (23rd April), Scottish fell runner Jasmin Paris set a new women’s Bob Graham record, breaking the previous time by over two and a half hours. The 32-year-old vet from Edinburgh completed the 66-mile circuit over 42 of England's highest summits in an astounding 15 hours and 24 minutes, smashing ... 

Marathon athletes picked for Rio 2016

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UK Athletics has confirmed that Derek Hawkins will join his brother, Callum, and Tsegai Tewelde in Rio this summer.

The first members of the athletics squad representing Team GB in the marathon event at the Rio Olympics have been named. Derek Hawkins will be running the men's marathon in Rio, UK Athletics announced this week. Hawkins will be included alongside his younger brother Callum and Tsegai Tewelde, both of whom ... 

Buxton schoolteacher to run the length of Europe barefoot for charity

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Ultra running school teacher Aleks Kashefi is preparing to run the E1 Trail, a 4,750-mile self-supported route from Norway to Sicily, for the Stroke Association and Mountain Rescue.

Following his incredible barefoot run across the UK last summer, school teacher Aleks Kashefi has another challenge in his sights. The 37-year-old science teacher from Buxton has decided to take on the E1 Trail, a 4,750-mile self-supported run from Norway to Sicily. If he achieves his goal, Kashefi will become ... 

London Marathon runner dies after collapsing near mile 23

By Georgia Scarr on in News
31-year-old army captain David Seath was rushed to St Thomas' Hospital, but pronounced dead shortly afterwards.

Popular David Seath has died after collapsing during yesterday's London Marathon. 31-year-old Seath, who was an army captain, was taking part in the event to fundraise for Help for Heroes when he suffered a suspected cardiac arrest on Upper Thames Street. Medical services rushed to support him and rushed him to nearby ...  ... 

London Marathon runner collapses with suspected cardiac arrest

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A runner at today's London Marathon has collapsed as they approached the 23-mile mark, reports say. Paramedics were called to Upper Thames Street at around 1:30pm for a suspected cardiac arrest. A spokesperson for the London Ambulance service has said the runner was treated at the scene before being taken ... 

Double win for Kenya at London Marathon

By Georgia Scarr on in News
Eliud Kipchoge and Jemima Sumgong take first place in the men's and women's elite events.

Kenya's athletes have run their way to a double victory at today's Virgin Money London Marathon. Eliud Kipchoge stormed his way to the finish in 2:03.05, setting a new course record just eight seconds short of the world record. Kipchoge was closely followed by fellow Kenyan Stanley Biwott, who came ... 

What does it take to run a marathon?

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Strava pulled together 12 weeks of their users' marathon training data to give a unique insight into how faster and slower runners prepare.

Ever wondered just what it takes to nail a sub-3 marathon? Running app and social network Strava has analysed the race prep of 4000 users who ran the 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon to reveal exactly how training differs across runners with varying finish times. Over the 12 weeks leading ...  ... 

Man to take on human hamster wheel challenge

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
From running the length of Britain barefoot to tackling London Marathon dressed as a fridge, we thought we’d heard it all before. But then one man decided to take it a step further: introducing the human hamster wheel.

Dean Ovel, 39, from Southend-on-Sea in Essex, has set himself the ultimate challenge: to run for 24 hours on a giant hamster wheel. On Saturday 21st May, Ovel will take on the 24-hour time test at the top of Southend High Street on a human-sized wheel he constructed himself. ‘It's designed ... 

Bristol parkrun faces park usage charge

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
A council could become the first in the UK to charge runners to use one of its parks for parkrun.

UPDATE: 13/4/16 Olympians Paula Radcliffe and Dame Kelly Holmes have joined the backlash against Stoke Gifford parish council, who are trying to charge runners for taking part in their local parkrun. The former Team GB athletes spoke out on Twitter, voicing their outrage. "Have I missed the whole reasons park runs ... 

Female runners take on Iran's first marathon despite ban

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Two women ran the 'I Run Iran' 26.2 despite being banned by authorities.

Two female runners competed in Iran's first official marathon this Saturday (9th April), despite women being banned by the region's authorities. Local video journalist Bahar Shoghi tweeted that she'd seen two women race unofficially, taking on the 'I Run Iran' marathon alongside around 250 male runners. Race founder Sebastian Straten, who ... 

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