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2016 in running stats

By Harriet Lewis on in News
Strava users have run the equivalent of 900 return trips to the moon this year. Crikey.

Whether you’re an avid user or not, we’re all familiar with Strava, the source of friendly competition and mainstay of many a runner’s internet history. They’ve now published their annual End of Year Insights for 2016, which give a remarkable insight into the world of training. In 2016, a huge 9.6 ... 

9 Black Friday deals runners won’t want to miss

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There are running bargains aplenty to be had this Black Friday - and you don't even have to brave the shops!

1/ Human Race events Get ready to start filling up your race calendar for 2017! Human Race events are offering discounted entries to the Cancer Research UK London Winter Run 10K, with 15% off individual entries and 30% off groups of three. The Cancer Research Manchester Winter Run 10K ...  Continue ... 

Tributes paid to Aldershot teenagers following fatal road collision

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Running clubs up and down the UK have paid their respects to Lucy Pygott, 17, and Stacey Burrows, 16.

Runners across the country wore black ribbons at events this weekend in memory of the two teenagers who were killed while out running on Tuesday night. Lucy Pygott, 17, and Stacey Burrows, 16, were hit by a black Ford Focus on Queens Avenue shortly after 7:10pm. Members of the girls’ athletics ... 

2 teenage girls killed after being hit by car while out running

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The Aldershot runners were struck by a black Ford Focus yesterday evening.

Updated 9th November at 12:05: Two teenage girls have been killed after being hit by a car while out running yesterday evening (Tuesday 8th November). Police have said the girls were hit by a black Ford Focus just after 7:10pm on Queen's Avenue in Aldershot, Hampshire. Paramedics and air ambulance crews ... 

Human Race Events acquired by A.S.O

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The people behind the Le Tour de France have bought the events company, Human Race

Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O), owner of Le Tour de France and organiser of the Paris Marathon have completed the purchase of the London based events company, Human Race Events, who have been organising many of the UK’s mass participation events such as the London Winter Run, Windsor Triathlon and Dragon Ride L’Etape Wales.  A.S.O and Human Race began working together on ... 

Runner completes 401 marathons in 401 days challenge

By Katie Brown on in News
34-year-old Ben Smith has raised over £250,000 for Kidscape and Stonewall.

Even for an established athlete, 10,506 would be a considerable number of miles to have covered in a running lifetime. However, if you’re Ben Smith, you’d have already finished running that many miles in just over a year. Starting his journey on 1st September last year, yesterday (5th October) Ben ... 

Midnight-to-Midnight relay returns in aid of The Running Charity

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Organised by the London Midnight Runners crew, the event is fundraising for London-based programme The Running Charity.

After an incredibly successful launch in 2015, London Midnight Runners are bringing back their epic charity relay event, Midnight-to-Midnight, for a second year. Starting at, you guessed it, midnight, on Saturday 15th October, the event will be a relay run around central London involving 24 x 10K loops. With each ...  ... 

Runners Need to offer £20 voucher in return for recycled shoes

By Katie Brown on in News
The #RecycleYourRun initiative takes place from Sunday 9th October.

As hard as it can sometimes be to let go of the miles we’ve endured in our favourite pair of training shoes, there’s no better time than now to renovate our runs with a new pair. From October 9th, running shop Runners Need is launching their nationwide ‘Recycle My Run’ ... 

Ultrarunner faked parts of record run attempt, report says

By Kit Fox on in News
Rob Young maintains his innocence, despite findings from a three-month investigation.

Ultrarunner Rob Young received “unauthorised assistance” during his attempt this year to break the record for fastest run across America, according to an investigation commissioned by his chief sponsor, the sports compression company Skins. “We have identified no alternative plausible explanation for the data-of-record other than assistance, most likely in the ... 

Activity trackers have limited advantage in weight loss efforts, study finds

By Georgia Scarr on in News
People who used activity trackers as a weight loss aid lost less overall than those who used traditional methods.

If your FitBit is every bit as essential to your day-to-day life as food and water, you might want to reassess your wearable habit. Research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that overweight people who began using fitness trackers six months into a two-year weight loss ... 

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