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Interview: Rachel Price, running Edinburgh to London for Ella's House

By Emily Mitchinson on in News
We chat to Rachel Price, who's running 400 miles from Edinburgh to London to raise money for charity Ella's Home.

Rachel Price and Emily Chalke are running 400 miles from Edinburgh to London starting on Saturday 6th June. They're aiming to raise £30,000 to build Ella’s Home, a safe-house in London where women can recover from trafficking and sexual exploitation. We spoke to Rachel about the project and she explained ...  ... 

Jo Pavey speaks out against Salazar

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10,000m champ says she would 'run a mile' if she was in Farah's position.

In an interview with BBC Athletics, European 10,000m champion Jo Pavey has spoken out against drug cheats and maintained if she was in Mo Farah's shoes she would ditch Alberto Salazar as her coach.  Double Olympian Farah is currently trained by Salazar, who is at the centre of doping allegations following a BBC Panorama documentary. Salazar denies ...  ... 

Alberto Salazar faces doping claims

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03 June 2015 at 18:11
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Internationally known running coach Alberto Salazar faces doping allegations

According to an investigation for the BBC programme Panorama, claims of doping have been made against Alberto Salazar, head coach of the Nike Oregon Project, and US record holder Galen Rupp. The news broke online here and as the lead story on the ...  Continue reading

53-year-old man smashes world record for running 630-mile South West Coast Path

By Georgia Scarr on in News
Mark Berry completed the distance in 11 days, eight hours and 15 minutes.

53-year-old Mark Berry has broken the world record for running the South West Coast Path, finishing the 630-mile course in just 11 days, eight hours and 15 minutes. The challenging route, which runs from Studland Beach in Dorset to Minehead, is almost entirely off-road and features a total incline of 114, ... 

GB sprinter Adam Gemili hits sub-10 second 100m

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Gemili ran 100m in 9.97 seconds but didn't qualify for record books due to wind assistance.

21-year-old sprinter Adam Gemili ran 100m in just 9.97 seconds at the Bedford International Games on Sunday (31st May), however the time didn't qualify for record books due to the wind assistance. A wind speed of 3.7 metres per second was recorded, with the UK Athletics Rules for Competition cut-off ... 

VIDEO: Watch Harriette Thompson finish San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon

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Harriette Thompson finishes the San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in 7:24:36.

See 92-year-old cancer survivor Harriette Thompson finish the San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and become the oldest woman ever to complete 26.2 miles in this incredible video from ABC 10 News. Read all about it here. Continue reading

92-year-old cancer survivor becomes oldest woman to complete a marathon

By Georgia Scarr on in News
Harriette Thompson finished the San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in 7:24:36.

92-year-old cancer survivor Harriette Thompson has become the oldest woman to complete a marathon, after finishing the San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in seven hours, 24 minutes and 36 seconds. Having battled cancer three times, lost her husband in January and struggled with an infected leg throughout training, Thompson overcame ... 

Spotify reinvents itself for runners

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
The streaming app will match music to your running pace.

In a recent blog, Spotify announced a new feature aimed exclusively at runners. Using smartphone hardware similar to the accelerometer and GPS capability, the streaming music service and app for smartphones can now determine your running pace and create customised soundtracks to match your tempo. Based on your listening history and musical preferences, they will then find ... 

Buxton schoolteacher to run the length of Britain barefoot for charity

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
Aleks Kashefi is preparing to run from Land’s End to John O’Groats this July for the Stroke Association.

As if running the entire length of Britain isn't challenging enough, Aleks Kashefi plans to take his fundraising one step further and run 1,206 miles completely barefoot. A science teacher at Buxton Community School, Aleks will ditch his trainers when he runs from Land’s End to John O’Groats starting on Sunday 26th July to raise funds for the Stroke Association. The 37-year-old ... 

Roger Bannister's running spikes up for auction at Christie's

By Rhalou Allerhand on in News
The iconic running shoes are expected to sell for more than £30,000.

The running spikes worn by Roger Bannister when he became the first man to run a sub four-minute mile are being put up for auction. The iconic leather shoes are expected to fetch between £30,000 and £50,000 when they go on sale at Christie's Auction House this September. Bannister, now aged 86, ... 

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