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5 Feb

Intersport and parkrun Team Up To Bring Sport To The People

action from Wimbledon parkrun

The new Intersport/parkrun partnership is up and running after the opening of the Intersport store in Wimbledon was celebrated by runners at Wimbledon parkrun. parkrun founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt welcomed a team from the new Wimbledon store who took part in the 23 January event before returning to base at 28 The Broadway. A large contingent of that day's parkrunners also headed to new Intersports premises to check out what was on offer in store.

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4 Feb

Community Spirit At Cardiff Half

Colin JacksonOlympic silver medallist Colin Jackson recently welcomed the 500 runners who were given free places at the IAAF/Cardiff University World Half Marathon Championships. The entries were made available to those within Welsh communities and to enthusiastic new runners as part of the IAAF’s ‘Athletics for a Better World’ social responsibility programme.

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3 Feb

Battle For The Flag In Maidstone

Beginners2Runners group photo

The last time there was a battle for a flag in the county town of Kent was on June 1, 1648. The Battle of Maidstone was a key event during the second English Civil War. Gabriel’s Hill witnessed the fiercest fighting as 2,000 Royalists, who were defending the town centre, were eventually overcome by 4,000 Parliamentarians during a raging thunderstorm.

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2 Feb

Big Fun Runs Return

Big Fun RunFollowing its success last year, the Big Fun Run Series returns in 2016 with events in some of the most scenic parks in the UK. The 5k events will be held from July to October and are aimed at all members of the family with free entry for children under five.

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1 Feb

Compressport Partners Geneva Marathon

Geneva startCompression specialists Compressport will be the official clothing partner for the Harmony Geneva Marathon for the next three years. The race, billed as ‘the most picturesque marathon in Europe’, will return to the Swiss city on 8 May this year. Compressport has created a microfibre T-shirt for the event, which is extremely light with exceptional thermo-regulation properties.

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29 Jan

Sally Gunnell Set To Start 2016 Brighton Half Marathon

Sally Gunnell in action

In an Olympic year, the organisers of the Vitality Brighton Half Marathon are pleased to announced that the heroine of Barcelona 1992, Sally Gunnell will be the official starter for their 2016 race. Sally will set this year's record 13,000 field on their way when she sounds the klaxon on Madeira Drive on Sunday 28 February.

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28 Jan

Not Such A Mini Feat

Ross EdgleyEmbarking upon any marathon is testing enough for most of us, yet Ross Edgley took this to a whole different level by completing 26.2 miles with a 1,400kg Mini Countryman strapped to his back. The Cheshire-based runner achieved the remarkable feat, fittingly, at Silverstone’s racing circuit, and managed to do so in just under 20 hours.

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