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21 Apr

Monumental Marathon Welcomes Human Racers

Mont Saint-Michel marathon

The comprehensively named Marathon de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel, situated in Normandy, France, bills itself as the most 'Monumental of Marathons'. With some justification, too, as the gravity-defying medieval monastery that dominates the skyline can be viewed at the start and forms the backdrop for the finish of this popular event with sports tourists.

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19 Apr

Southampton Bridges Gap Between Sports

Dee Caffari MBE

Three celebrated sailing sportswomen are set to take a leap of faith into the realm of endurance running when they line up for the ABP Southampton Half Marathon on Sunday (23 April). Dee Caffari MBE (pictured), Helena Lucas MBE and Sarah Ayton OBE, will be among the 10,000 runners expected to be taking part in Southampton’s biggest ever running event.

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18 Apr

Kirui And Kiplagat Dominate Boston Marathon

Boston Marathon champions 2017

Wheelchair records were broken in warm conditions at the 121st Boston Marathon on Patriot's Day (17 April) in Massachusetts, USA, as Kenyans Geoffrey Kirui (2:09:37) and Edna Kiplagat (2:21:52) claimed prestigious titles in the main race. A helpful following wind in the closing stages pushed Swiss wheelchair winners Marcel Hug (1:18:04) and Manuela Schar (1:28:17) to phenomenal world best performances.

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17 Apr

Theresa May Shows The Way

PM Theresa May at Maidenhead 10

Theresa May has helped the organisation of the annual Maidenhead Easter 10 mile charity race for many years but this was the first time she was present as the prime minister and it caused quite a stir. Many runners paused for selfies with the fluorescent bibbed leader of the nation as she directed them around the course, taking a break from the demands of office.

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14 Apr

One To Get Your Teeth Into?

Chew Valley 10k start

You may have taken a bite of the Big Apple or it is on the bucket list but you have not lived until you have got your teeth into a Chew Valley steak and eggs after one of Britain's most attractive 10k road races. The fifth edition of this ever popular event starts outside Bishop Sutton Village Hall at 9:30am on Sunday, 11 June 2017, and there is still time to grab a place.

 

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