runABC South News

24 Jan

Bend It Like Josef

Pilates master classrunABC South reporter, Alan Newman, joined 30 keen RunTogether Leaders for a 'Pilates for runners' master class in Crawley on Sunday (22 January), led by chartered physiotherapist and APPI Pilates Instructor and Master Trainer, Dawn Buoy of the Body Rehab Studio, Hove. 

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23 Jan

Gulf Lesson

Gerry and Michael CraigAn early morning start saw Ethiopian athletes dominate in the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon last Friday (20 January). Tamirat Tola broke the course record in 2.04.11, to become the third fastest Ethiopian of all time, and set the ninth fastest marathon time on record.

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20 Jan

Rochelle's Ultra Enthusiasm Reaps Rewards

Rochelle Bell in desert trainingOur simple sport of running is inhabited by people with astonishing reserves of energy and others who have raised huge amounts for vital charities. Once in a while we are still amazed when these qualities are combined by extraordinary people like Rochelle Bell, 52, a mum-of-two from Sunningdale who volunteers as a massage therapist to cancer patients in Hounslow.

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19 Jan

Hollins Enters Dreamland With Spine Victory

Tom Hollins

The 2017 edition of the Montane Spine Race has turned into one of the most enthralling to date with Tom Hollins, winner of last year’s Spine Challenger making a resounding step-up to claim victory. Hollins (pictured) gained an unassailable lead after passing Pavel Paloncý and Eugeni Roselló at the final checkpoint; the previous champions were asleep, unaware the British runner was about to make a decisive and title-winning move.

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19 Jan

Rollicking Good Run At Thornbury

action from Riverbank Rollick

Mud, water and marshals in fancy dress made for a fun day at the Riverbank Rollick (Sunday 15 Jan). This 9-mile race is one of four events organised by Thornbury Running Club in South Gloucestershire. It’s a favourite with the local running community due to the testing course, upbeat marshals and post-race refreshments, e.g. coffee and cake.

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19 Jan

Events For All This Weekend

Windsor Winter Half courseDorney Lake, Windsor is the best place to head for a variety of racing distance in the south of England on Sunday (22 January). Runners in the F3 Events promoted races have the choice of the Windsor Winter Half Marathon or fun runs of 5k, 10k, 15k or 20k at the iconic London 2012 Olympic rowing venue. This is the 10th year of this popular winter series at scenic Dorney Lake.

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18 Jan

Strong Steel Wins The Double At Bermuda

Gemma Steel wins twice at Bremuda Marathon weekend

Gemma Steel turned in impressive performances to win the 10K and half marathon at the Bermuda Marathon Weekend (13-15 January). The GB athlete won the elite women’s 10K on Saturday in 33:56 beating her teammate Jenny Spink (Bristol & West AC) into second place in 34:33, following a closely fought battle between the two. Another teammate Rebecca Moore (Chichester AC) came third in 35:41 making it an England clean sweep.

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18 Jan

Roding Valley Launches Latest parkrun

Roding Valley parkrun launchRoding Valley became the latest parkrun to launch in the south of England, with 218 finishers at the inaugural event on Saturday (14 January). The core team of volunteers staged a successful test event the previous week (pictured) and the first official run went off without a hitch, despite some concerns after rain and snow fell during the preceding few days.

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