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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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