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Orkney-based athlete William Sichel experienced an unexpectedly dramatic end to his attempt at scaling the world's highest ultra marathon - ‘The High’ - held in Ladakh, Kashmir. Despite completing 172 miles of the race and arriving at the final cut-off point, William was strongly advised by medics to stop and not to continue up the final 18,000 foot climb and down to the finish just 35 miles away.
Mixing colour with courage, Run or Dye has announced an exciting partnership with This Girl Can. The partnerships is hoping to encourage and inspire more women to become active through running.
Clubs affiliated with the Home Country governing bodies - England Athletics, Scottish Athletics, Welsh Athletics and the Northern Ireland Athletics Federation - will once again be allocated a limited number of places for Virgin London Marathon.
One of the UK's most enduring running characters will this year run his 700th marathon. Steve Edwards from the Cotswold town of Moreton in Marsh will reach the incredible landmark at the Bournemouth Marathon on Sunday 4 October. In doing so, the 53-year-old will set a new world record for running 700 marathons in the fastest average finish time - just under 3hrs 18min!
London is gearing up to host its first ever night-time colour-themed run. Billed as the 'Happiest 5k on the Planet’, The Color Run Night will be hitting Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Saturday 5 September.