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30 Aug

Support Needed For Oxford Half Marathon

Oxford Half volunteerOrganisers of the Vitality Oxford Half Marathon on Sunday 9 October 2016 are appealing for volunteers to help thousands of runners to enjoy their experience while raising vital funds for charity. The story of Philip Watson, 40, from Loughborough is just one more reason to offer some support to this super event held entirely in the ‘City of Dreaming Spires’.

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29 Aug

ASICS Launches Beat The Sun Film

With the Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc having just been held in the Alps, ASICS has released a short film documenting their Beat the Sun Race which was held in the same region on 21 June. The race saw international teams attempt to circumnavigate Mont Blanc in the hours between sunrise and sunset on what was the longest day of the year.

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29 Aug

Folkestone Rotary Half Marathon Returns

Folkestone Half actionThe Folkestone Rotary Club will be holding their 11th annual half marathon on Sunday, 25 September 2016. Rotarian Ray Johnson is the long-time race director and Independent Insurance Services of Folkestone have been loyal sponsors of the event that raises essential funds for good causes. The main race starts at 10am and there is a new start time of 9:30am for the children’s race.

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24 Aug

‘Biggest Sports Day’ A Turn-off For ITV

Katherine GraingerRunners across the country are preparing to take part in the nation’s biggest sports day on Saturday (27 August), which will see ITV go off air for the first time in three decades to encourage people to be more active. The TV company will switch off all seven of its channels from 9:30am for one hour with the message “We’ve gone running – why don’t you join us?”

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23 Aug

Fast Track At Race The Train

The Winner Of The 14 Mile Distance At Race The Train

It was humans versus horsepower at the 33rd Race The Train event on Saturday (20 August) in mid Wales. This unique race attracts runners from across the UK and overseas, all of whom try to beat the train. Many come back year after year to do that or to improve upon their times whilst being encouraged by friends and family along the route.

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22 Aug

Cheruiyot Outwits Ayana For Gold

Vivian Cheruiyot When Almaz Ayana established what seemed like a controlling lead after four laps of the women's 5,000m, the pre-race favourite was heading for a memorable Olympic double on the back of her incredible performance in the 10,000m. However with fatigue setting in at the closing stages, Vivian Cheruiyot was able to apply a late surge and wrestled gold from Ayana's grasp.

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