Southern Running Guide News

18 Aug

100m Record At 99

A 99-year-old woman from New York has set a 100-metre sprint American record for the 95-99 age category at the Gay Games in Cleveland, Ohio. Ida Keeling, who is a great-great-grandmother, finished the race in 59.8 seconds – just shy of Usain Bolt’s world record of 9.58 seconds

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17 Aug

Make Brighton Marathon Personal With Chestnut Tree House

Chestnut Tree House runners after 2013 Brighton Marathon

The 300 strong Chestnut Tree House team at the 2015 Brighton Marathon will enjoy a very personal connection to boost their fundraising efforts.  Chestnut Tree House, the only children’s hospice in Sussex, has created 300 places at UK's second biggest marathon to match the he 300 children and young people that use the charity’s services each year.

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16 Aug

Wimbledon Date For Wannabee Runners

running beginners on Wimbledon Common

Wannabee runners and beginners, who would like to move up to the next level, based in South London can try a free taster ‘learn to run’ day on Wimbledon Common on Sunday 7 September. Common Runners is offering a session to beginners and improvers which will include advice on running technique, a fun warm up and some running depending on your level.

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15 Aug

Bolt Strikes Twice

action from Bradenham Bolt

The Bradenham Bolt, the National Trust’s 10k trail run event in the Chiltern Hills near High Wycombe, is back by public demand on 21 September 2014. Around 150 runners took part in last year’s inaugural event, described by one participant as “brutal, but brilliant”.

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14 Aug

Farah Fights Back

Mo Farah taking first place, with Andy Vernon following. When Mo Farah reflects on what is already a distinguished career in distance running, he may consider his victory at last night’s European Championships as one of the most important, if not convincing. Plagued by injury and receiving much criticism after his withdrawal from the Commonwealths, Farah’s 2014 campaign has lacked momentum, while his public profile has been somewhat tarnished since the dizzying heights of becoming a double Olympic gold medallist.

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13 Aug

Golden At 40

Jo PaveyPerhaps the most inspiring aspect of Jo Pavey’s victory over 10,000m at the European Championships was the manner in which she focused on the closing 200m of the race: not once did she nervously check the progress of second-placed Clémence Calvin. She was chasing gold of course, and by that time was assured to win it, but the final stretch became more about her performance, her commitment to the sport and finishing a race with nothing left to give. 

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