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27 Oct

Thrills And Spills At Stroud

T-shirt and medal from Stroud Half
There was a moment of high drama at Stroud Half Marathon on Sunday (23 October) with the third place finisher almost losing his place on the podium. Stephen Price of UKnetrunner was in third place and only yards from the finish when he tripped on railings as he stopped to kiss his four-year old daughter. He quickly regained his feet to hold onto third place, crossing the finish line in 1:13:06.

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26 Oct

Top Gun Tommo Feels Need For Speed

Great South Run 2016Chris Thompson bounced back to top form at the Great South Run at Portsmouth on Sunday (23 October) to win a tactical battle of wits with Aldershot team mate Andy Vernon. Tirunesh Dibaba was a serene winner of the women’s 10 mile race and 40 people qualified for a free entry next year by finishing ahead of Olympic sixth placed race walker, Tom Bosworth, in the GSR 5K!

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25 Oct

Coach Craggs Helps London Runners Peak

Tom Craggs LWR presentationThe Cancer Research UK London Winter Run 10K on Sunday, 5 February, 2017 is already shaping up to be one of the capital’s biggest and brightest events. As part of the build up there is a very special opportunity to join the organising team and one of Britain’s brightest and most inspirational coaches for a presentation and run tomorrow evening (Wednesday, 26 October).

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21 Oct

Bright10 Brightens Brighton

Bright10 pre-race preparationsWeather conditions were challenging at the second Brighton and Hove 10 mile race on Sunday (16 October), with strong winds and heavy rain hampering preparations and holding down finishing times. However, that did not dampen the spirits of 1,800 runners who made a colourful sight on a miserable morning in the Sussex coastal resort.

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19 Oct

RunTogether Launch In Kent

Run Kent EA AwardThe energy, enthusiasm and good humour of 30 Run Leaders lifted an overcast day at the launch of England Athletics’ RunTogether brand in Kent earlier this month. runABC contributor and coach, Alan Newman, led a practical and theory session and Run Kent Activator, Lucy Tomlinson, received the England Athletics ‘Project of the Year Award’ - the fourth award gained by Run Kent since 2012.

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