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26 Jun

Dragons Slain On Third Day

Jasmin ParisThe third day of the Dragon’s Back Race proved to be the most gruelling yet with only half of the competitors remaining at the end of the day. Wednesday’s stage saw the field faced with the task of covering 68km - the farthest to date - across six substantial peaks and stretches of difficult terrain.

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25 Jun

Bournemouth Runner Attempting Awesome Foursome

Adam Eason

A local man is set to run all four races at this year’s Bournemouth Marathon Festival (BMF), a total of 48 miles, to raise funds for a children and family charity. Adam Eason, who runs a Bournemouth-based hypnotherapy business, will take on the Speed of Light 5K and Supersonic 10K on Saturday 3 October before tackling the half marathon and full marathon on Sunday 4 October in what will be the third year of BMF.

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24 Jun

Two Down For Dragons

Charlie Sharp navigating - image by Rob HowardTuesday (23 June) saw the second day of the 2015 edition of the Dragon’s Back Race with competitors face a slightly longer distance than day one as they moved from Nant Gwynant to Dolgellau, via the Moelwyn and Rhinog hills. As anticipated, the gruelling event has already taken its toll on runners with 17 retirements already: yesterday’s heat, plus fatigue from day one, have been cited as major factors for the withdrawals. 

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24 Jun

Royal Parks Half Re-Routed

Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon

A new route has been announced for this year’s Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon on Sunday 11 October. The changes will see runners run the full length of Whitehall, up to Parliament Square and within metres of the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, before they loop back towards Trafalgar Square.

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