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27 Feb

Hoping For Two Muir Medals In Belgrade

Laura Muir goes for gold in BelgradeBritish Athletics has announced a strong team of 32 athletes who will compete at the 34th European Indoor Athletics Championships in the Kombank Arena, Belgrade from 3-5 March. Despite the presence of three Olympic medallists and three defending European champions in the British squad the undoubted headline will be Laura Muir's audacious tilt at two golds in the 1500m and 3,000m.

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27 Feb

The Dragon Awakens For 2017

The Dragon's Back RaceIt now ranks highly in the bucket list of running events across the globe and deservedly so: the Berghaus Dragon’s Back Race, which traverses the mountainous spine of Wales, is one of the most gruelling, yet rewarding, challenges out there. The field for 2017 has been confirmed by organisers and, with the event’s tagline of the 'toughest mountain running race in the world', is drawn from far and wide – 23 different nationalities will commence the five-day race on 22 May. 

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27 Feb

Arch Rivals At Wembley Half Marathon

nORTH lONDON hALF 2016The third Vitality North London Half Marathon race will take place on Sunday, 12 March 2017. Billed as the race with 'the greatest finish line in the world', general entries are sold out but charity places are still available for this unique race that links Wembley Stadium with Allianz Park in an iconic route through North London’s roads and parks.

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26 Feb

50 Years On, Switzer Still Flying Flag For Female Runners

Kathrine Switzer, image from“What was a dramatic incident 50 years ago became instead a defining moment for me and women runners.” Half a century on, Kathrine Switzer can look forward to the prospect of competing at the Boston Marathon minus the obstructing presence of an irate race director – an iconic image that captured the reaction of a woman running in a male-only event. 

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24 Feb

Mine's A Half (Marathon)

Vitality Brighton Half Marathon actionWith spring marathons just around the corner and Storm Doris having left us windswept and interesting it is back to basics this weekend with a variety of half marathons to choose from. There is no doubting the popularity of the distance, which is exactly 21.0975 kilometres or 13.1094 miles and considered to be the ideal stepping stone to the full marathon distance.   

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23 Feb

Running America

US runnersTheir president may not be considered quick on his feet, but the USA is still home to some of the world’s biggest marathons. And for Brits hoping to sample a running event across the pond, Sports Tours International offers guaranteed entries and various travel packages.

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22 Feb

Volunteers Needed To Keep Brighton Running

Team Brighton volunteersBrighton Marathon weekend (7-9 April) is looming large on the horizon and as well as a record 18,000 participants across all events the organisers are hoping to add to their core of 1,500 loyal volunteers. Brighton Marathon is one of the UK's top rated running events and one of the most successful charity fund raising events in the south of England.

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21 Feb

His Royal Spryness!

Prince Harry on the runPrince Harry is no stranger to lycra and trainers as he is the driving force behind the Invictus Games and former nemesis of the world's fastest man, Usain Bolt, although the latter result may have been due to a false start in their much publicised match-up in Jamaica in 2012!

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20 Feb

Mo And Muir Müller Records In Birmingham

Laura Muir lights up BirminghamSir Mo Farah and Laura Muir smashed the British and European records in their respective events at the Müller Indoor Grand Prix in Birmingham on Saturday (18 February). Mo closed the show with a tactical masterpiece in the 5000m and Laura was peerless as she eclipsed Kelly Holmes' British 1000m record to go second all-time behind Maria Mutola.

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