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4 Oct

13th Anniversary Celebration For parkrun

Karen Weir parkrun ambassador

In many cultures the number 13 has sinister portents and many superstitions surround the first compound number in English language. However, for parkrunners everywhere there is much to celebrate as it was exactly 13 years ago this weekend that 13 runners took part in the inaugural Bushy Park Time Trial over 5k and the global phenomenon of parkrun was born.

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3 Oct

Dewi Griffiths Makes Strides In Cardiff Half

Cardiff Half Marathon start 2017

Dewi Griffiths brightened a leaden sky with a superb performance in the 15th Cardiff Half Marathon on Sunday (1 October). The 26-year-old Swansea Harrier built on his recent 1:02:53 at the Great North Run to move into world class with 1:01:33 for fourth in a record breaking race that saw almost 20,000 starters assemble outside Cardiff Castle.

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28 Sep

Ground Breaking Project To Show Trail Runners The Way

TrailFest and Harvey Maps have launched a new project that aims to work directly with running enthusiasts to create a series of maps optimised to suit the needs of the trail runner. The ‘Maps For Trailrunners Project’ is breaking new ground in its approach to mapping designing maps that cater specifically for trail runners by recruiting a team of runners of varying abilities to test current maps and mapping over mixed terrain. 

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28 Sep

Angels To The Rescue At Barnstaple

Barnstaple Marathon Angels

Sometimes you need more than decent shoes, dogged determination and sufficient training to complete a marathon or half marathon in style. A guardian angel, equipped for every eventuality, is not usually listed as a pre-requisite for success but this level of support was appreciated by many runners at the Jewson Barnstaple Marathon and Half Marathon on Sunday (24 September).

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27 Sep

Georgie Bruinvels Runs Windsor

Boudavida Women's 10k

Georgie Bruinvels (Aldershot) enjoyed a busy and successful visit to Windsor with back to back victories in the Boudavida Women's 10K and Meridian Windsor Half Marathon. The Run Windsor weekend drew 5,000 to the attractive environs of Windsor Great Park for a two day festival of running, sports fashion and nutrition, all witnessed by runABC South reporter Alan Newman.

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26 Sep

Record Mist In Berlin

Eliud Kipchoge wins BMW Berlin Marathon 2017

The mystique of the marathon is alive and well judging by a gripping 44th BMW Berlin Marathon on Sunday (24 September). The much vaunted world record attempt failed to emerge through the mist and rain that shrouded this once divided city but we were treated instead to a thrilling duel between a marathon legend and an impetuous rookie.

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