runABC South News

15 Nov

Running Group Therapy

Running Group

Runners seem to have discovered the magic bullet for improving mental health and wellbeing according to recent findings published by England Athletics. The stress-busting release of the 'feel-good' endorphins experienced through running has long been recognised but the added benefits of running in a group have only just been established.

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25 Oct

Fright Night

Runners in halloween costumes

Halloween has become one of the UK’s most popular running dates with scores of events taking place on or around 31 October. ‘Zombie Runs’, ‘Fright Nights’ and ‘Ghost Runs’ have established themselves as regular fixtures on the running calendar.

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10 Oct

We've Got Your Number

Alan at Paphos 10k 2017

“It's only a number and it has been paid for”, is a regular defence proffered by ghost runners who have not entered themselves but run in races courtesy of someone else's generosity due to an untimely injury or unexpected commitment. But is it disrespectful to the organisers, fellow runners and the sport asks runABC South reporter, Alan Newman.

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4 Oct


Is using a pacer in races cheating or a useful way of achieving a PB? We look into the runABC archive from 2016 and recollect the conversation between two high-profile runners with differing views on the subject…

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27 Sep

Brisk Berlin

Last weekend saw the world’s undisputed No.1 marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge triumph in Berlin. His – and the race organisers’ – ultimate goal was to break the world record.

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