17 Apr

Thanks For The Memory

Stand on the start line of your local race and you’ll see just as many women as men waiting for the gun. But turn the clock back 50 years and you’d see a different picture (writes Christine Appel). Half a century after race officials tried to bundle Kathrine Switzer off the course at Boston Marathon and she gets ready for London Marathon 2018, we look at the milestones that liberated women to run...

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10 Apr

A Commonwealth Of Talent

Steve Cram in action in his pomp

I have always been a huge fan of the Commonwealth Games (writes Chris Broadbent). The latest edition is currently taking place on the Gold Coast, Australia and while it does not have the same global prestige as the Olympic Games, it often offers the first glimpses on the international stage of the planet’s greatest runners. Here’s five who went on to be true greats after first breaking through at the Commonwealths.

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3 Apr

Beast Forces Monster To Cancel Race

Monster Race photo

An unfortunate series of events led to the cancellation midway through the latest Monster Race in Devon on Sunday 17 March and the fallout looks to have forced the liquidation of the organisers. With more than 200 obstacle course races (OCR) listed in the 2018 calendar, where does this leave other promoters and potential participants in this increasingly popular genre?

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14 Mar

Plog On!

A new craze has swept the running world and it brings together exercise and the environmentally-friendly in a match made in green heaven. Plogging might sound like the type of thing a plumber with some pipes to fix would do.

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21 Feb

Motion Pictures

From Chariots of Fire to Rocky, cinema has produced many memorable running scenes. runABC’s Neil Turner looks at how these scenes have inspired running events, tours and challenges around the world from Hollywood to Holyrood... 

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