19 Jun

Fast Men Can't Kick

shot of footballer's legs

Superstar runners Mo Farah and Usain Bolt both starred in the recent Soccer Aid at Old Trafford. And, although both showed some nice touches, the multiple Olympic champions don’t quite have the same golden touch when it comes to football.

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22 May

Hug A Race Organiser

Man with clipboard

Most running blogs come from the perspective of a runner – runABC’s runTalk is no exception (writes Chris Broadbent). But for one week only, I have decided to step out of the trainers of my fellow runners and slip into the slightly less sweaty shoes of the race organiser.

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8 May

Beer, Fireworks and PBs

runners on the track at the Night of the 10,000m PBs

In a little over five years, a London track event has gone from being a grass roots club race to the top of the tree in international athletics (writes Chris Broadbent). The Highgate Harriers ‘Night of the 10,000m PBs’ was initiated by volunteers to freshen up a stale domestic distance running scene on the track, which sunk to a low of only one female entrant to the UK trials.

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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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