runABC South News

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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20 Sep

Mates Race

Chris Broadbent in hot pursuit

I have a 10 mile race coming up next month in Brighton (writes Chris Broadbent), where I will get together with some old mates for the weekend. I'm looking forward to seeing the guys having not seen them for quite a while, with a few beers guaranteed to flow post-race.

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8 Aug

“I Am A parkrunner...

Maidstone parkrun start

...but I am not Spartacus writes runABC reporter Alan Newman. Much has been written about removing all barriers to participation for beginners but what about experienced club athletes who are just thinking of taking their first, tentative steps in the diverse world of parkrun?

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