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eNews 13 May 2015

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Runtalk - These Girls Can Run

Girls Can RunWomen’s sport has been given a makeover this year by Sport England’s This Girl Can campaign, which is trying to encourage more women to get active. Regular contributor, Chris Broadbent, believes that running is something of a trailblazer when it comes to female participation ...

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News - Haile's Last Stand

Haile Gebrselassie And so it ended: Haile Gebrselassie’s participation at the Great Manchester Run will stand as his final competitive outing. His career spanned almost a quarter of a century, resulted in numerous world records and provided the running community with a lovable, accessible and enduring icon.

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News - Moorcroft Launches Reigate Half

Duoro ValleyFormer 5000m world record holder David Moorcroft is set to launch this year’s Intersport Run Reigate Half Marathon and 10k.

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Poll - Timing Runs

Garmin cropThis month we're asking how you time your runs. So far, 69% of you say you use a GPS system, 14% a smartphone, 7% a stopwatch, 7% don't use a device, 1% use a fitness band and 3% use other means. Let us know your method!

Have your say on our polls page


Race Listing

raceThis weekend sees the return of the Battle of the Boroughs race in London's Greenwich Park on Saturday. There’s 33 boroughs in London and participants will be taking part in the 5 or 10k events to see which of the 33 will be crowned running borough of 2015!

On Sunday, runners in Hampshire will be looking forward to the 24th annual Hook Fun Run & Road Race where participants have a choice of completing 10, 6 or 2.5 mile distances. Since the race's inception over £100,000 has been raised for local charities!

And one for the naturists among us - the BH 5K Naked Run also takes place on Sunday at the Naturist Foundation in Kent and involves 2.5 laps over mixed terrain. Organisers say: "Most competitors will run unclothed, but this is weather dependent; ladies may wish to wear a sports bra."

Check out race results and upcoming events on our race listing page.

Don't forget that you can also add your race's details to our event listings
by signing up as a race organiser.

Good luck to everyone racing over the coming week!

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