The latest parkrun blog rang a few bells for runABC South news writer and coach Alan Newman. The subject matter is that unfortunate, occasional side effect of running – injuries. Coincidentally, the author of the excellent article is former world 5000m Paralympic record holder and full-time physiotherapist, Noel Thatcher, whom Alan recently profiled here in runABC South.
There is still time to set that elusive 10K personal best this year while the South of England continues to bask in unseasonally warm temperatures. We take a look at the runABC South race listing and select the pick of the 10K bunch on a busy race weekend...
Cyprus is now a regular spring destination for British runners with the growing popularity of the OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO. The event scheduled for Saturday and Sunday 24/25 March in 2019 includes a full programme of marathon, half marathon, 10k and 5k which encourages group and family parties.
There can be few more exhilarating places to run than Bedgebury Forest. Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest, to give the 10.5 square kilometre venue its official title, is host to a full programme of running events organised by Nice Work and it even has its own parkrun.
There was a stark reminder of the huge losses suffered in the First World War and subsequent conflicts when 360 competitors 'froze' for two minutes mid-race during the Phoenix Running Remembrance Day Marathon on Sunday (11 November).
Forget about booking next year’s summer holiday, now’s the time to get yourself signed up for Mizuno’s Endure24. The bad new is that the Reading event is already a sell-out, but the good news is that Leeds (28-30 June) still has availability.
The Poppy Run Half Marathon and supporting events drew 1,100 runners to the 11th annual races on Bexhill-on-Sea promenade on Saturday 10 November. After three years disappointing weather the only complaint was a stiff breeze as runners gathered to pay their respects on the eve of Remembrance Sunday.
Eilud Kipchoge’s stunning performance at this year’s Berlin Marathon, at which he set the fastest time ever over 26.2 miles, reiterated what we already knew about the race – it really is an event where magic happens. If you feel like you could be tempted by the 2019 BMW Berlin Marathon, then Sports Tours International have a number of packages on offer for what could well be a CV defining event.
It is quieter than usual for fixtures in the South of England this weekend, almost as if the sport is taking time to pause and reflect at this special time. We have selected some events from the runABC South race listing that mark the end of World War One at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, exactly 100 years ago.
It's all change for the Looe 10 Miler next year. New for 2019 is a Saturday race date on 23 February and the entry limit has been raised from 500 to 750 to meet increased demand. However, all the traditional elements that have made this Cornish fishing village race so popular have been retained.