Eilish McColgan broke her mum's Scottish 10-mile record to win her second successive Great South Run title in Portsmouth yesterday (20 October) in the 30th celebration of this autumn classic on the Hampshire coast. However, there was to be no historic fourth men's race victory for defending champion Chris Thompson, as Marc Scott led the capacity 20,000 field home.
Runners may have been forgiven for thinking it was the monsoon season at Sunday’s (13 October) Virgin Sport Oxford Half Marathon but the heavy rain proved to be a temporary distraction at this plastic-free race.
Britain's most decorated winter Olympian, Lizzy Yarnold, honorary starter of Simplyhealth Great South Run last year, was so inspired by the race day atmosphere that she will line up alongside a capacity 20,500 field for the 30th anniversary race on Sunday (20 October).
Were you lucky with London? Heading south for Southampton? Will you rock up in Brighton? Or do you prefer Paris in springtime? Wherever your spring marathon plans take you the first step, after planning your training, has to be mapping out a progressive race build-up.
Race organisers aat-events added a new twist to their latest event, the Guildford 10K on Sunday (13 October). All the entrants were presented with a colour coded buff (head wrap) to wear to signify which team they were part of in an updating of the once popular mob match idea.
Music on the move for runners can be a bit of a no go area in many races but not in the brand new concept of AIR:RUN London. Read on to discover the meaning of AIR in this context and to find all the details on the first half marathon to be run on fully closed roads, wholly inside Richmond Park.
“I believe no human is limited." Those were the words of world marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge as he made history on the Prater Hauptallee in Vienna, Austria this morning (12 October) by becoming the first man to run the classic 26.2 miles marathon distance in less than two hours, recording 1:59:40.2!
The 15th birthday milestone was celebrated at the original home of parkrun, Bushy Park, by 1,838 runners and 67 priceless volunteers on Saturday (5 October) – that's 1,825 more than the 13 parkrun pioneers pictured above!
It was tipping it down as your runABC South reporter Alan Newman woke on Sunday (6 October). Volunteering to marshal the local half marathon suddenly seemed a less appetising prospect. Still, without volunteers none of us can race, so it was off to Judd School, Tonbridge at 8:00am with partner Sue James, waterproofs, several layers and plenty of trepidation.
Those three words uttered by world marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge could be prophetic as the world's fastest marathoner attempts to achieve the 'impossible' sub-two-hour marathon in Vienna on Saturday (12 October).