7 Oct

Oh Dear Doha

Long view of the Khalifa Stadium, Doha

The World Athletics Championships should be a celebration of the sport and alongside the Olympic Games, the ultimate showcase of the crème de la crème of running, jumping and throwing.

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18 Sep

In a bad mood – go for a run with your dog

People running with dogs

A study undertaken by the University of Chichester found that running with a dog can enhance the energising effects of exercise. The research undertaken with grain-free pet food brand, Canagan, suggests exercising with a dog will significantly increase feelings of stamina and most of all, vigour - compared to going it alone. The mood data also showed that negative mood states like depression, anger and fatigue decreased following all runs.

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5 Sep

Limassol Marathon now a World Marathon Majors age group ranking event

Runners at the start of Limassol Marathon

The organisers of Limassol Marathon have announced that their event will be part of the AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Rankings. The event – officially the OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO – has been confirmed as a qualifying race for the World Marathon Majors age group championships in 2021.

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22 Aug

Parkrunning around

I'm not a big parkrun tourist, compared to some, but I've added a couple of new ones in August. Like all parkruns they were unique. The first, an inaugural, was scenic with lochside (aka lakeside) views and woodlands trails; flat too. That plus a festive first time atmosphere meant 10/10.

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