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5 Dec

Marathon: The Patriot’s Day Bombing

Boston Marathon bombingFortunately it is extremely rare that terrorism strikes at a major athletics event, but when it does shock waves reverberate throughout the sporting world. Such was the case after the bombing attack that killed three spectators and maimed hundreds at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon. Now the effects of this callous act are captured in a vivid documentary tonight (Monday, 5 December).

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5 Dec

Brit Top At Burmese Temple Marathon

Bagan Temple MarathonUK runner David Hellard secured first place at the recent (26 November) Bagan Temple Marathon in Myanmar. Hellard, an experienced ultra runner who completed the notoriously difficult Marathon des Sables, is also known as the man who sprinted and lead the London Marathon for 400m in 2013 as part of his fundraising campaign for the African charity Street Child.

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1 Dec

Sheffield Chase The Pud Cancelled

Santa at Chase the Pud

British Heart Foundation (BHF), organiser of Chase the Pud Sheffield, has announced that the event on Sunday 11 December, has been cancelled. Competitors have been informed of the decision and offered a full refund and are also being given the option of transferring their registration to the Chase the Pud events held in York and Doncaster on Sunday 4 December.

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30 Nov

Steel and Butchart Top At Sefton Park

Gemma Steel

Charnwood’s Gemma Steel secured her fourth successive victory at Saturday’s (26 November) Liverpool Cross Challenge at Sefton Park. The event, which incorporates the European Cross Country Championships Trials, also witnessed an intriguing contest in the men’s field between Olympians Andrew Butchart  and Callum Hawkins, with the former (in a reverse of the 2014 event) coming out on top.

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29 Nov

Festive Fundraising Drives Santa Dash

Reps from the Santa Dash charities in costume to promote this year's race

Liverpool will be transformed into a sea of red, blue and mini Santas on Sunday (4 December) when the city hosts the UK’s biggest festive run. Highly regarded as Merseyside’s kickstart to Christmas, the Santa Dash has also become known for its massive fundraising drive, with Radio City’s Cash For Kids, Everton in the Community, and Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice, the event’s three official charity partners for 2016. 

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29 Nov

Cyprus Delight For Dowd And Wintle

The start line at the Aphrodite Half Marathon

Runners from 21 nations as far afield as USA and Australia, plus a large contingent of ex-pats and visitors from UK competed in warm, sunny conditions in the 23rd Aphrodite Half Marathon and 5k in Paphos, Cyprus on Sunday (27 November). Local athletes took the major prizes but top UK veterans David Dowd and David Wintle were among the age group winners.

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29 Nov

Farah Available for Edinburgh XC

Mo FarahDouble-double Olympic champion Mo Farah has put himself forward for selection to the Great Britain team in the upcoming Great Edinburgh International XCountry on 7 January 2017. Farah finished second to Garrett Heath at the 2016 event, kicking off a year in which he successfully defended his 10,000m and 5,000m titles at the Rio Olympics, and won his third Great North Run in a row.

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25 Nov

Wilmslow 10K Set For Sell Out

Photo logo for Run The Wilmslow 10K

Run the Wilmslow’s maiden event looks to have caught the imagination of runners across the North West with close to 1,500 signed up for the 10k on Sunday 4 December. Anyone considering taking part in this festive race which also has a high PB potential have until Sunday (27 November) to snap up the remaining places.

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