Northern Running Guide News

31 Jul

Speedy Elites At Bournemouth

Crowds at this year’s Bournemouth Marathon are set to welcome impressive East African talent to this year’s event. Last year, Ethiopian Ebisa Merga won the inaugural staging of the event, setting the first ever course record of 2:16:41. He will return to the scene of his triumph, where he will face the tough challenge of Kenyans Japhet Koech and Andrew Lesuuda.

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30 Jul

Musical Healing

Runners with headphones

New research suggests that listening to music after a run can speed your recovery. The information, published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, also backs previous findings that you get less benefit from music the harder you run.

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27 Jul

Aussie Marathon Joy in Glasgow

Mike Shelley, Commonwealth marathon winner 2014

There was Australian joy in both the men and women's marathon today (Sunday 27 July) in Glasgow at the Commonwealth Games.  Mike Shelley went one better than his Delhi silver medal in 2010 storming to a decisive victory in a PB of 2:11:15 while compatriot Jess Trengove finished third in the women's race behind the Kenyan one-two of Flomena Cheyech Daniel and Caroline Kilel.

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25 Jul

BTR Tourists Embrace 52 Mile Challenge

The top three finishers (men and women) at the BTR Tour of Merseyside 2014 with Alan Rothwell

Before the dust has settled on another amazing year for BTR Tour Of Merseyside, organisers have announced that already two-thirds of places have been taken for the 2015 event. A core cluster of 160 runners of all levels and abilities completed the six races of the Tour over seven days on Saturday July 12, covering an impressive 52 miles of road races, multi-terrain and cross country.

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