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30 Aug

Special Gibside Edition Of Great Run Local

Great Local Run Gibside In the lead up to what will be the Great North Run’s 35th year, organisers have scheduled a special edition of the Great Run Local event in Gibside. Due to take place on the evening of Thursday 8 September, the run will be attended by a number of world-class athletes before their exertions at the Great North Run and Great North CityGames.

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29 Aug

ASICS Launches Beat The Sun Film

With the Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc having just been held in the Alps, ASICS has released a short film documenting their Beat the Sun Race which was held in the same region on 21 June. The race saw international teams attempt to circumnavigate Mont Blanc in the hours between sunrise and sunset on what was the longest day of the year.

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24 Aug

Hull Marathon Shaping Up

RB Hull MarathonOrganisers of the RB Hull Marathon are putting the final touches to next month’s race with the second staging of the event looking likely to be a memorable occasion. On route entertainment, which includes, among others, the popular Hull Samba, has been finalised, while the marathon man himself, Steve Edwards, has confirmed he will be at the start line on Sunday 18 September.

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24 Aug

‘Biggest Sports Day’ A Turn-off For ITV

Katherine GraingerRunners across the country are preparing to take part in the nation’s biggest sports day on Saturday (27 August), which will see ITV go off air for the first time in three decades to encourage people to be more active. The TV company will switch off all seven of its channels from 9:30am for one hour with the message “We’ve gone running – why don’t you join us?”

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23 Aug

Fast Track At Race The Train

The Winner Of The 14 Mile Distance At Race The Train

It was humans versus horsepower at the 33rd Race The Train event on Saturday (20 August) in mid Wales. This unique race attracts runners from across the UK and overseas, all of whom try to beat the train. Many come back year after year to do that or to improve upon their times whilst being encouraged by friends and family along the route.

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22 Aug

Cheruiyot Outwits Ayana For Gold

Vivian Cheruiyot When Almaz Ayana established what seemed like a controlling lead after four laps of the women's 5,000m, the pre-race favourite was heading for a memorable Olympic double on the back of her incredible performance in the 10,000m. However with fatigue setting in at the closing stages, Vivian Cheruiyot was able to apply a late surge and wrestled gold from Ayana's grasp.

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