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12 Feb

Taylor Top At Alsager 5

Johnny TaylorThe Brooks Alsager 5 once again lived up to its reputation as being one of the fastest events on the circuit with a series of impressive times posted on Sunday (7 February). Morpeth Harriers’ Johnny Taylor secured his first victory of 2016 with a time of 24:10, while Stockport’s Elle Vernon led the female field home.

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9 Feb

Green Light For Donington Races

Donington RacecourseOrganisers or the Great Run series have provided confirmation of a new event at Donington Racecourse. Scheduled with a prime summer date of Sunday 26 June, the Sun Donington Summer Running Festival will provide competitors with the opportunity to take part over a selection of distances, with a 10 mile, 10k, 5k and family mile on offer.

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5 Feb

City Accolade For Brendan Foster

Brendan Foster in 1972Brendan Foster has enhanced his legendary status in the North East after Newcastle City Council nominated the former long-distance runner for Freedom of the City. Foster, who is Tyneside born, has been honoured for his long-standing contribution to sport, most specifically founding the world’s largest half marathon event, the Great North Run.

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5 Feb

Intersport and parkrun Team Up To Bring Sport To The People

action from Wimbledon parkrun

The new Intersport/parkrun partnership is up and running after the opening of the Intersport store in Wimbledon was celebrated by runners at Wimbledon parkrun. parkrun founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt welcomed a team from the new Wimbledon store who took part in the 23 January event before returning to base at 28 The Broadway. A large contingent of that day's parkrunners also headed to new Intersports premises to check out what was on offer in store.

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