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17 Aug

Rhys’ Parents To Line Up For Legacy Run

Mel and Steve Jones, image courtesy Paul Francis Cooper

The parents of Rhys Jones have confirmed that they will be both taking part in the fun run that has been organised in memory of the Liverpool youngster. The event, Run For Rhys, will take place on Sunday 27 August (with the option of a virtual run for anyone wanting to take part but on holiday or working). This is a poignant date as it is just a matter of days after the 10th anniversary of Rhys’ tragic death.

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16 Aug

Wigan Runners Set To Reach New Depths

Nigel Brookwell

More than 3,500 runners are expected to converge on Market Street to compete in the fifth Wigan 10K on Sunday 3 September. While the race has been host to a number of memorable scenes – mums pushing prams, supporters wheeling a four-poster bed, a host of super-heroes and Disney characters and even a cookie monster – 2017 looks like it might just present the most unique one yet in Nigel Brookwell. 

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14 Aug

Sir Mo Signs Off With Silver

GB Men's 4x100m World Championship team

What a topsy-turvy sport athletics can be. You wait all week for a medal then, just like the proverbial London bus, five come along in quick succession. London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Stadium came alive at the weekend as Sir Mo Farah's hard fought silver in the 5,000m on Saturday night (12 August) effectively fired the starting pistol for a glut of medals in the relays.

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11 Aug

World Shrinks Through parkrun

Holly and Nanna at Aarhus parkrun

While watching the European Masters 5000m women's races at Viby Stadium in Aarhus, Denmark last week (2 August), I was suddenly made aware of the world shrinking power of parkrun, writes runABC news reporter Alan Newman. Two interested spectators who struck up a lively conversation with me were soon recognised as Holly Chabowski and Nanna Sørensen (pictured) who have been featured in parkrun's UK news.

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10 Aug

Ghosts And Ghouls Set To Haunt New Fun Run

Halloween Fun Run

On Sunday 29 October, Manchester’s Heaton Park will play host to a wicked new spooky running event for the city. The event, organised in collaboration with the children’s charity Dreams Come True and race organisers Sports Tours International, will be a spooky 5k with participants encouraged to take part dressed up as ghosts and ghouls. 

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