runABC North News

8 Aug

“I Am A parkrunner...

Maidstone parkrun start

...but I am not Spartacus writes runABC reporter Alan Newman. Much has been written about removing all barriers to participation for beginners but what about experienced club athletes who are just thinking of taking their first, tentative steps in the diverse world of parkrun?

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3 Aug

Keeping On Track

This week sees the start of the World Athletics Championships in London. The 10-day event beginning on Friday will see Usain Bolt and Mo Farah returning to the Olympic Stadium, scene of some of their greatest triumphs, for their last ever track championships.

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14 Jun

What Is VO2 Max?

If you want a fast car you go for one with a pretty large engine, right? It’s the same if you want to run a fast marathon, you need to make sure that your body has a large engine, writes runner and physiologist Colin Thomas…

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7 Jun

Running For Office

Had enough of political posturing these last few weeks? Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn, Tim Farron, and Nicola Sturgeon with their predictable promises over the NHS, education and the economy. All well and good, but what we really want to know is which politician gets our vote as the best runner? Never mind Brexit negotiations, who's got what it takes in a pair of trainers?

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