I have always been a huge fan of the Commonwealth Games (writes Chris Broadbent). The latest edition is currently taking place on the Gold Coast, Australia and while it does not have the same global prestige as the Olympic Games, it often offers the first glimpses on the international stage of the planet’s greatest runners. Here’s five who went on to be true greats after first breaking through at the Commonwealths.
An unfortunate series of events led to the cancellation midway through the latest Monster Race in Devon on Sunday 17 March and the fallout looks to have forced the liquidation of the organisers. With more than 200 obstacle course races (OCR) listed in the 2018 calendar, where does this leave other promoters and potential participants in this increasingly popular genre?
From U2 to T2, nostalgia is big news these days. Neil Turner takes a trip down memory lane, and a ride in a DeLorean, with runABC's resident veteran Alan Newman to look at what running was like in the 1980s...
One of the themes of the world of running in 2017 was the value of volunteers. And of the value in volunteering; that lending a helping hand wasn't just a sacrifice, something you did because of a sense of obligation, but worthwhile and enjoyable in itself.
A new craze has swept the running world and it brings together exercise and the environmentally-friendly in a match made in green heaven. Plogging might sound like the type of thing a plumber with some pipes to fix would do.
From Chariots of Fire to Rocky, cinema has produced many memorable running scenes. runABC’s Neil Turner looks at how these scenes have inspired running events, tours and challenges around the world from Hollywood to Holyrood...
“I’m spinning around, move out of my way,” sang Kylie Minogue in reference to her newfound spinning addiction. Well, that’s one interpretation. If you’re a member of a gym, you’ve probably walked past a room full of people furiously pedalling on exercise bikes while an instructor barks orders at them. Sound appealing? OK maybe not, but as a runner, it’s certainly worthwhile.