Are summer festivals set to be the new big thing in running? At first, it seems an unlikely blend. Can you really bring together the raucous debauchery of the archetypal British music festival with health and exercise? Gin and isotonic anyone? Perhaps not.
“Ah Dublin, city of pubs and vibrant nightlife, literary and architectural wonders, warm hospitality - and a superb marathon on the last Sunday of October every year," writes Martin Joyce, founder of Sports Travel International, which joined the Sports Tours International family of companies in 2018.
Social dancing is growing in popularity around the world with BBC’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ now a national institution. So why not think outside the box (and on your feet) and incorporate dance into your running fitness regime?
Ah, the London Marathon. A sight for the sore eyes of any runner. Awash with colour, London’s majestic sights of Pall Mall, Buckingham Palace, the London Eye and Tower Bridge and the vast crowds lining the 26.2 miles route. But, in my experience, it is the sounds of London that have that real goosepimpling effect. writes Chris Broadbent
The recent trials and tribulations of the organisers of Winchester 10K has got runABC reporter Alan Newman thinking: is there any viable alternative to adding to the 8 million tonnes of plastic pollution that ends up in our oceans every year?
Why in 2019 are runners still being heckled on the streets? Only this week, I was heckled by a group of teenage girls and two male drivers on a single evening run. 'Run Forest Run' was always a popular one 10-15 years ago, not so much now that Tom Hanks’ film with the running obsessive fades into popular culture.
As trail running continues to grow in popularity, Salomon has announced the return of their Trail Running Festivals to be held at three great locations across the UK; Edale in the Peak District, the Pentlands in Edinburgh and Box Hill near London.
Some of the undoubted stars of the current athletics scene are the Ingebrigsten brothers. The Norwegian trio of Henrik, Filip and Jakob have all won European 1500m gold - a remarkable and unique family achievement. Coached by father Gjert – naturally – they are a medal winning machine with a smile.