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31 Aug

Final Call For Early Bird At Dash

Leeds Abbey DashOrganisers of the Age UK Leeds Abbey Dash have issued a final call for those taking to take advantage of the early bird entry, which is due to close at midnight this evening (Monday 31 August). The race, scheduled for Sunday 15 November, has established the enviable reputation of being one of the quickest 10ks on the circuit while also renowned for its significant contributions to charity. 

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28 Aug

Visually Impaired Runner Takes On Men’s 10K

Gus McLeodThe inaugural Edinburgh Men’s 10K will take place on 1 November and for one participant the race is part of an amazing transformation. Gus McLeod, from Lochend, began losing his sight at the age of 26, then, after losing three members of his family in quick succession, ballooned in weight to 19 stone as a result of comfort eating.

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25 Aug

Farah First In Beijing

Mo Farah after a big success

Despite a stumble in the last lap, Mo Farah retained his 10,000m world crown in Beijing on Saturday (22 August), meaning the British runner has now won six successive global distance titles. Farah faced the challenge of Kenya’s Geoffrey Kamworor and Paul Tanui, yet his trademark last-lap surge allowed him to secure first place in 27:01:13, setting a new stadium record. 

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