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9 Dec

Time To Give Your Best Effort

Santa forgotAlzheimer’s Research UK (ARUK) has partnered parkrun worldwide in a charity initiative that challenges runners to donate the equivalent of their best parkrun times in cash to the fight against the disease. Donate Your Time is the name of the project that aims to defeat our biggest killer with 850,000 people currently suffering from dementia in the UK.  

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8 Dec

Heath To Defend Great Edinburgh XC Title

Garrett HeathGarrett Heath will return to Scotland to defend his title in the Great Edinburgh International XCountry next month (7 January 2017). The 32-year-old from Minnesota has claimed victory three times in a row in the mud, grass and hills around Arthur’s Seat and will be hoping to retain his 8k title in the team event between USA, Britain and Europe.

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7 Dec

West In Winter

Caroline McKayA Scottish aid worker hopes to become the first woman to run the 95-mile West Highland Way non-stop in midwinter. Caroline McKay (33) will set off from Fort William on Friday 16 December, and aims to reach the end of the route at Milngavie within 24 hours.

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6 Dec

McColgan and Abu-Rezeq Feast On Success At Percy Pud

Eilish McColgan in action

Mohammed Abu-Rezeq and Eilish McColgan capped what has been a highly successful 2016 for both runners with victory and a course record to boot at Sunday’s (4 December) Percy Pud 10K in Sheffield. McColgan, in particular, will likely be delighted with a performance that saw her set a PB and comes on the back of her triumph at last month’s Age UK Leeds Abbey Dash and fifth place at the Rio Olympics.

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6 Dec

Butchart And Steel Aim For Euro Cross Glory

Andrew ButchartBefore the advent of mass participation road races and long before parkrun was even a twinkle in founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt’s eye cross country running had been taking place for hundreds of years. Sunday (11 December) sees Britain’s harrier tradition maintained as one of the strongest GB teams ever assembled will compete in the European Cross Country Championships in Chia, Italy.

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5 Dec

Marathon: The Patriot’s Day Bombing

Boston Marathon bombingFortunately it is extremely rare that terrorism strikes at a major athletics event, but when it does shock waves reverberate throughout the sporting world. Such was the case after the bombing attack that killed three spectators and maimed hundreds at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon. Now the effects of this callous act are captured in a vivid documentary tonight (Monday, 5 December).

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5 Dec

Brit Top At Burmese Temple Marathon

Bagan Temple MarathonUK runner David Hellard secured first place at the recent (26 November) Bagan Temple Marathon in Myanmar. Hellard, an experienced ultra runner who completed the notoriously difficult Marathon des Sables, is also known as the man who sprinted and lead the London Marathon for 400m in 2013 as part of his fundraising campaign for the African charity Street Child.

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