runABC Scotland News

18 Aug

Finish Ahead Of An Olympic Hero At parkrun

Following the conclusion of the highly successful London 2017 World Athletics Championships, 100 of UK Sport's National Lottery funded Olympic and Paralympic athletes are teaming up with parkrun UK to encourage the nation to get active with #teamparkrun. Olympic and Paralympic heroes will be right behind participants of #teamparkrun tomorrow (Saturday 19 August), acting as tail walkers at parkruns across the country.

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17 Aug

Jo With The Flow

A Fife policewoman has conquered the 96-mile West Highland Way Race, raising an astonishing £2,520 for charity in the process. Jo Murphy says she was spurred on by her determination to help children who have lost their sight, as the son of a colleague in Dunfermline had.

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14 Aug

Sir Mo Signs Off With Silver

GB Men's 4x100m World Championship team

What a topsy-turvy sport athletics can be. You wait all week for a medal then, just like the proverbial London bus, five come along in quick succession. London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Stadium came alive at the weekend as Sir Mo Farah's hard fought silver in the 5,000m on Saturday night (12 August) effectively fired the starting pistol for a glut of medals in the relays.

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11 Aug

World Shrinks Through parkrun

Holly and Nanna at Aarhus parkrun

While watching the European Masters 5000m women's races at Viby Stadium in Aarhus, Denmark last week (2 August), I was suddenly made aware of the world shrinking power of parkrun, writes runABC news reporter Alan Newman. Two interested spectators who struck up a lively conversation with me were soon recognised as Holly Chabowski and Nanna Sørensen (pictured) who have been featured in parkrun's UK news.

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10 Aug

Train Hard, Win Easy Says Sir Mo

Sir Mo Farah wins World Championships 10,000m London 2017

“Train hard, win easy.” That was the philosophy espoused by Sir Mo Farah in his post-race interview after qualifying for Saturday's IAAF World Championships 5,000m final in London's Olympic Stadium last night (9 August). Scot Andrew Butchart also breezed through to the final after demonstrating his hurdling skills mid-race as he leapt over fallen competitors.

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