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27 Apr

Full Fling Ahead

A starting list of 800, including some of ultra-running’s finest athletes, will compete at the 2017 Highland Fling on Saturday (29 April). The race along the West Highland Way is arguably the UK’s biggest and most competitive ultra-distance event.

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26 Apr

Up, Running And Golden

The team at Up & Running are in a celebratory mood after scooping gold in the Best National Retailer category at the annual Running Awards last Thursday (20 April). The running retailer has been an integral part of runners' training plans nationwide for over 21 years and, as well as their gold award, also claimed silver in the Customer Service category, and bronze in the Online Retailer category.

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25 Apr

Marathon Man Goes Beyond Halfway

Running enthusiast Peter Thompson completed the Virgin Money London Marathon to pass the halfway point in his immense personal challenge to run an incredible 44 marathons in 44 days – a marathon within every country in Europe. Peter’s challenge ‘Marathons for the Mind’ aims to raise awareness and funds for mental health, supporting the charities Livability, who run the Dorset-based wellbeing discovery centre Livability Holton Lee, and MIND.

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25 Apr

Records Galore At Memorable London

The record-breaking feats of Mary Keitany and David Weir weren’t the only records smashed at a memorable Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday (23 April). After a record number of runners crossed the start line of the marathon, more than 39,400 completed the gruelling 26.2-mile journey from Blackheath to Westminster, making the 37th edition of the race the biggest in its history by 347 runners.

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24 Apr

Kenya At The Double In London

Fantastic showings from Daniel Wanjiru and Mary Keitany ensured a double triumph for Kenya at the Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday (23 April). In the women’s race, Keitany ran alone for all but two of the 26.2 miles, powering clear of the greatest field ever assembled to take her third London title in a world record time of 2:17:01.

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24 Apr

Gongqa Wins On Home Soil

Olympic marathoner and Cape Town native Lungile Gongqa claimed victory at South Africa's Two Oceans Marathon earlier this month to become the first Capetonian since 1973 to win the race. Gongqa crossed the finish line in 3:09:43, over 30 seconds ahead of Warinyane Lebopo of Lesotho (second in 3:10:21) and over a minute in front of another Lesotho runner, Teboho Sello (third in 3:11:48).

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21 Apr

Running Reaping Rewards

A series of free running events in Glasgow focusing on helping people tackling alcohol and drug addiction will continue on 17 June at McPhun’s Park, Glasgow Green. Everyone participating in the Recovery Runners 5K will receive a medal, marking a significant achievement in what are difficult times in the lives of many of those involved.

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21 Apr

Monumental Marathon Welcomes Human Racers

Mont Saint-Michel marathon

The comprehensively named Marathon de la Baie du Mont Saint-Michel, situated in Normandy, France, bills itself as the most 'Monumental of Marathons'. With some justification, too, as the gravity-defying medieval monastery that dominates the skyline can be viewed at the start and forms the backdrop for the finish of this popular event with sports tourists.

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