8 May

Beer, Fireworks and PBs

runners on the track at the Night of the 10,000m PBs

In a little over five years, a London track event has gone from being a grass roots club race to the top of the tree in international athletics (writes Chris Broadbent). The Highgate Harriers ‘Night of the 10,000m PBs’ was initiated by volunteers to freshen up a stale domestic distance running scene on the track, which sunk to a low of only one female entrant to the UK trials.

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17 Apr

Thanks For The Memory

Stand on the start line of your local race and you’ll see just as many women as men waiting for the gun. But turn the clock back 50 years and you’d see a different picture (writes Christine Appel). Half a century after race officials tried to bundle Kathrine Switzer off the course at Boston Marathon and she gets ready for London Marathon 2018, we look at the milestones that liberated women to run...

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10 Apr

A Commonwealth Of Talent

Steve Cram in action in his pomp

I have always been a huge fan of the Commonwealth Games (writes Chris Broadbent). The latest edition is currently taking place on the Gold Coast, Australia and while it does not have the same global prestige as the Olympic Games, it often offers the first glimpses on the international stage of the planet’s greatest runners. Here’s five who went on to be true greats after first breaking through at the Commonwealths.

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14 Mar

Plog On!

A new craze has swept the running world and it brings together exercise and the environmentally-friendly in a match made in green heaven. Plogging might sound like the type of thing a plumber with some pipes to fix would do.

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