4 Apr

Reliving Olympics

Gebresellasie v Tergat in Sydney

It’s not much fun being restricted to one outing for exercise per day and with the race calendar now ravaged due to coronavirus, it promises to be a long, quiet summer. Not helped by the unavoidable postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics until next year.

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20 Feb

Funny Running

runner in bright orange heads to horizon.

Let me start by saying that 99.9% of my experiences at running events have been nothing but brilliant. From grass roots club events through to the slick, shiny machine that is London Marathon, the UK has some incredible running events of all sizes on all surfaces, organised by some fantastic people.

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6 Feb

London Calling

Bekele at Tower Bridge

London Marathon race organisers have done it again. This year’s match-up between Kenyan trailblazer Eliud Kipchoge and Ethiopian Kenenisa Bekele has all the ingredients to make London 2020 the greatest marathon of all time.

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22 Jan

Run To The Hills

Two runners in the hills

Since the turn of the year, I have found my interest drawn back to the world of fell running. Of course, the catalyst for this has been Richard Askwith’s remarkable Feet in the Clouds, the definitive read for the sport.

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18 Jan

Stockholm offers a dramatic route to marathon success

runners at Stockholm Marathon

Stockholm with 17,000 entrants might not be the biggest of international marathons but it ranks right up there with the best of them. The late May date means the city is enjoying 20 hours of daylight so huge Nordic skies combine with Stockholm's dramatic archipelago setting to create a very special running occasion.

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9 Jan

2020 Visions

Brigid Kosgei

After a year that saw the emphatic pushing of the reset button for marathon running, what will 2020 bring? It’s an Olympic year and running events will feature strongly as the blue riband occasions of the Tokyo Games.

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