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.
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.
Are you dreaming of a White Christmas? Who doesn’t love the sprinkling of some snowflakes and a brilliant white outlook on Christmas morning? Most of us probably have an Uncle Scrooge who immediately springs to mind. But for the rest of us, it’s the perfect decoration for the season.
As the end of the year approaches, both the festive and the awards seasons are upon us. The Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year, the Ballon d’Or and of course BBC’s ever contentious SPOTY are debated, cogitated and digested more so than Christmas dinner itself.
A favourite winter pursuit of runners is to fantasise about all the great races they are going to take part in soon. To help get your imagination working we're taking you on a trip to one of the world's best destinations and its feature race.
Time to start making those Christmas hints over what you want to see in your stockings this year (writes Chris Broadbent). And as a runner, its inevitable there will be family and friends who will be thinking over what running-related gift they can surprise you with. And, assuming they are non-runners, it’s inevitable they will get it wholly wrong.
Marcothon has been a favourite running challenge since 2009 when Marco Consani's wife Debbie (the pair are top class ultra runners) coined the term to define the 31-stage 'run every day' test in December. Since then what was essentially a homemade concept, to help sustain motivation during the darkest month, has become an international phenomenon.
The starting gun has been fired (again!) for another General Election. While we will have to get used to them getting on their (metaphorical) soapboxes in the coming months, let’s hope we don’t have to witness too many of them engineering a PR opportunity in their running kit.
In our days of print, runABC magazine carried a review of Martin Thomerson's ‘It Kept Me off the Streets’. Now Martin is back with the sequel to his original tale of a runner’s journey to an unsuccessful attempt at Europe’s biggest trail race, the UTMB.