Saturday (6 October) was designated International parkrun Day to celebrate 14 years of the phenomenal success that started with just 13 runners in London’s Bushy Park. By coincidence, runABC reporter Alan Newman and his partner Sue James were in Poland and sent us this report from Gdańsk parkrun...
Surely now it’s not of case of ‘if’, but ‘when?’ Eliud Kipchoge’s incredible world record run of 2:01:39 in Berlin this month was a giant leap closer to one of sport’s seemingly impossible barriers - the sub two-hour marathon.
Of course, the most popular time of the week for races are Sunday mornings. The weekend slot and minimal traffic disruptions make it the obvious peak time for road races UK wide (writes Chris Broadbent).
It was as the weather madness in March was at its height and I was holed up at home - too icy to head out for a run and too miserable to enjoy it even if I did force myself - that my thoughts turned to Club La Santa (CLS) and memories of an amazing trip there last year (writes Olivia Fazackerley).
This week sees the hosting of one of the world’s most renowned ultra-distance events. The Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc begins in Chamonix in the French Alps and at one time, the race might have been considered as something of a cult event.
A glance at some pictures of the course of the Sierra Nevada Ultra race, whose fifth edition took place in July (14/15) might give participants the idea that they’re in for a day of sightseeing (writes Doug Smith). Taking runners past sights like the stunning Alhambra Palace, some postcard-ready mountain villages and the snow-dusted peaks of the Sierra, there surely can’t be many more stunning races.