athletics

March 1, 2018
The men's 3000m final at the British Athletics Indoor Championships and World Trials at Birmingham, UK, on 18 February 2018. The race was won by Andrew Heyes (third from left) in a time of 7:54.81.

World Indoors: Fab four Brits to look out for in Birmingham

While the Beast from the East sweeps across Britain and causes havoc with training for most, those at the World Indoor Championships will be grateful for […]
February 23, 2018
A general view of the senior men's race at the Saucony English National Cross Country Championships at Wollaton Park, Nottingham, UK, on 25 February 2017.

National XC: Heart of grassroots cross still beating strong

The English National Cross Country Championships return tomorrow to Parliament Hill. With more than 9,000 people entered across 10 races and record highs in numerous age categories, the […]
February 14, 2018
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Philippa Bowden: BUCS medallist on mental shift behind success

The chaos and confusion captured on video at the BUCS Cross Country Championships perfectly encapsulated the drama of the annual student champs Retweeted by Marathon Talk and […]
February 6, 2018
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Steph Twell: Coaching switch leaves no stone unturned for Scot

Steph Twell’s announcement of her decision to part company with long-time coach Mick Woods at the back end of 2017 came as a surprise to many […]
February 3, 2018
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BUCS XC: Mud, blood, running and rain at annual student champs

Fields of green quickly turned to mud at the BUCS Cross Country Championships earlier today The annual FA Cup of student distance running was a well-organised […]
February 2, 2018
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BUCS XC: Past winners reflect on FA Cup of university cross country

For any university student that does a bit of running, the annual university cross country championships has a special resonance It’s the race anybody can take […]
October 16, 2017
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Running Shorts: Weekly take on grassroots running news

9-15 October 2017 GRASSROOTS CROSS COUNTRY MAKES MOCKERY OF IMAGE PROBLEM LOCAL CROSS country leagues across the country continue to prove that the discipline is far from dead, […]
October 10, 2017
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Mersey Racing Team: Revolutionising club running in the UK

Ronan Kearney is stuck in traffic on the M5 just north of Birmingham. There’s plenty of time to talk, which is lucky because Ronan has a […]
August 8, 2017
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World Champs: BBC must share blame for British athletics slump

Five days in. One medal. Only one serious prospect of another medal. Given all of the promises of the ‘legacy’ of London 2012, and that this […]
August 7, 2017
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World Champs: 10 things we’ve learnt from the first few days

London is most certainly open: London is open. London is open. LONDON IS OPEN! How many more times? That was the long and short of son-of-a-bus-driver, London Mayor, […]
July 26, 2017
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Truth behind the news: How bright is the future of British athletics?

Did you see the article in the Guardian today? Niels de Vos, the head of UK Athletics, insists the ‘future is bright’ despite recent evidence to the […]
July 25, 2017
The British Athletics Championships and World Trials at the Alexander Stadium, Birmingham, United Kingdom on 1-2 July 2017

World Champs: Fast times trump team trials in final selection

This isn’t the start of a campaign complaining of mistreatment or four hundred words bemoaning too-stringent qualifying standards This isn’t a woe is me offering on […]