Christopher Rainsford

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

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

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

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

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 […]
May 22, 2016

Dale King-Clutterbuck: Coming to a screen near you

Believe it or not, I was pretty shy as a child. I still am in some ways. I still find it difficult to let new people […]
May 22, 2016

Eamonn Martin on British distance revival

‘It’s a question of who has those last dregs of strength left. Any one of the four could win it’ Watching the final 400m on YouTube […]
May 21, 2016
Athletes compete in the South of England Athletics Association cross country championships at Parliament Hills Fields, London, UK, on 30 January 2016

On the run with… Jonny Hay

It’s almost two months and a whole training cycle since Jonny Hay was last out running in north London On that occasion, he put GB teammates […]
May 20, 2016

Tim Hutchings: Cross country and me

The National holds a special place in the domestic calendar. It’s where 1500m guys can race marathon runners and where club fellas, the backbone of the […]
May 20, 2016

Mark Hookway: Tonbridge medal collective

I first joined Tonbridge AC in January 1975, just before the county cross country championships in Canterbury. I was in the under 15 age group and […]