Running a mile as fast as you can may not be something that you immediately think of but for anyone looking to test themselves coach John Danahay has the answer. His High Performance Runner One Mile Challenge focuses the mind and can be done from home as per government guidelines.
While overseas travel has been furloughed for now there is a virtual way to visit countries where you’ve dreamed of running. Book your ticket for Mash Running’s ‘Conquer the Continents’ 5 Mile Event and start your global adventure.
The first ever 'Virtual' National Road Relay Championships, as previewed in last week's runABC news, are set to be the longest event in the illustrious history of the England Road Running Association (ERRA) annual relays, with competitors still running and submitting times until 12:00pm on Thursday (9 April)!
Two weeks ago at the start of the lockdown runABC, reported that Social Run Group (SRG), the popular nationwide network of free weekly runs organised via Up & Running stores, had migrated to the virtual world. Now inspired by the improving weather the SRG team has announced a #RunSpring Challenge.
Co-event director of The Wammy parkrun, Gareth Copley-Jones has invited the local running community to support Newcastle under Lyme’s Foodbank. He wants to recruit supporters to run or walk 5K this April and donate £5 to this vital service.
Since Boris Johnson ordered the Coronavirus lockdown on Monday 23 March we have become a United Kingdom of runners! There was a lot of interest in runABC's article on 'socially responsible running' last week and now we take a closer look with resident coach Alan Newman at safety on the run, as we all struggle to adapt to the new normal.
A new 10K has been unveiled by the organisers of Cheltenham’s Half Marathon and as being billed as a realistic autumn goal for beginners and something to look forward to during these dark days. The route starts and finishes at the iconic Racecourse and takes runners on a tour around the Regency town.
Reading Half Marathon – originally scheduled for this Sunday (5 April) – is one of the largest events in the South of England to be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Around 15,000 runners were expected to cross the spectacular finish line inside Madejski Stadium.
We continue on our trip down National Staffordshire Road Running Association (NSRRA} memory lane and a look at another popular race - the Eccleshall 15. This is an unusual distance and one that you rarely see these days but useful if preparing for a marathon.
Deborah Meredith was ready to go for her London Landmarks Half Marathon but coronavirus and lockdown put paid to that. She didn’t want to disappoint her charity Energize and those who had sponsored her so ran the distance - in her garden!