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UKA outlines important measures as lockdown eases to ensure safety

UK Athletics are delighted to see the increase in athletics events and activities across the UK as restrictions lift and the restart in all disciplines. It is apparent that organisers of races / competitions/ club and coaching sessions are making significant efforts to support reopening positively.

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Summer running

At this time of year, you are not as restricted to where you can go in the early mornings or evenings, the temperatrue is warmer and so you can run with less clothes, which means less weight, and so feel faster and more fleet of foot and there are more opportunities to run off-road and enjoy beautiful surroundings!

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Weekend update

The weekend saw many outstanding performances from UK athletes around the world. Oliver Dustin was on fire in Nice with a 1:43.82 perfromance and at Eugene, Oregon, in the USA, Patrick Dever and Charles Hicks gave mouth watering performances over both 5000 and 10,000m in the NCAA Division 1 Championships.

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Top tips for running with hay fever

The forecast is for lovely, warm days over the next week so that should be great for fine weather running but hay fever sufferers beware as the forecast is also likely to include high levels of pollen at this time of the year.

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Norman Wilson ultra-running guru and coach

The sport of ultra running is in mourning with the recent passing of guru and coach Norman Wilson. Wilson a previous IAU Vice President and Director will be remembered for his interest in the global sport and the various initiatives he drove over many years in the sport.

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