Dan rowden

Racing update

This weekend saw many athletes take to the track for their last racein a short but exciting season whilst others returned to the road.There weresub 4-minute miles in Scotland, Belgrave Harriers hosted a night of 1500s, top class fields werein action at the Cheshire Half Marathonand the Barrow 10kand Daniel Rowdenproduced a superb performance to top the UK 800m rankings.

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Geoff Wightman and Jake

Geoff Wightman celebrates Jake topping the runbritain National Ladder

Jake Wightman (handicap -7.1) topped the runbritain National Ladder for the first time after his recent middle distance medley of top class events that saw him rise to 2nd on the all time runbritain rankings for 1500m with 3:29.47 and 11th on the all time list for 800m with 1:44.18. Added to this,Jake's rise to thetop came on the 10th birthday of the runbritain rankings, which was the brainchild ofhis father and coach, Geoff Wightman.

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Kew 10k starting staggered 2020

Mass Kew Gardens 10k event headlines with social distancing success

Mass running is officially back! The largest social distancing running event in the UK happened over the weekend. 3,500 runners got back to some sort of normality by running in the socially distanced Kew Gardens 10k, all inside the Royal Botanic Gardens in London. It also had a top runbritain ranking 10k time for 2020 junior men!

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Uk Course measure logo

Ever thought about course measuring?

Do you run a lot? Enjoy the occasional organised road race? Have you ever considered giving something back to the sport you love? So that you can be sure the event you have run is an accurate distance, the Race Director arranged for it to be measured by a trained Course Measurer beforehand.

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Laura Muir

Weekend update includes world lead for Laura Muir

Laura Muir ran the fastest time in the world over 1500m to win the prestigious ISTAF athletics meeting in Berlin with Laura Weightman running a PB in second place. Other great middle distance performances were seen in Poland whilst Kew gardens hosted the biggest event yet since lockdown wtih almost 2000 finishers on Saturday and 1600 on Sunday.

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