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Friday, April 3, 2020

Sir Mo Farah is not allowing himself to worry about the cancellation of the Olympics and insists he will be prepared to race in Tokyo next year.

East London Runners athlete planning a different kind of long-distance run

Marathon man is slowly recovering from a new challenge

No Olympics, no national league and no youth league as virus stops the sport

The British Olympic Association (BOA), British Paralympic Association (BPA) and UK Sport welcome the news of the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

A fantastic collection of runners have come together to successfully participate in the 2020 Where’s Wally fun run.

Londoner Pardip Minhas will attempt to set a new Guinness World Record at the 2020 London Landmarks Half Marathon later this month.

ASICS London 10K has launched a brand new running initiative for children called the Weetabix Protein Youth Challenge.

Newham & Essex Beagles Frank Baddick ran a personal best of 63.54 to finish 38th in a field of 16,500 at the Barcelona Half Marathon on Sunday.

Legends set for Sport Gives Back Awards

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Sporting legends including Lord Sebastian Coe, Dame Kelly Holmes and Daley Thompson CBE will be amongst the VIPs present at the inaugural Sport Gives Back Awards next month.

Forget physical fitness, 2020 is the year for emotional fitness according to Newham & Essex Beagles Olympians Christine Ohuruogu MBE and Abdul Buhari.

Athletics clubs mourn Colin Young

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Colin Young, a former Ilford AC and Essex Beagles member, has passed away aged 83.

University of East London high performance athletics scholar Vanessa Wallace won her first world championship medal in the F34 shot put at the World Para Athletics Championships.

Stratford’s former Olympic champion Christine Ohuruogu paid Monega Primary School a special visit as part of their Black History Month celebrations.

Newham’s Christine Ohuruogu had more to celebrate as she was inducted into England Athletics’ Hall of Fame.

Mighty Mo Farah completed an unprecedented sixth successive Great North Run victory on Sunday as he managed a new best time for the event.

Sprinting has been the tour de force this summer for the Newham & Essex Beagles with two of their young stars leading the way for the club and in the UK.

Newham & Essex Beagles star Asha Philip ensured a World Championships spot in Berlin on Sunday, writes Ziad Chaudry.

Few athletes can boast having an Olympic champion in their corner – but for East London heptathlete Emma Nwofor, it’s making all the difference.

Royal Docks Academy student Karen Mayindo is preparing to compete in a national 100m running event.

British pole vault champion Holly Bradshaw believes that this year’s edition of the Müller Anniversary Games could be the most competitive yet.

East Ham athlete Jordan Andrew has his heart set on the Paralympic Games after going from strength to strength in the Futures Academy Programme.

Newham & Essex Beagles saw siblings Katie and Thomas Head claim a stunning golden double at the South of England Championships at Bedford at the weekend.

UK Coaching has marked the start of the second ever Coaching Week by making a #GreatCoachingPledge to help coaches across the nation benefit their communities.

Alan Bell – the race starter who once disqualified Usain Bolt at a World Championships – is urging sports fans in London to become running and athletics officials.

British Athletics has confirmed that it will be working closely with Track Academy in 2019, announcing that it will be the Official Charity Partner to the Müller Anniversary Games at the London Stadium this summer (20-21 July).

An all-star line-up of student athletes from a variety of sports will be honoured at University of East London’s annual sports celebration tonight (Wednesday).

University of East London student Khai Riley-Laborde admitted to feeling the pressure before defending his 110m hurdles crown at the BUCS Outdoor Championships over the weekend.

Four of the world’s very best 100m sprinters have been lined up for this July’s Muller Anniversary Games at the London Stadium, including the second quickest man ever and Britain’s two leading lights in the event.

At just 22 years of age Great Britain athlete Shannon Hylton has already achieved much on the track, but her rivals should beware as her very first full-time season is now impending.

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