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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

As a journalist I was fortunate to cover the London 2012 Olympic Games in a working capacity during a never-to-be-forgotten 19-day period eight years ago.

Like with many aspects of our society, the world of sport has historically assumed a ‘male default’.

Sir Mo Farah will be making an ambitious attempt to smash the men’s world one-hour record in his long-awaited track return at the AG Memorial Van Damme Diamond League event on September 4.

It will be “extremely difficult” to hold the London Marathon this year amid the coronavirus pandemic, the founder of the Great North Run Brendan Foster has said.

With gyms closed and fitness classes cancelled during the coronavirua pandemic, many people have been choosing to use the government’s unlimited exercise time to opt for a daily jog.

All competitors and coaches returning to training amid the coronavirus pandemic must have a one-to-one meeting to ensure they understand the risks of returning to their specific sport and the steps being taken to mitigate those risks.

British Athletics has announced the cancellation of the Muller Anniversary Games, scheduled for July 4 and 5 at the London Stadium, due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

The Great Run Company has launched #GreatRunSolo, a brand new virtual running challenge encouraging the public to stay healthy, be active and run solo to raise vital funds for the NHS Charities Together COVID-19 Urgent Appeal.

Thousands of runners across the UK are being urged not to lose heart ahead of Sunday, the day the now-postponed London Marathon was scheduled to take place.

Sports movies occupy a peculiar and often frankly unwatchable place in the annals of Hollywood history.

Keeping fit and staying healthy is the most important thing

Read Virgin Sport CEO Jessica Frey’s top tips on running during the coronavirus lockdown.

Creative and media agencies have teamed up to create a campaign encouraging people to exercise safely during the coronavirus pandemic.

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.

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