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Road to Madeira, A Virtual Race Report by Dot Kesterton

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Worldwide Virtual 10K Masters Challenge Championship.   The running year started promisingly enough for me with a chilly England qualifying half marathon in Helsby, Chester in January. Being freezing cold I nipped round in 1:43:39 so I could get back to my big coat as soon as my legs would carry me, 1st F65 and qualifier for England International in Fleet in March.   Storm Dennis put paid to my February BMAF 10K Championship in Poole. Then, in March, came the Covid-19 lockdown. The England representation half marathon in Fleet was canceled and so, month on month was every other … Continue reading

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The Race That Wasn’t…

Posted on by Run Stu

‘Shambolic’, ‘Disorganised’, ‘Disgraceful’ and ‘Embarrassing’ are just some of the words used to described the fiasco that was the 2014 SIG Insulation Sheffield Half Marathon.  Today, the battle over who said and did what to ensure water supply to the event rages. Yesterday, the Chairman of the Trustees, Robert Jackson,  for the event has said that if refunds are given to every runner then the company would go bust and there would be no future half marathon in the city. Is this what we want to have happen? I have run many half marathons, from quiet local events to major city races and this … Continue reading

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