Magazines of the Marathon Boom

Magazines of the Marathon Boom

The marathon boom really got going in the early 1980s in the UK. The 1980s were a boom time for running magazines too, fed by the surge in popular interest in road running. New titles sprang up that catered for a new type of runner, the non-elite distance runner or...
Anne Dockery – an amazing journey

Anne Dockery – an amazing journey

**Guest post** I met Anne Dockery at the British Masters Athletics Federation Championships in August 2021 where we raced each other in the 1500m (she was faster than me). I had a great chat with her afterwards and was delighted when she agreed to write a guest post...
Did Not Finish

Did Not Finish

On Saturday, I was a “DNF” for the first time. I failed to finish the Nottinghamshire Cross Country Championships race. I stopped at just past the 3-mile point in the 5-mile race due to a calf strain. I had walked a bit, stretched and massaged my calf and...
A parkrun anniversary

A parkrun anniversary

Ten years ago, on 7th January 2012, I went to parkrun for the first time. I had been running for less than a year. I’d heard of parkrun but had only found out a few weeks before that there was a parkrun in Nottingham. I remember not being sure where to park or...
Chris Bexton – competing in her sixties

Chris Bexton – competing in her sixties

**Guest post** Chris Bexton from Nottinghamshire began running at 53 and quickly found she could improve her times. Now in her sixties, Chris continues to be a competitive age group runner despite experiencing a major health setback just three years after starting...

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