Five women who changed running forever. They made the public aware of how strong women could be and how much they could achieve as athletes and runners.
Women’s endurance running history articles
Marea Hartman was a major figure in women’s athletics in England who pushed for the introduction of new events for women in international competition.
The Women’s Amateur Athletic Assocation was formed in 1922 to meet a growing demand for organised competition for women in England. The 1920s were an exciting time for women’s athletics as international competition began and the WAAA was established, leading to more clubs accepting women and more athletics events being staged.
Google “marathon mistakes” and you’ll find lots of articles giving advice about how to avoid things going wrong in a marathon. You shouldn’t overtrain or undertrain, don’t forget to taper, get to the race in plenty of time, don’t get cold at the start, don’t go off...
A timeline showing the running events for women at each Olympic Games from 1896 to 2024. The first women’s track events were held in 1928.
For Women’s History Month, find out about some of the women who have made their mark in the history of the women’s marathon, from Violet Piercy’s solo run in 1926 to Paula Radcliffe’s world record in 2003.
In 1990 the inaugural IAU 24 Hour Championships were held in a shopping mall in Milton Keynes, an unusual venue for an indoor ultramarathon.
The subtitle of Ally Beaven’s book, “Broken”, is “2020: the year running records were rewritten”. 2020, our first year of living with Covid-19, was a year when plans were thrown in the bin and runners looked for new ways of motivating themselves to keep running and...
“The organisers dubbed this race “Hell in Paradise”. I am sure that when they coined this phrase they never anticipated how right they would be.” The 1994 Telecom Tasmania seven-day stage race lived up to its nickname in more ways than one. Eleven of the 27 starters...