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Rosie almost finished her run around the World

August 1, 2008 by

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Story idea by Tony Mangan Web link Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2008 10:20:16 To: Rosie Subject: Privilege WEB POSTCARD Hello Everybody, You are all with me every minute as I run down Britain.. Thank you again, your support is amazing and helps me so very much. I don’t need an alarm clock! I was woken […]

Marvellous Mimi : New Womans Record

July 31, 2008 by

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Starting at the tender age of 45, and finishing at 46, one very determined grandmother – Marvellous Mimi  – has become the fastest woman to run the entire length of the country from Scotland to England in a time of  12 days, 15 hours, a few minutes and is the NEW WOMEN’S WORLD RECORD HOLDER (* subject to official confirmation) This […]

Diary of an Ultra Runner – blog of the week

July 17, 2008 by

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Link I began running after watching after watching the Munich Olympic Games (1972) on television. Began by racing with the school cross country team and later began running local road races (10k, half marathon, etc). After a few years of shin/calf injuries I entered the Robin Hood marathon in 2005 looking for a new challenge. […]

Jason Bowie completes Classic Quarter

July 4, 2008 by

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Link INTREPID Running Forever member Jason Bowie took part in the Classic Quarter, a 44-mile race. The relatively new ultra marathon goes along the coastal path from Lizard Point to Land’s End. It takes in one of Britain’s most breathtaking stretches of coastline, although it would seem difficult to appreciate the scenery while struggling up […]

Blistered but still beaming after run

June 15, 2008 by

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From http://www.middletonguardian.co.uk INTREPID runner Tracy Lawless was one of only two women to complete a 145-mile ultramarathon from Birmingham to London. The 33-year-old pounded paths along the Grand Union Canal from the centre of Birmingham to Little Venice in central London. Tracy suffered from hallucinations, blisters, fatigue and periods of nausea during Britain’s toughest non-stop […]

Commonwealth fell running event gathers pace

June 15, 2008 by

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From http://www.nwda.co.uk Cumbria County Council has thrown its backing behind a major sporting event planned for Keswick next year. The first ever Commonwealth ultra distance and mountain running championship is planned for September 2009 and could see fell running return to its natural home (the world’s first ever organised fell race took place in Grasmere […]