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The Marathon along with its half distance cousin is the only footrace that has a name rather than a distance as it’s calling card.  And in that name there lies multitudes because for more than a century that name has represented the great endurance challenge of the modern age, at times even a life-threatening one.  917 more words

Boston Marathon

London Marathon odds make Mo Farah sixth favourite to win Sunday's race

The London Marathon this Sunday will see a lot of normal people doing brilliantly just to complete the course, and a small group of superhumans doing it in a ridiculously short amount of time. 414 more words


London Marathon 2018 - the final countdown.

Digested read: Hottest marathon on record?  Kill me now, I’ve moved beyond maranoia now into complete panic.  Trouble is, only one cure, getting to the end of the route on Sunday.  3,537 more words


Mo Farah to go head-to-head with Usain Bolt

Sir Mo Farah has today announced he will play for England in this year’s eagerly anticipated Soccer Aid for Unicef match on ITV.

Set to take centre stage at Old Trafford on Sunday 10th June, four-time Olympic champion Sir Mo Farah will play for his home nation and be on the opposing side of his good friend, and fellow Olympian, Usain Bolt. 38 more words

General News

3 Things to Avoid Before a Run

Sorry that I have been around a while, been trying to grow TheUtilityRunner on Instagram, give it a follow, but I’m back and I’m going to try and post more regularly but more briefly to make the task less daunting for me and also for you. 552 more words


Race News

This week we saw the inaugral Big Half in London as well as the World Indoor Championships (WIC) in Birmingham, I’ll try and pick out some of my personal highlights from the WIC as it would obviously be impossible to cover it all. 827 more words


The Official Big Half - 2018 Review

Firstly, a huge congrats and well done to all the event team, staff and volunteers that helped make this race happen. The beast from the east had been relentless all week casting doubt whether the race would go ahead and I think they did superbly well to ensure all went to plan as organised as it was. 980 more words