ARE WE RUNNING MORE?

Tweet Go for a stroll in your local park, chances are there’ll be someone out running. Are we experiencing a running boom in the UK, and if so why? Harry Trend investigates. Maybe the increase in participation in recreational running, which some have coined “the running boom”, is due to the emergence of running events such as parkrun. In 2018, 414,618 people applied for the London Marathon, the most popular marathon in the world.[i] Or maybe it’s the running clubs, the pillar of recreational running? From 2008 to 2015, UK…

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Eastbourne table tennis player claims first national title

Tweet Eastbourne’s Josh Bennett won his first national title at the table tennis National Championships. The 19-year-old won the mixed doubles title with England’s highest ranked female player and Bennett’s doubles partner at the University of Nottingham, Tin-Tin Ho. The pair won the final 3-1 (11-4, 8-11, 11-5, 11-5) over surprise finalists, Emily Bolton and Alim Hirji. En-route to the final, they beat top seeds Tom Jarvis and Maria Tsaptsinos. Bennett and Ho were able to come from 2-1 down to win 3-2 (8-11, 11-4, 3-11, 11-9, 12-10). An excellent…

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