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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A lasting and positive impression on Bexhill: The Alex Hall Memorial Fund

Tweet Six years after the passing of Alex Hall, a runner and a popular member of the BRT (Bexhill Runners and Triathletes) who had a heart attack while running on the promenade, a fund set up in his memory continues to make a positive impact in Bexhill. Every year, the Alex Hall Memorial Fund 5K takes place along Bexhill seafront, as well as shorter races for children. In the 2018 edition, over 100 ran. An amazing achievement for an event which had under 30 participants in its inaugural year. However,…

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