Live Breathe Sport Podcast Episode 8: Vladimir, Mankads and the Six Nations

Tweet *Contains Strong Language* Welcome to the eighth episode of the Live Breathe Sport podcast. This week, we talk about the cancellation of the Indoor Athletics Championship, the winners of the Australian Open and the start of the Six Nations. As always there is the usual roundup of Premier League fixtures as well as updates from lower league football and foreign football. Riley talks about England’s white-ball preparations in South Africa and Tony talks business in Formula One. With Lil DA unavailable through illness, Tony takes on the Live Breathe…

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Doha World Championships media review

Tweet The Guardian are reporting that the empty seats during Dina Asher Smith’s 100m final left the arena in silence. They reported that around 1,000 people were in attendance by the time Asher-Smith’s 100m was on, and that the majority of them were journalists. This doesn’t tell a good story of Qatar’s sporting history or present, or of the country’s ability to entertain, as it appears they are struggling to attract spectators to what should be an entertaining event. The British media have also shunned excuses that the event schedule…

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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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