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Camping on beaches, battling long-term fatigue and completing a world’s first: Remembering Sean Conway’s ultra-triathlon around the GB coastline

“When you’ve been going for so long that long-term fatigue kicks in and your hormones begin to modify themselves, that’s when the real fun starts.”  It’s day 71, Sean Conway has just taken the last of his 1.5 million strides from Scarbrough to Brighton and is ready to swap his running shoes for his swimming hat, goggles and wetsuit to commence […]

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International Women’s Day: Are these the 5 greatest female athletes from Gloucestershire?

Gloucestershire has been responsible for producing some outstanding female athletes. Here are the five of the greatest to come out from the county. Zara Tindall Embed from Getty Images As well as being the Queen’s eldest granddaughter, Tindall holds a few other titles. Among her honours Tindall followed in the footsteps of her mother Princess […]

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International Women’s Day: The top 5 female athletes to look out for in 2021

To celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD) we’re taking a look at some of the brightest up and coming female talent in sport. Women’s sport is growing exponentially at the moment, with the Women’s World Cup setting the benchmark in 2019, as over 1 billion people tuned in over the course of the tournament. So let’s […]

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“I would never have run if I hadn’t started at Parkrun.” – The event that Cheltenham runners miss dearly

It’s been 345 days since Cheltenham runners took to Pittville Park to take part in the weekly parkrun event. The event held every Saturday at 9am once played host to over 700 Cheltenham residents but now runners are left wondering over its return due to the coronavirus pandemic. With the last race taking place on […]

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Tokyo Olympic Games: How severe could a cancellation be for organisers and broadcasters?

Uncertainty is looming over whether the Tokyo Olympic Games will go ahead this summer, amidst the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The IOC (International Olympic Committee) and Japanese organisers rescheduled the games for July 23 to August 8 this summer after last year’s unprecedented postponement, becoming the first Olympics in peacetime to suffer that fate. However, many […]

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Brockworth runner Olivia Wiles on training during lockdown, the London Marathon and England Athletics’ announcement

Covid-19 has caused a host of problems for sports all over the country, especially those who are part of running clubs and group organisations who have been forced to adhere to social distancing rules. One such person is Brockworth running club’s Olivia Wiles. She has experience running for various clubs and organisations around Gloucestershire but […]

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Breaking: Olympic Torch Relay held behind closed doors amid Covid-19 outbreak

The pandemic is wreaking havoc within the sporting world but the IOC insist the games in August will go ahead. Thursday’s ceremony in Greece was the first since 1984 to be held without spectators because of the ongoing concern over coronavirus. The Olympic flame has been lit. #Tokyo2020 🔥#OlympicTorchRelay #UnitedByEmotion pic.twitter.com/3ofUWWMeI2 — #Tokyo2020 (@Tokyo2020) March […]