04 Jan BUPA Great Edinburgh Cross Country Team Update

The Great Britain and Northern Ireland team, including European under-23 cross country champion Jess Coulson (coach: Mick Woods) and top Scottish athletes Steph Twell (Mick Woods) and Freya Ross (Steve Jones), will this weekend return to the picturesque Holyrood Park for the Bupa Great Edinburgh...

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02 Jan Police collaboration leads to four-year ban

A javelin thrower and coach has been banned from all competition for four years for possessing numerous banned substances discovered after a raid by police. Officers from Durham police contacted UK Anti-Doping's intelligence unit after the raid on the home of Ian Burns, 35, an experienced...

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European Cross Country Championships 2012 Louise Damen 11th Senior Women

02 Jan Happy New Year everyone!!

I hope everyone has enjoyed all the festivities over the past couple of weeks! I certainly have. I spent Christmas up in St Andrews. My family and I stayed at the Fairmont Hotel which was lovely and very christmassy - exactly the way I like...

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02 Jan Ribble Valley 10k

24th December, 2012 – “It’s Christmas!!!!!!” This week was a taper week in preparation for the Northern 10k championships at Ribble Valley where I was expected to get a personal best. I still felt really tired and my muscles ached at the start of the week...

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01 Jan First Blog

After pestering athletes for the past two months to either blog for Eightlane or give us an Interview I thought it was only fair for me to get involved in 2013! For people who don’t know me I’m Tasha. I would describe myself as a running...

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01 Jan 2012 – what a year!

“These were happy and glorious Games,” said IOC president Jacques Rogge at the London 2012 closing ceremony. Well said, Mr Rogge. Ah, the Olympic and Paralympic Games. That six-week period that cemented this year as the greatest ever for British sport...

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29 Dec S-T-R-E-T-C-H and warm-up right

Warm-up is the preparation of your body for the more serious and strenuous activity that you have planned. Stretching is more focused on specific areas that are tight and require loosening either for the planned activity or for improved flexibility. It is not a requirement...

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29 Dec Atelaw Bekele cleared of doping charges

Atelaw Bekele, last year’s European cross-country champion, has been cleared of doping charges but, contrary to some reports, his trial was connected to just one missed test – not three. The Flemish anti-doping agency in Belgium declared the distance runner had not been willfully neglectful in...

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28 Dec Consistency is key for Kirani James

Back in his native Grenada, Kirani James is hot property as the country’s first global sporting superstar. But in the States, where AW’s David Cox spoke to the world and Olympic 400m champion (at the University of Alabama to be precise), he’s able to keep himself...

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27 Dec Nearly Christmas Time!!!

The weather this week can only be described as wet wet wet! It has felt like despite wearing my running kit and being outside that I have in actual fact been swimming. This week was another high mileage one before the Northern 10k and the...

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