03 Dec Bekele to defend Euro title under doping cloud

Belgium’s Atelaw Bekele is set to try to defend his European cross-country title in Budapest on December 9 despite awaiting a hearing on suspicion of a doping violation. The Ethiopian-born runner, a surprise winner in Slovenia 12 months ago, is reported to have missed three out-of-competition drugs tests....

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02 Dec Increasing the miles

A new week was here and greatful of that I am. I had forgotten about the disappointment of the weekend and looked forward to the week ahead. Everything seems to have cranked up a gear, both Uni work and training and juggling that has been...

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02 Dec Deadlines

Hey guys this week has been very busy with uni work! I had a presentation on Friday which I could not wait for it to be over with!  But it went ok well I think it did! Then I had a 1500 word essay due...

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01 Dec I know I will be back!

This week is all about the race at the weekend at Liverpool! Mentally preparing and physically preparing was the main aspects in which I had to get right. Training all week was low key which was probably a good thing as my uni work load...

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01 Dec Worldwide life bans key, says Gunnell

Sally Gunnell has warned tougher worldwide sanctions are needed to deter athletes from doping in future. Recent plans from the World Anti-Doping Agency detail a four-year minimum suspension for athletes found guilty of using drugs such as steroids to enhance their performance. Although Gunnell believes an increase...

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29 Nov McConnell to run in Glasgow

Three-time Olympian and Glasgow girl Lee McConnell (coach: Rodger Harkins) will run over 200m at the British Athletics International Match on Saturday 26 January. Running for the Commonwealth Select team, McConnell will star in the first international athletics event to be held at the new...

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28 Nov Gorecka leads GB team for Euro Cross

A strong Great Britain & Northern Ireland team will head to Budapest for the European Cross Country Championships on December 9 hoping to continue the country’s long-held position as the leading nation in the event. UKA announced the 36 athletes picked for Hungary and, though the...

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Lamar University

27 Nov A visit from Chrissy Wellington

The week leading up to Liverpool involved a solid Tuesday session (including some hard, fast grass reps which went well) followed by 3 relaxed days of tapering down which came as a welcome rest but unfortunately, meant I was forced to prioritize revision for once! With...

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26 Nov Black confirms UKA Performance Structure

UK Athletics Performance Director Neil Black has unveiled the first of a series of new coaching appointments that will form the bedrock of a performance team set to take athletics through to Rio 2016 and the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London. Confirming plans...

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bounce back

26 Nov I will bounce back

Week commencing 18th November 2012 Sunday 10:30am – 68mins (9.2miles) I had to scrape down the car today for the first time of the season, it looks like we’re going to have a frosty winter...

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26 Nov Consistency is the key!

Last week I attempted to prepare for the Euro trials as well as possible and booked Wednesday-Friday off work. As a Sales consultant my job involves a lot of travel which often comes with lots of traffic and stress. So after a nice easy end...

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