26 Mar Why train your breathing?

Sports people train all their all their muscle groups yet ignore the most fundamental system neccessary to improve performance – the muscles used for breathing. If there was a weak link in the chain, this is it! The faster you go the greater the demands...

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25 Mar Jean Pickering: 1929-2013

Jean Pickering MBE, the 1954 European long jump champion, Olympic sprint relay medallist and widow of the legendary athletics coach and commentator Ron, has died aged 83. Often described as the fairy godmother of British athletics, Jean had been involved with track and field for more...

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25 Mar England take all team golds at cross country

England won all four team titles at the Home Countries International Cross Country event held at Dinefwr Park, Landeillo, Carmarthenshire. On a bitterly cold but fortunately snowless day there was a series of competitive races with England, Scotland and Wales all having performances to cheer...

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25 Mar Junior Performances give Eriksson hope for future

Great Britain athletics head coach Peter Eriksson believes the future is bright after the World Cross Country Championships in Bydgoszcz. Gemma Steel and Jonny Taylor were the top finishers in the senior races, both finishing 31st, but Britain's junior women combined to win team bronze -...

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25 Mar Impressive Junior Women win World Cross Country Bronze

An impressive junior women’s team bronze medal highlighted an excellent Great Britain and Northern Ireland team performance across the board at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland this afternoon. In below freezing but sunny conditions, and on a deliberately challenging course that had...

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25 Mar Twell takes another positive step

If the cross-country season marked the last stage of Steph Twell's rehabilitation, then Bydgoszcz yesterday signalled that the Scotland internationalist has lost none of her resolve since the ankle surgery that thwarted her hopes of a second Olympic appearance last year. On snow-covered Polish tundra in...

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24 Mar Sprint king Usain Bolt beaten over 400m

Bolt, who also raced the 400m at the low-key Camperdown Classic and competed in the 4x400m at the Gibson Relays, both last month, started well on Saturday. He led into the straight, but faded as Maithland took charge in the closing stages to win in 45.79s. In...

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