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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

As a journalist I was fortunate to cover the London 2012 Olympic Games in a working capacity during a never-to-be-forgotten 19-day period eight years ago.

Barking Road Runners saw a fourth different winner in the fourth round of their virtual handicap series last week.

Dagenham 88 Runners covered a total of 811.4 miles during another busy week in lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Like with many aspects of our society, the world of sport has historically assumed a ‘male default’.

Sir Mo Farah will be making an ambitious attempt to smash the men’s world one-hour record in his long-awaited track return at the AG Memorial Van Damme Diamond League event on September 4.

Barking Road Runners enjoyed a busy week of virtual racing, including a 10-mile ISO run that saw competitors wearing actual race numbers.

Dagenham 88 Runners saw members take on two virtual running events at the weekend.

Barking Road Runners competed in the third race of their Virtual 5k handicap time trial series last week.

Dagenham 88 Runners took part in the virtual Orion Harriers John Clark Memorial Fell Race at the weekend.

It will be “extremely difficult” to hold the London Marathon this year amid the coronavirus pandemic, the founder of the Great North Run Brendan Foster has said.

With gyms closed and fitness classes cancelled during the coronavirua pandemic, many people have been choosing to use the government’s unlimited exercise time to opt for a daily jog.

Barking Road Runners have been enjoying plenty of virtual racing recently.

Dagenham 88 Runners remain active during the lockdown period due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Dagenham 88 Runners put up record mileage doing various challenges in week seven of the lockdown due to coronavirus.

All competitors and coaches returning to training amid the coronavirus pandemic must have a one-to-one meeting to ensure they understand the risks of returning to their specific sport and the steps being taken to mitigate those risks.

British Athletics has announced the cancellation of the Muller Anniversary Games, scheduled for July 4 and 5 at the London Stadium, due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

Dagenham 88 Runners joined forces to help celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Raphael parkrun on Saturday.

The Great Run Company has launched #GreatRunSolo, a brand new virtual running challenge encouraging the public to stay healthy, be active and run solo to raise vital funds for the NHS Charities Together COVID-19 Urgent Appeal.

Dagenham 88 Runners remain active entering week six of the lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Thousands of runners across the UK are being urged not to lose heart ahead of Sunday, the day the now-postponed London Marathon was scheduled to take place.

Dagenham 88 Runners have been using their club facebook page to keep in touch and stay motivated during the current lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Read Virgin Sport CEO Jessica Frey’s top tips on running during the coronavirus lockdown.

Creative and media agencies have teamed up to create a campaign encouraging people to exercise safely during the coronavirus pandemic.

Sir Mo Farah is not allowing himself to worry about the cancellation of the Olympics and insists he will be prepared to race in Tokyo next year.

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The British Olympic Association (BOA), British Paralympic Association (BPA) and UK Sport welcome the news of the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Dagenham 88 Runners were in action at various events at the weekend despite the coronavirus outbreak.

A group of nine Barking Road Runners took part in the Dartford half marathon on Sunday.

Dagenham 88 Runners had double reason to cheer at the Chingford League Cross-Country Relays.

Londoner Pardip Minhas will attempt to set a new Guinness World Record at the 2020 London Landmarks Half Marathon later this month.

Dagenham 88 Runners took on a couple of big challenges at the weekend as the London Marathon draws ever closer.

Andrew Wright of Dagenham 88 Runners completed the Phoenix Running Club AGM Marathon on Saturday.

ASICS London 10K has launched a brand new running initiative for children called the Weetabix Protein Youth Challenge.

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Sporting legends including Lord Sebastian Coe, Dame Kelly Holmes and Daley Thompson CBE will be amongst the VIPs present at the inaugural Sport Gives Back Awards next month.

Dagenham 88 Runners turned their attentions to the sixth round of the Chingford League at Victoria Park recently.

Dagenham 88 Runners took on more challenges, from 5k parkrun events to half marathons at the weekend.

Dagenham 88 Runners have been stepping up the pace in the early part of 2020 by competing at the Benfleet 15.

Barking Road Runners had an excellent turnout at the South Essex Cross-Country League meeting at One Tree Hill.

Dagenham’s Paul Grange ended 2019 on top of the world – M40 rankings for 800m that is.

Several Dagenham 88 Runners enjoyed success at the Essex Cross Country League in Basildon.

Members of Barking Roadrunners spent their New Year’s Day competing in several Parkruns across the local area.

Barking Road Runners enjoyed a busy festive period at various events.

Dagenham 88 Runners duo Andrew Wright and Alan Wicks took on the Phoenix Running Excalibur marathon recently.

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