Thursday, October 15, 2020

The Covid-19 lockdown has meant a challenging six months for running clubs with all races being cancelled and replaced by virtual marathons and half marathons.

Dagenham 88 Runners came together to run or walk 5k in Barking Park and make a donation to mental health charity Rethink to show their support on World Mental Health Day.

Several Barking Road Runners entered the virtual London Marathon Day run while the elite runners tackled a route around St James’s Park on Sunday.

This weekend saw 43,000 runners across the globe take on the 40th London Marathon.

The recent August Bank Holiday Monday should have been the inaugural Barking Road Runners’ Owen Phipps 5k race at Barking Park as part of the East London Five Interclub Series (ELVIS) of races between local clubs.

Barking Road Runners tackled the Havering City Scramble 10K and Bridge Aquathlon at the weekend with most races still being cancelled due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Barking Road Runners saw a seventh different winner in the final race of the handicap series.

Dagenham 88 Runners get back on track

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Dagenham 88 Runners held their first track training session last week, with eight members taking part.

Barking Road Runners take on Tad 5

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Barking Road Runners held their Tad 5 trail run at Hainault Country Park this week.

A group of Dagenham 88 Runners took on a special 12-hour challenge for one of their latest events.

Barking Road Runners took on more challenges recently, as their virtual 5k handicap took centre stage.

Dagenham 88 Runners took on the Spitfire Scramble course at the weekend.

Barking Road Runners saw 30 participants take on the fifth 5k handicap race in their popular series.

Dagenham 88 Runners took on a number of virtual events over the past week.

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.

Sports movies occupy a peculiar and often frankly unwatchable place in the annals of Hollywood history.

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.

East London Runners athlete planning a different kind of long-distance run

Marathon man is slowly recovering from a new challenge


Let’s get physical! One of the dangers of lockdown is to be lulled into laziness, watching too many box sets, and eating and drinking too much, but there is no excuse to not start exercising to get fit and stay healthy.

UK Government Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced extra measures to support workers and businesses throughout winter, including a furlough scheme extension paying 80 per cent of staff wages.

The way the UK does business with Europe changes from January 1, heralding a new start. All companies that trade with the EU need to act now to make sure they are set to go.

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