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Dave Clarke – Three races that made me

Sitting down with Dave Clarke, it’s almost impossible to distill a 20-year-long career into a few thousand words. 12 appearances at the World Cross-Country, three National XC titles and two decades racing the best in Europe, here’s our attempt; three races that made me. World Cross-Country Championships 1983 Riverside Park, Gateshead, 20th March 1983. Green … Continue reading Dave Clarke – Three races that made me

The Wallsend Harrier making a green and gold splash – Sam Charlton

Once again on Parliament Hill, amongst a sea of familiar vests, one made its way to the front. The green and gold of Wallsend, a distinctive undershirt beneath and a 20-year-old quickly making his mark. Sam Charlton has established himself as one of Britain’s most exciting prospects, winning English Schools, Inter County and National titles … Continue reading The Wallsend Harrier making a green and gold splash – Sam Charlton

“What excites you the most leads to the best performances” – Matt Leach

Matt Leach speaks to me from across the Atlantic, fitting in an hour or so conversation around 100 weekly miles and life as a software engineer at Google. It’s quickly apparent he’s an intelligent man but with his athletics there’s a side of the old romantic.   You’d be forgiven for thinking Leach is a … Continue reading “What excites you the most leads to the best performances” – Matt Leach

Millrose Games 2022 Preview

Josh Kerr’s quest for World Championship gold begins this Saturday over the mile at the Millrose Games, where he will face a star-studded field. The Scotsman, fresh from Tokyo bronze, faces an Olympic final re-run against 11th placer Ollie Hoare, as well as the challenge of a developing Hobbs Kessler. With Craig Engels and Clayton … Continue reading Millrose Games 2022 Preview

“The only way you build consistency is being a step back” – Kris Jones and a summer of twin ambitions.

Kris Jones raced at the weekend in the Scottish Inter-District. He won, perhaps no great shock to many neutral observer but it was significant nonetheless. Kris hasn’t raced since last summer’s Olympic 10,000m trials. That day in June the Welshman ran 28.23.50, fifth Brit and crucially well under the Commonwealth Games standard. Since fast 10,000 … Continue reading “The only way you build consistency is being a step back” – Kris Jones and a summer of twin ambitions.

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