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Thursday, July 23, 2020

Havering Athletic Club were sad to report that long-standing life member Dave Holland passed away suddenly on July 14, aged 76.

Havering’s women had to settle for the runners-up spot in the virtual Essex 6 & 12 Stage Relay over the weekend.

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.

Harold Wood Running Club members took on contrasting challenges at the weekend.

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.

Havering Athletic Club have got the go-ahead to restart training at Hornchurch Stadium from Monday (June 22).

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.

Havering 90 Joggers celebrated their 30th anniversary at the weekend, but not as originally planned.

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.

Havering athletes excelled at the Essex Clubs Virtual Mile challenge organised by Chelmsford AC last week.

Harold Wood Running Club members took part in a special rainbow-themed virtual relay during the Bank Holiday weekend.

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.

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.

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.

Harold Wood Running Club was founded in 2013 and has developed into a group of more than 160 members.

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.

Ellie Wakeling said getting the call-up for the Great Britain women’s squad for the World Championships was ‘a really proud moment’.

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

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.

Havering’s two-time champion senior men bagged bronze at the Essex Road Relays in Colchester on Saturday.

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