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VIDEO: On your marks to join Britain's top athletes in #teamparkrun events on August 19

On you marks, gets set....for YOUR chance to join National Lottery-funded athletes including Olympic and Paralympic superstars taking part in #teamparkrun 5k events all over the UK on August 19.

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Sunshine gave way to persistent heavy rain as the Pork Pie Plodders took on the 24-hour challenge EMN-170725-161745002

Pork Pie Plodders face quagmire at 24-hour challenge

A team of five Pork Pie Plodders travelled to Derbyshire last weekend to take part in the Conti 24-hour Thunder Run.

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Sophie Hahn holds all of the major international T38 100m titles as European, world and Paralympic champion EMN-170726-153254002

Sprint queen Sophie Hahn scorches to third world title

Sprinting star Sophie Hahn wrapped her most successful international games with 100m gold at the World Para Athletics Championships on Saturday evening.

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RunFit helping to keep all ages fitter

RunFit Melton and Belvoir was formed in October 2016 to provide running and fitness opportunities for the whole family.

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Striders scale Scafell on high trail run

Members of Stilton Striders Running Club completed England’s highest trail Marathon on Sunday, July 9.

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super sophie is golden girl

Sprint sensation Sophie Hahn set the world alight on Saturday when she stormed to the gold medal in the women’s T38 200 metres at the World Para Athletics Championships in London.

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Race winner Phil Martin (680) and Jason Barton (620) get out in front as the race heads out of Whissendine EMN-171107-175821002

TV presenter Ben Shephard joins huge Whissedine 6ix field

Whissendine 6ix organisers hailed this year’s edition as one of their biggest-ever as more than 300 runners and walkers entered the Friday night race.

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Martyn Rooney ran a relay leg on Ratcliffes new track EMN-170707-165243002

British athletics star Rooney opens Ratcliffe College track

Olympic runner Martyn Rooney dropped in at Ratcliffe College to officially open their new athletics track last week.

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Stilton Striders perform at county’s ‘toughest race’

A large group of Stilton Striders made the trip for the latest round of the Leicester Road Running League summer series; the Hungarton 7.

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Stilton Strider secures podium spot at Grimsthorpe Castle Half-Marathon

Stilton Strider Stuart Shaw travelled to Lincolnshire on Sunday for the Grimsthorpe Castle half-marathon, an undulating trail race around the grounds of the castle.

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Alanah with dad Ian on her first ParkRun EMN-170629-123336002

Four-year-old Alanah joins the Melton ParkRun community

Alanah Drage became Melton ParkRun’s youngest runner when she completed her first circuit of the country park on her fourth birthday.

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Jason Barton (200) and Luke Eggleston (306) lead the field at last year's Whissendine 6ix EMN-170622-113915002

Get set for Whissendine 6ix

The Whissendine 6ix road race returns for its annual instalment on Friday, July 7 (7.30pm).

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Stilton Strider retains Road2Recovery crown

Jason Barton retained his title at the second Road2Recovery Half-Marathon at Eye Kettleby Lakes on Sunday.

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Several Striders dressed as Where;s Wally for the race EMN-170621-102600002

Road2Recovery Half-Marathon cut short as temperatures soar

Runners felt the heat on Sunday as the Road2Recovery Half-Marathon sweltered on the hottest day of the year.

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Luke Eggleston with his runners-up trophy at the Beacon Solstice EMN-170620-184032002

Stilton Strider Luke shines at Beacon Solstice

A large group of Stilton Striders raced in the Beacon Solstice, a five-mile trail race around Beacon Hill Country Park.

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Mari Smith clocks 800m PB in Birchfield Harriers win

Frisby middle-distance runner Mari Smith continued her excellent start to the track season by clocking a new 800m personal best.

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Nick leads Stilton Striders home in county league

A small group of Stilton Striders joined 683 runners for the third leg of the Leicestershire Road Running Summer League.

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Sophie Hahn shocked by latest world record at Loughborough

Sprint superstar Sophie Hahn warmed up for the world championships in sensational style by smashing her own world record.

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Teece and Glover head Stilton Striders at Gaddesby 7

A large group of Stilton Striders had a short journey to make for the second race of the Leicestershire Road Running League Summer Series, the Gaddesby 7.

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Mari Smith (left) at last year's BUCS Championships with Steph Pennycock (right) who took bronze for the second year running EMN-170517-143514002

Mari Smith claims British Universities 1500m title

Middle-distance runner Mari Smith secured one of the best victories of her career to claim a prestigious British title.

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