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School sport: Long Clawson pupils claim area cross country crown

Long Clawson Primary School’s cross country team continued their impressive form with a triple team success at Hose.

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Hundreds ready to brave The Belvoir Challenge this weekend

It is likely to be very muddy, cold and wet on Saturday morning but hundreds of competitors will still have a great time splashing their way around the undulating countryside in this year’s edition of The Belvoir Challenge.

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Queniborough Stomp returns - and it’s open to everyone

The family-friendly Queniborough Stomp cross-country race returns on Saturday, March 10 for its annual outing.

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Claire Lomas at Old Trafford Cricket Ground during a promotional event for the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon which she is taking part in EMN-180213-113117001

Inspirational Claire aims to beat her marathon best in Manchester

Six years after she made headlines around the world by walking 26 miles in a special robotic suit, paralysed Claire Lomas is preparing to take on her second marathon.

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Wreake Valley fun run series returns this spring

Frisby Fun Run returns again for its eighth year alongside Queniborough and Thrussington Fun Runs, as part of the Mini Fun Run Series.

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Beetham wins Gaddesby Gallop in record field

A record field of 195 runners took on the stiles and dew pond of the annual Gaddesby Gallop cross country challenge.

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Runners set for 2017 Gaddesby Gallop

The popular Gaddesby Gallop is set to return in its traditional pre-Christmas slot.

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Paralympic champion Sophie Hahn to make Commonwealth Games debut.

Sprint star Sophie Hahn has been named in the England para-athletics squad for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

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Frisby and Sherard take school cross country honours

Frisby Primary School once again succeeded at the Leicestershire Primary Schools Cross Country Championships with two trophies and a host of individual medals in the small schools category.

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Archbishop of Canterbury drops by at Melton schools athletics event

Brooksby Melton College hosted an exciting day of track and field events for the annual Melton and Belvoir School Games Sportshall Athletics.

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Cross country: Stilton Striders double up at Prestwold Hall

The second round of the Derby Runner Cross Country Series was practically on home ground for the Stilton Striders after a last-minute switch from Markfield to Prestwold Hall.

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Sophie Hahn holds all of the major international T38 100m titles as European, world and Paralympic champion EMN-170111-112542002

Sophie Hahn classification claims ‘baseless’ and ‘distressing’

Claims that Paralympic and world sprint champion Sophie Hahn has been competing in the wrong category have been described as ‘baseless’ and ‘distressing’.

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Belvoir Clockback 10k: Matharu crowned first winner

Dry terrain and kind conditions helped bring out a healthy field of runners for the inaugural Belvoir Clockback 10k on Sunday.

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From left, Striders Michael Atton, Katie Hateley, John Houghton and Paul Geeson after completing the testing course EMN-171024-160536002

Stilton Striders conquer Peak District challenge

Last weekend a quartet of Stilton Striders travelled to Derbyshire to tackle the Windgatherer Fell Race.

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Stilton Strider claims county bronze medal at Leicester Half-Marathon

Melton runner Natalie Teece took home a bronze medal after a brilliant third place at the Leicester Half-Marathon on Sunday.

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From left, middle distance medals for Caleb Stephenson, Lloyd Buck and Hannah Reid EMN-170410-171344002

Louth AC juniors toast success at final track meet

Personal bests were smashed as Louth Athletics Club juniors competed at a popular end-of-season track and field match.

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Natalie Teece was 11th overall and first lady home at Rutland Half EMN-170920-093805002

Stilton Strider Natalie tops ladies’ field at Rutland Half-Marathon

A group of Stilton Striders travelled to Rutland for the Rutland Half and full marathon last weekend.

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Father and daughter of Claire Lomas do her proud at the Great North Run

Inspirational fundraiser Claire Lomas is beaming with pride after her father and daughter took centre stage for a change to raise thousands of pounds for charity at yesterday’s (Sunday’s) Great North Run.

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Stilton Strider Katie Hateley receives her Vet 40 trophy from Roy Hattersley after the Great Longstone Chase. EMN-170409-171842002

Katie sets the pace in Derbyshire fell run

It’s not uncommon to see a Stilton Striders vest on the Derbyshire Fells these days.

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BREAKING: Britain's top athletes announced for #teamparkrun events UK wide from 9am today - August 19

On you marks, gets set....for YOUR chance to join National Lottery-funded athletes including Olympic and Paralympic stars just revealed for the #teamparkrun 5k events UK wide today - Saturday,- August 19.
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