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Wakefield Thornes Parkrun celebrates International Women’s Day by encouraging women to take part in running.

Wakefield Thornes Parkrun celebrates International Women’s Day by encouraging women to take part in running.

By Jacob Shillam. To celebrate International Women’s Day Parkrun have teamed up with ThisGirlCan to encourage more women to take part in Parkrun. According to statistics published by Sport England women make up 52% of registered parkrunners, but only account for 44% of completed parkruns. In an effort to combat the disproportion between male and female parkrunners, Parkrun have urged […]

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Yorkshire runner is one race away from running 100 marathons before she turns 80

Yorkshire runner is one race away from running 100 marathons before she turns 80

By Alice Young A 78-year-old woman from Rawdon is now just one marathon short of completing her challenge of running 100 marathons before her 80th birthday. Hilary Wharam, who runs with the Horsforth Harriers, ran her 99th marathon this November – she said she asked for special permission to start the race early so as not to keep the race […]

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Yorkshire: Bingley runners take part in global Advent running challenge this Christmas

Yorkshire: Bingley runners take part in global Advent running challenge this Christmas

By Alice Young Runners from Bingley’s Trail Snails are taking part in an Advent running challenge in aid of Mind. The global, virtual event, Run Up to Christmas, encourages people to run as many miles as they can before Christmas. Kevin Betts, co-founder of RU2C, said: “People do it to be social, to support others and do something different. “Running […]

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