Athletics

Athletics

Southsea parkrun: Mindaugas leads the way

Mindaugas Sasnauskas set a fast pace at Southsea parkrun on Saturday with a new personal best time of 16min 42sec.

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Some of the 1,154 runners taking part in the 1984 Great Butser Run

THIS WEEK IN 1984: Run for the hills – Greg takes record

Top Portsmouth athlete Greg Butcher won the seventh Great Butser Run in record time.

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Jacob Nelson broke the City of Portsmouth club record. Picture: Paul Smith

Sprinter Nelson breaks long-standing City club record

THE fast progress for City of Portsmouth sprinter Jacob Nelson was highlighted with a memorable performance at Bedford in the England Championships.

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Pete Abrahams finished first on Saturday at Lee parkrun

Abrahams flying high with fast show at Lee-on-the-Solent parkrun

On Saturday 328 people ran, jogged and walked the course at Lee-on-the-Solent parkrun, with 28 first timers and 46 recorded new personal bests.

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Samantha Blackledge. Picture: Keith Woodland

Nice double for Joggers with superb best times

There were 59 recorded new personal bests as 246 people ran, jogged and walked the course, including 29 first timers at Portsmouth Lakeside parkrun.

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Sir Mo Farah after winning the men's elite race during the Great North Run. Picture: PA

Mo makes history as he wins fourth Great North Run

Sir Mo Farah made history once again on Sunday September 10 as he won his fourth successive Great North Run title.

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Rachel Fair, of Portsmouth Triathletes, was a winner in the Portsmouth Triathlon last year. Picture: Neil Marshall

Southsea set to host bigger and better Portsmouth Triathlon

GET ready for a good show on Sunday as the Portsmouth Triathlon returns to Southsea.

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Pompey Joggers at the Overton 5

Ahoy there! Phil’s fast start for Joggers

PHIL HOY led the way for Portsmouth Joggers in the Overton 5 – the first race of the new Hampshire Road Race League season.

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Getting ready for the Great South Run last year    Picture: Malcolm Wells (151025-0198)

Simplyhealth Great South Run stat attack

DID you know that those taking part in the Simplyhealth Great South Run will run the equivalent of 10 times around the circumference of the Earth?

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Alex Teuten

Alex regains his Queen Elizabeth parkrun course record

Alex Teuten finished in first place at Queen Elizabeth parkrun with a new course record of 16min 11sec on Saturday.

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The Easton family at Portsmouth Lakeside parkrun on Saturday. Picture: Keith Woodland (171009-0004)

Golden family occasion at Portsmouth Lakeside parkrun

It was a golden family occasion as Richard and Therese Easton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary by completing their first parkruns together on Saturday.

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Jo Pavey

History of the Simplyhealth Great South Run

The Simplyhealth Great South Run is Europe’s most popular 10-mile race and started life in Southampton back in 1990 before moving just a few miles along the M27 to Portsmouth 12 months later.

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Mo Farah

How would your time compare to the winners?

Want to know how your expected Simplyhealth Great South Run time compares to those run by the top athletes down the years?

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Shaun Newton finishes Havant parkrun. Picture: Keith Woodland

Havant parkrun: Newton continues his strong run

On Saturday 258 people ran, jogged and walked the course at Havant parkrun.

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Lachlan Wellington could still defend his crown

Wellington still in hunt for Lakeside 5k glory

THE final race of the Lakeside 5k Series takes place tonight (7.15pm).

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Club runners will do battle at Lakeside again. Picture: Malcolm Wells

Clubs to do battle in Lakeside Road Relays

CLUBS are gearing up for the Lakeside Road Relays on Sunday, September 10 at Lakeside North Harbour.

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Are you a ‘lover’ or a ‘hater’?

Are you a ‘lover’ or a ‘hater’?

THE words people use of Facebook give clues to their religious beliefs - or lack of them - according to new research.

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Adam Akehurst on his way to pole vault success. Picture: Paul Smith

City flying high as BAL match win signals exciting future

A SUPERB show from City of Portsmouth saw them win their final British Athletics League division four meeting of the season.

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Runners stream past HMS Victory in the Historic Dockyard

Simplyhealth Great South Run

Read the inspiring stories behind this year's Simplyhealth Great South Run and find out all about the world’s leading 10-mile running event.

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