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EASTENDERS STARS LEAD CELEBRITY RUNNERS AT THE 2019 VIRGIN MONEY LONDON MARATHON

19 March 2019

Eight EastEnders actors – running for their friend and former cast member Dame Barbara Windsor – lead the list of famous faces preparing to run the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 28 April.

Emma Barton, Jamie Borthwick, Natalie Cassidy, Tanya Franks, Kellie Shirley, Jane Slaughter, Jake Wood and Adam Woodyatt will join Barbara Windsor’s husband Scott Mitchell and form


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LONDON CALLING

by Michelle Carnegie - 19 March 2019

She has run 10 Two Oceans Ultra’s, 8 Comrades Marathons and over 50 standard marathons and ultras. But one thing Kim van Niekerk has never done is run an international marathon. Now this 49-year-old Gauteng resident has decided 2019 is the year to take on the Virgin Money London Marathon. After all, it is the year in which she turns 50.
 
Together with husband Gavin (55) the Dowerglen bas


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SANDES TAKES 1ST PLACE AT ADDO 76KM ULTRA

18 March 2019

SA trail runner, Ryan Sandes, took first place at the 2019 Addo Elephant 76km Ultra Trail run in a time of 6hours 56minutes, just over a minute over his 2017 course record. French runner, Aurelien Collet took 2nd place. 
 
“Great to run the Addo Elephant 76km today, the race always has an amazing vibe and it’s really cool to be able to run at home. Two years ago


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SPAR GRAND PRIX TURNS 13 AND GROWS IN STATURE

14 March 2019

The SPAR Women’s 10km Challenge Grand Prix is becoming one of the most important athletics brands not only in South Africa but Africa. As it has grown in stature, it has achieved international status and is a now a major player in the development of women’s athletics in South Africa.
 
In 1992, the SPAR Group launched the first Women’s Challenge in Durban, as a way to get all


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RUNNING THE LONDON MARATHON TO HELP TRANSFORM LIVES

by Michelle Carnegie - 13 March 2019

A South African couple living and working in London will be running the Virgin Money London Marathon next month, aiming to raise close to R80 000 in aid of a charity close to their heart.
 
With a little over six weeks to the big day Kerryn Trim and husband Michael Koshiaris, both born in Johannesburg but currently living in Chelmsford, have already managed to raise more than 50% of their targe


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2019 COMRADES MARATHON SUBSTITUTION PROCESS IN FULL SWING

13 March 2019

Nearly 300 successful substitution applications have been processed since the official Comrades Marathon Substitution Process opened two weeks ago. The Comrades Marathon Association’s Race Director, Rowyn James has confirmed the number, saying, “This is good news as many aspirant Comrades Marathon runners who were unable to secure a spot during the official entry process can now be part of The Ultimat

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CELEBRATION OF RUNNING AT LONDON'S COMMUNITY HALF MARATHON

11 March 2019

More than 13,300 runners took to the streets of London today in the second edition of The Vitality Big Half, London’s community half marathon.

Sir Mo Farah made it back-to-back victories at The Vitality Big Half as he outkicked Bashir Abdi (Belgium) and Daniel Wanjiru (Kenya) to take the win in a thrilling sprint finish. Charlotte Purdue also successfully defended her title, winning ahead of


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SIR MO FARAH OUTSPRINTS COMPETITION TO DEFEND VITALITY BIG HALF TITLE

10 March 2019

Sir Mo Farah made it back-to-back victories at The Vitality Big Half as he outkicked Bashir Abdi (Belgium) and Daniel Wanjiru (Kenya) to take the win in a thrilling sprint finish as he prepares for the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon.

In windy conditions, Farah clocked a time of 61 minutes and 14 seconds, which proved too much for training partner Abdi and former Virgin Money London Marathon cham


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HOW TO WATCH SIR MO FARAH IN THE VITALITY BIG HALF

08 March 2019

The Vitality Big Half takes place on Sunday 10 March and live coverage of Sir Mo Farah taking on some of the biggest names in distance running can be accessed in the following ways:

BBC Red Button and Online: 0845 -1220
BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra: 0855 - 1100
BBC Radio London: 0855 - 1200
twitter.com/OfficialBigHalf: 0845 -1220
facebook.com/OfficialBigHalf: 0845 -1220
 
‚ÄčThe Vitalit


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CELEBRATING HALF A CENTURY BY RUNNING THE LONDON MARATHON

by Michelle Carnegie - 06 March 2019

Turning 50 years old is a momentous occasion in the lives of most people, and many celebrate it with a big birthday bash. But a Gauteng mom of four, who not too long ago vowed she would ‘never ever’ run, is planning on celebrating this epic milestone in her life by tackling the Virgin Money London Marathon next month.
 
In fact, Chiovonne Figueiredo is celebrating more than just tur


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