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PARA-SPORT ON A RAPID RISE

ED WARNER says the performances of athletes at the Rio Paralympics shows the sport is continuing to develop at pace, writes Stuart Weir.

The complexity of classifications within disability athletics means that there were 177 medal events in the Rio Paralympics, more than three times the number in the Olympic athletics programme.

While an athlete can only compete against those in the race, detractors say Paralympic medals are too easy to win. For instance, a significant number of events go straight to a final due to the small number of entrants, such as the T34 800m in which Hannah Cockcroft completed a set of three gold medals in the T34 category – a classification for athletes with cerebral palsy or similar neurological conditions.

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SPOTLIGHT 16 GREAT RUN LOCAL Fun and friendly 5km series 20 EA HALL OF FAME Volunteers and England legends to be honoured this month 22 WHERE ARE THEY NOW? We catch up with UK all-time 110m hurdles No.2 Tony Jarrett ACTION 26 GREAT SCOTTISH RUN Callum Hawkins wins with groundbreaking time in Glasgow 30 CARDIFF HALF Kenyans set event records TALKING POINT 24 GET FAST NOT THIN Ruth Sinclair warns fellow athletes of the dangers of eating disorders PERFORMANCE 36 Sports science news 38 Coach Insight – George Gandy 40 Picking the right running partner 42 Does hill running work for everyone? NEWS 6 Warner happy with para growth 8 Langford eager to bounce back 9 Brits among Euro award nominees 10 2016 progress spurs Dewi Griffiths 12 Superheroes run record in Cardiff RESULTS & FIXTURES 44 Results round-up 56 Previews for the ERRA Women’s 4-Stage and Men’s 6-Stage Road Relay Championships and Bank of America Chicago Marathon 57 What’s On – events coming up REGULARS 34 Young Athlete 61 Quiz – test your

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Editor’s Letter
THE athletics year is far from over, with some big
SPOTLIGHT
GREAT RUN LOCAL IS A GROWING NETWORK OF 2KM AND 5KM EVENTS, WRITES JASON HENDERSON
SOME LEGENDARY ENGLISH ATHLETES ARE POISED TO BE HONOURED LATER THIS MONTH
TONY JARRETT, GREATLY UNDERRATED DURING HIS CAREER, TELLS EMILY MOSS HOW HE HAS MOVED ON WITH HIS LIFE
ACTION
HOME FAVOURITE IMPRESSES AS HE MOVES BEHIND MO FARAH ON BRITISH ALL-TIME LIST
HAVING finished fifth in the women’s 10,000m Olympic race which
HE MIGHT not have landed the victory he was looking
NEW STAR VIOLA JEPCHUMBA CLOCKS 68 MINUTES AS DEWI GRIFFITHS IS THE TOP BRIT
TALKING POINT
RUTH SINCLAIR SHARES HER EXPERIENCES TO WARN OTHER YOUNG ATHLETES ABOUT BEING OBSESSED WITH WEIGHT
PERFORMANCE
WHEN your motivation is floundering, there is nobody like a
PACKING in the carbs is a key element of training
WEIGHT training carried out after a run could be compromised
FASTING when you have a fever and eating to speed
What: A complete post-training body wash sponge, no shower or
ESSENTIAL OILS – the kind commonly used in spa treatments
SOME OF THE COUNTRY’S TOP ATHLETES HAVE BEEN COACHED BY GEORGE GANDY OVER THE YEARS. HE CATCHES UP WITH EILISH McCOLGAN TO DISCUSS WHAT IT TAKES TO COACH AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL
DR JOSEPHINE PERRY RUNS THROUGH THE BENEFITS AND POTENTIAL PITFALLS OF TRAINING WITH COMPANY
HILL TRAINING IS WIDELY REGARDED AS AN ESSENTIAL COMPONENT OF WINTER TRAINING. BUT IS IT REALLY FOR EVERYONE, ASKS LARRY HANNON?
NEWS
CALLUM HAWKINS has again shown his quality, and now he’s
JESSICA ENNIS-HILL says she is “close” to making a decision
CALLUM HAWKINS has insisted he will only run for Great
KYLE LANGFORD says he’s ready to up his workload to
LAURA MUIR leads the nominees for the Scottish athlete of
SCOTTISH Athletics has won the ‘governing body of the year’
MO FARAH leads four British nominees for the 2016 European
YELENA ISINBAYEVA has vowed to restore Russia’s athletics federation back
EUROPEAN Athletics president Svein Arne Hansen says the governing body
BIRMINGHAM has entered the running to host the 2026 Commonwealth
DOUBLE Olympian Tom Pukstys will be hosting a javelin masterclass
THE FORMER president of Brighton & Hove AC, Mike Langmaid,
THE 24th year of the Northwood Academy of Hurdles opens
WELSH distance runner Dewi Griffiths says he’s using the motivation
TOM BOSWORTH was presented with a trophy by the Race
BRITISH international distance runner Mike Kallenberg is the new world
OLYMPIC gold medal-winning hockey player Lily Owsley is the latest
RESULTS & FIXTURES
LAST weekend was the busiest this season for marathons in
FESTIVAL OF WALKING (Inc RWA 50km CHAMPIONSHIP & NIHILL SHIELD),
Overall (Course A, 27.5km/655m): 1 R Grantham (Pens, M40) 1:58:07;
TOP TEAMS COME TOGETHER AFTER AREA ROAD RELAYS
7.15am – Trail Session – runners and teams tackle mountains,
BANK OF AMERICA CHICAGO MARATHON, OCTOBER 9
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REGULARS
EMILY MOSS PROFILES ONE OF THE COUNTRY’S TOP UNDER-17 SPRINT HURDLERS, TRE THOMAS
WELCOME to another in a regular series of quizzes and competitions for athletics trivia-lovers. This week’s quiz focuses on the equivalent issue 40 years ago
SPENBOROUGH RUNNER HAS AMAZING STREAK OF PBS
ROB YOUNG’s controversial attempt to break the record for running
JO PAVEY and Chris Thompson enjoyed a day as athletics
FEATURE
IT’S THAT time of year again, when the leaves start
Andrew Butchart tells Euan Crumley why learning his craft off-road laid a foundation which is taking him right to the top of his sport
SPECIAL REPORT
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TRAINING
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HOME RUN
ALEX DONALD, assistant race director of the British Athletics Cardiff Cross Challenge, on why an event organiser’s work is never really done