Connor Craig-Jackson

Connor Craig-Jackson

Grace Brock: 17-years-old, self-coached and full of motivation

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22/10/2018 by Connor Craig-Jackson

Inter-Counties cross country champion Grace Brock is a driven young athlete with a lot on her mind. Between being self-coached, winning cross country titles and grabbing a world under-18 10K lead “for fun”, the 17-year-old has also been visiting multiple American universities this year as she pursue … Read more


Kenenisa Bekele winning 10000m world title in Berlin. Andre Zehetbauer via Flickr.

Throwback Thursday: The day Kenenisa Bekele became a true legend

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17/10/2018 by Connor Craig-Jackson

It was the night that Kenenisa Bekele had officially sealed his place in distance running royalty. A night that the multiple world record holder proved beyond doubt that he was truly the best in the world. When Bekele went to Beijing ten years ago and stormed to two Olympic golds and two Olympic rec … Read more


Keeping track: Monday news column 15th October

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15/10/2018 by Connor Craig-Jackson

Each Monday we take a look back at some of the athletics news that you may have missed over the weekend. This week we talk marathon wins, R&B singles, expectant mothers, British Athletics Cross Challenge starts, two-goals for Usain Bolt and more. SUPERMUMS The ‘supermums’ just keep on making wav … Read more


Yokohama Stadium. Picture: Emran Kassim via Flickr

Yokohama selected to host the 2019 World Relays Championships

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15/10/2018 by Connor Craig-Jackson

The stage has now been fully set for the 2019 IAAF World Relays, with Yokohama, Japan now chosen as the host city after the Bahamas dropped out for financial reasons. This latest development now sees Japan hosting two international competitions in a row, with the World Relays on 11-12th May falling … Read more


European U23 bronze medalist Jess Judd stars in the senior women's race. Picture: AdamKR via Flickr

The cross country season returns with the Cardiff Cross Challenge

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12/10/2018 by Connor Craig-Jackson

Same places, same faces, but new possibilities. The cross country season once again gets underway this Saturday at Llandaff Fields in Cardiff with the first race of the 2018-19 British Athletics Cross Challenge. Last year’s senior male cross challenge winner Mahamed Mahamed once again looks to kick … Read more


Throwback Thursday: When ageless Kim Collins conquered the world

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11/10/2018 by Connor Craig-Jackson

It seems only fitting that even Kim Collins’ eventual retirement process lasted longer than everyone first thought. The 42-year-old had been in the sport for as long as anyone could remember, appearing in an astonishing five Olympic Games and eleven World Championships. Then, in March 2018, after bo … Read more


Rory Leonard: From unknown to unstoppable

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11/10/2018 by Connor Craig-Jackson

Charging through the mud, pushing through the pain and in the heat of the battle, Rory Leonard found himself having the time of his life. When he made the trip to Liverpool for a seemingly routine British Athletics Cross Challenge race, Rory was merely one of the also-rans of the under-17 age group, … Read more


Stock Cross Country XC photo. Runnerspace library.

Watch the ERRA National Road Relays live on RunJumpThrow!

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04/10/2018 by Connor Craig-Jackson

After emerging victorious in the Midland Road Relays, Birchfield Harriers will look to take two titles home from Sutton on Saturday as with their men’s six stage and women’s four stage teams head to the National Road Relay Championships in strong form. Jordan international runner Tamara Armoush (bel … Read more


Murray's achievements made her one of Scotland's greatest ever sporting stars. Picture: Edinburgh AC via Flickr

Throwback Thursday: Yvonne Murray and “the finest hour in the history of Scottish Athletics”

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04/10/2018 by Connor Craig-Jackson

There were tears, there were cheers, it was a moment for the years. As Scottish Athletics icon Yvonne Murray celebrates her 54th birthday, few can deny that her most iconic moment came at the European Championships 3000m final in 1990. At that point Scotland were on a significant high. Despite the a … Read more


Florence Griffith Joyner at New York Madame Tussauds. Photo: InSaphoWeTrust via Flickr.

Throwback Thursday: A world record destined for purgatory?

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27/09/2018 by Connor Craig-Jackson

Never truly caught, but never truly cleared, Florence ‘Flo Jo’ Griffith Joyner still inspires adulation as well as suspicion 30 years on from her spectacular 100m and 200m world records. In those 30 years, her record breaking 21.34 time over the longer sprint has led a largely unscathed life. US spr … Read more