Marathon man keeps Hackney hospice running

8 Oct , 2015  

A 59-year-old business owner has run 20 consecutive London Marathons, raising more than £80,000 for a Hackney hospice. Jim Martin started running the marathon at the age of 39 for St Joseph’s Hospice, Victoria, after his mother-in-law died there. It took him a number of years to secure a ballot place, but describes himself as […]

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An image of running shoes in a marathon.


Hackney’s best running routes

26 Mar , 2015  

With the Hackney Half Marathon getting ever closer, it’s time to get into training, but it can be hard to motivate yourself when you’re competing for pavement space with curmudgeonly commuters who are late for the 08:47 to Crawley. We know you love running over here at the Hackney Post, so we decided to check out three […]

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Where's Wally fun run


Bunch of Wallys go for a run

18 Mar , 2014  

Over 1,200 people took part in the second annual ‘Where’s Wally?’ fun run in Victoria Park on Sunday, raising over £67,000 for the National Literacy Trust. The runners set off at 11am under bright sunshine and warm temperatures, with two thirds opting to run the 10K race, with the running the 5K distance. Amongst the 5K […]

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Still from 'The Runners' film


Victoria Park video goes viral

1 Dec , 2013  

A documentary about runners in Victoria Park has become a global hit.

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