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On Thursday evening Coach Urban headed east to meet the Dagenham 88 Runners at the Jim Peters Stadium. The ‘Daggers’ are a social and fun loving running community based around the catchment area of Barking and Dagenham. For the last couple of weeks more and more Daggers got involved taking part in training on the   Read More …

The Standard Chartered Running Club wanted to do well in this year’s Standard Chartered Great City Race. The Great City Race is corporate running event around the City of London. Every year, thousands of runners set themselves a challenge to complete the 5k course as fast as possible. The winners of the events have the   Read More …

“The Way of the Runner – A journey into the fabled world of Japanese running” is Adharanand Finn’s second book after the much celebrated “Running with the Kenyans – Discovering The Secrets Of The Fastest People On Earth”. Finn sets out for a new adventure to better himself as a runner and explore what running   Read More …

In February I received a message via the RunUrban website from Airia Running enquiring if I would be willing to try out their new Airia One Running Shoe. Not having previously come across Airia I was intrigued to find out more and I looked up the Airia Running Company website. I agreed to give their   Read More …

Dear Athletes, coachees, runners and friends, This is a short message to wish all runners, their families and friends a very happy Christmas and successful New Year. I wish you a successful, injury free running season and may 2015 be your best ever year running wise. Looking back, 2014 has been a very successful and   Read More …

A gift voucher for a coached 1:1 running session is an ideal Christmas present for a passionate runner who would value the guidance from an experienced running coach. Depending on your needs RunUrban can help. RunUrban provide the following 1:1 Running Coaching gift vouchers: 1:1 Running Coaching for 1 Months / Value £35 1:1 Running   Read More …

10 qualified Run England Group Leaders and Coaching Assistants attended the England Athletics Run Leaders Forum on “Warm-Up/Cool-Down ideas and form drills”. The Run Leaders forum was organised by England Athletics, attended by Leaders in Running Fitness (LiRF) and Coaching Assistants (CA) across the Essex and Hertfordshire region and delivered by Endurance Running Coach Urban.   Read More …

Runners, Athletes – I would like to thank all of you who supported me and made a contribution towards the Shoe4Africa Children’s Hospital. Thanks to your generous donations I have now reached and exceeded my fundraising target for 2014 of $5,000. As of November $5,273.10 has been raised towards the Shoe4Africa Children’s hospital. The building   Read More …

On a warm, sunny autumn morning of September, 28th, 10 runners coached by RunUrban took part in the 41. Berlin Marathon. The runners consisted of a group of MBA students from the Quadriga University in Berlin and runners from London. Back in December 2013, a number of students decided to run the Berlin marathon. One   Read More …

In his highly-anticipated debut over the 26.2 miles Mo Farah crossed the finish line in 8th place in a time of 2:08:21. Mo set a new English marathon record and completed the London course 12 seconds faster than Charlie Spedding’s 2:08:33 performance in the 1985 London marathon. Steve Jones’ British marathon record of 2:07:13, set   Read More …