Tag Archive: Denise Bates

Jun 11 2017

Sierra Leone Marathon – May 2017

Even at 4 AM at the start of the rainy season, the air that hangs in the sky above Makeni feels as though it has come from a blast furnace and then been wrapped up in damp sheep’s wool. The impassioned, fretful speech delivered by the twelve-year-old chief medical operative in the sweaty dark fifteen …

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Sep 11 2016

The Bacchus Races – September 2016

For six years now, Events to Live have been staging events in and around the Mole Valley that have effectively served as opportunities for the women and men of Barnes to showcase the solid expertise they have acquired in taking on – and indeed triumphing over – drunk obese people wearing cumbersome fancy dress. Meniscal …

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Sep 15 2015

How do you win a half-marathon?

By far the most widespread approach involves training. Most elite athletes will focus on mechanistic goals, and will follow appropriate running training programmes to develop specific muscle groups and enhance cardiovascular strength, the aim being to “peak” at a particular time for a particular event or race. Over the last 30 years or so, considerable …

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Nov 27 2014

Barnes Runners is a cross country club

In late July 2014, sports documentary film maker Benjamin Hirsch met Treasurer Denise Bates in Richmond Park. The encounter was filmed.

Mar 03 2012

Sunday 4 March 2012

With only 302 days remaining until the end of the year and the number of Sunday runs before Christmas dwindling fast, Jenni Cunniffe will be serving as wrangler-in-chief for the usual first-Sunday-of-the-month Richmond Park endeavour. Runners wishing to cover a distance of 11.67 km amid a cornucopia of deer and a cacophony of the middle …

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