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All You Must Know About Airsoft

An important consideration: Airsoft is not officially recognized as an extreme sport. There are no institutionally established professional teams to represent your nation or locality. However, this does not prevent thousands of people from taking this practice in a very professional way. So it is very common to find teams that conduct training sessions, design […]

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ALFRED SHRUBB

ALFRED SHRUBB In Bowmanville there lived a manOf sporting fame and world renownWho shattered records as he ranAt Stamford Bridge and London Town.No greater athlete ever seenHad earned a record breaking fameFrom two miles upwards to fifteenAll records bore this athlete’s name. At every meet-at every clubWhenever sporting men would meetThey spoke in awe of […]

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British Cross Country Born

Shrubb blazed the trail for British cross countryBy David Powell, Athletics CorrespondentTHE British trials for the World Cross Country Championships take place in Nottingham tomorrow in the certain knowledge there will never be another Alfred Shrubb. This winter marks the hundredth anniversary of the first International Championship, the forerunner of the World Championships, and the […]

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Breathless at Ibrox Park!

ONE HUNDRED years ago, a wiry little runner called Alfred Shrubb travelled to Glasgow and recorded one of the most remarkable feats in athletics. Performing at Ibrox Park on Guy Fawkes’ day in 1904 and aiming to set a world record for 10 miles, the finest distance runner of his generation smashed seven world bests, […]

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Brit Who Beat The Clock

Fact and fiction often become blurred in sporting tales of yesteryear, but today is the ideal opportunity to pay due homage, exactly 100 years after the event, to one of the greatest individual runs from a British athlete. Chances are you have never heard of Alf Shrubb, but it is never too late to recognise […]

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A Perfect Shrubb

The Little Wonder: The Untold Story of Alfred Shrubb, World Champion Runner(by Rob Hadgraft, Desert Island Books http://www.desertislandbooks.com)   Alfred Shrubb is a name few runners know, yet in running history he ranks close to Paavo Nurmi and Emil Zaptopek. Like them, he pioneered new levels of hard training, and thus transformed competitive standards. In the […]

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In the Footsteps of a Legend

Here we reproduce an article from Running Room Magazine (July/August 2003 issue), which followed the very first staging of the Alfie Shrubb 8k Museum 8k road race at Bowmanville, Ontario. It was written by Shrubb’s biographer Rob Hadgraft, who took part in the race himself. THE legendary Alfred Shrubb began lapping the celestial running track […]

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