Alice Photo: Alice Leake at JK2018, by Wendy Carlyle.

This post contains links to several stories On The Red Line has noticed over the weekend. By the way if you are a user of Twitter we now are too. We will tweet when we publish major news items.

Athletics Weekly reports on the English Road Running Association's National Relays.

The 6-stage Women's race was won by Leeds City AC including Alice Leake (fastest runner on leg 5). The 12-stage Men’s race was won by Tonbridge - with Swansea Harriers including Kris Jones (fastest runner on leg 9) third.

Women's results.

Men's results.

The IOF has a story on the third format sprint testing. The comments of Elena Roos (SUI) and Jonas Leandersson (SWE) (who won the WOC 2015 Sprint in Scotland) on the three types of forking (still being debated) are definitely worth reading.

The runningcoach website has a story about Marc Lauenstein's trail running. Marc is a Swiss dentist and won three World Champs medals in orienteering over ten years ago. Marc's WOC record.

Of course it's not so unusual for orienteers to do well when they crossover to cross-country, fell-running and so on. GB Squad members Graham Gristwood and Hector Haines did little international orienteering in 2017 as they gave priority to, respectively, mountain running and sky running (both "at a high level" of course.)

The injured Graham Gristwood will be commentating with Boris Granovskiy on TioMila the weekend after next. Boris and Mark Nixon (who is not available this year) did a great job last year. Graham was in the audience with On The Red Line at last year's World Champs Sprint Relay (our currently featured video) and was impressively quick to forecast the significance of the forest forking. Boris and Graham will be good company throughout the competition. Last year's trailer.

Experienced coaches discuss adjusting training prior to competitions - see Sasha's training blog.

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