With the London marathon just around the corner we bet you're feeling inspired to chuck on your running shoes and get out there. Whether you're looking to replace some old trainers, or are a complete newbie then we've put together the ultimate list of the ten best running shoes for men and women. There's a shoe for each price range, and each kind of runner, so before you buy a new pair of kicks, make sure to read this first. 5 of the best mens running shoes 1. Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 34 Running Shoes £99.95 The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus is an updated classic; this mid-range includes a number of updates that ' offer responsive cushioning and a secure fit, allowing you to go the extra mile in full comfort'. With a flymesh design for lightweight and breathable support and flywire to wrap your mid foot, it offers a safe, comfortable fit that will keep your foot gripped. Get them from SportShoes.com for £99.95 2. New Balance Men’s Vazee Prism V2 £43.35 These New Balance … [Read more...] about The 10 Best Running shoes for men and women ahead of the London Marathon
0 Have your say A Lancashire woman will be wearing a constant reminder of her dad when she runs in the London Marathon later this month. For other marathon runners click here /runner-darren-nicholls-set-for-marathon-a-year-after-heart-attack-in-chorley-1-9095898 and /grimsargh-student-to-take-on-london-marathon-for-sense-1-9083333Laura Goodbourn, 31, from Freckleton, will take part in the 26-mile run in memory of her dad, Bob Mayes, who died of a rare cancer last September, aged 67. During her run, Laura will be reminded of him when she looks down at the trainer tags he bought her not long before he passed away. They say ‘When your legs get tired... run with your heart.’ She will be raising money for World Cancer Research Fund’s cancer prevention and survival work and aims to raise more than £2,500. Laura, an assistant data manager, said: “When I found out dad had cancer, I decided to apply for the London Marathon. He told me I’d better get … [Read more...] about Freckleton woman will remember her dad during the London Marathon
Later this month thousands of people will take on the task of running the London Marathon. And a farmer from Gainsborough will be taking on another challenge as he has chosen to complete the 26.2 miles wearing a tractor costume.Craig Williamson, 49, completed the marathon last year and has decided to do it all again on April 22, this time while wearing a Massey Fergusson 565 costume, which is almost 6ft tall and 8ft long, as well as raising money for the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.Craig is also aiming to break the Guinness World Record for the fastest marathon run while dressed as a heavy goods vehicle. To do this he will need to run the marathon in less than four hours and 55 minutes.Craig has already smashed his fundraising target of £2,500 with nearly £4,000 raised for the charity.To support Craig visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/craig-williamson4.Also running the marathon is primary school teacher, Tim Smith, 36, from Walkeringham. Tim took up … [Read more...] about Farmer will run the London Marathon in tractor costume
Nearly £3bn worth of initial public offerings (IPOs) were pulled in London at the end of last year. Deals that were announced but then failed to make it to market include debt collector Cabot Credit Management, professional services business TMF Group and phone mast company Arqiva. In the six months to December companies that had announced plans to collectively raise almost £3bn backed out of flotations. Read more: Arqiva scraps £6bn float amid market uncertainty Marco Schwartz, managing director of capital markets for accountancy firm KPMG, said: “What happened was that as we got towards the end of the year there was fatigue building up on the buy side. They became very price sensitive in a way that caught issuers by surprise.” On 3 November both Arqiva and Icelandic ready meal company Bakkavor cancelled announced floats. Arqiva cited “market uncertainty” for its decision while Bakkavor blamed “volatility in the IPO market”. A week … [Read more...] about After a bumpy end to 2017 what is the outlook for the London listing market in 2018?
Ministers are under pressure to explain why a crony of Vladimir Putin was allowed to float his company on the London Stock Exchange after the United States accused him of links to organised crime. Oleg Deripaska and his firms were hit with American sanctions on Friday in a crackdown on “malign” Russian activity. The energy tycoon, known in the UK for once hosting Lord Mandelson and George Osborne on his yacht, was accused by the US Treasury of “directly or indirectly” working for the Kremlin, as well as ordering the murder of a business rival and bribing an official. His US assets have been frozen and Americans are barred from doing business with his various companies, some of which are based... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article per week … [Read more...] about Why was Putin crony’s allowed to float his £1bn company on the London Stock Exchange?