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Brendan Foster announces retirement from BBC role After almost 40 years as one of Britain’s most popular sports commentators and analysts, Brendan Foster has announced he is to end his distinguished BBC career following the World Athletics Championships in London. TEAM GB OLYMPIANS RETURN TO TAKE ON GREAT SOUTH RUN British bragging rights will be up for grabs when Team GB Olympians Andy Vernon and Ross Millington will take on the rejuvenated Chris Thompson in the world’s leading ten-mile race on Sunday October 23 in Southsea in Portsmouth. IT'S YOUR TURN TO #BEGREAT Have you been inspired by the Games this summer? We want hear about your reasons for taking part in our events. MO AIMS FOR A GREAT NORTH RUN HAT-TRICK Mo Farah will return to the Great North Run on 11 September as he bids to make it a hat-trick of victories. ZOLA BUDD TO RUN STIRLING SCOTTISH MARATHON Legendary Olympic figure will join Liz McColgan in inaugural event on 21 May next year MCCORMACK TO RACE MORRISONS GREAT NORTH 10K GATESHEAD There will be a new name on the road running scene when Fionnuala McCormack bids to become the first overseas winner of the women’s title in the Morrisons Great North 10k Gateshead. Pavey to Return to Glasgow Jo Pavey, the inspirational European 10,000m champion, is to make an emotional return to Glasgow for the 2015 Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run as she prepares to challenge for a fifth Olympic appearance. KJT to compete at Great CityGames Manchester Katarina Johnson-Thompson, the newly crowned golden girl of British athletics, will be going for a double when she makes her debut in the Great CityGames Manchester ANDY VERNON LAUNCHES MORRISONS GREAT SOUTH RUN Double European Championships medallist Andy Vernon visited HMS Warrior in Portsmouth today (27 January) to launch the Morrisons Great South Run 2015.     Johnny Trainor Remembered One of the founders of the Great North Run, Johnny Trainor, has passed away at the age of 66 after a long illness.