Around 9,000 runners signed up to the first marathon to be held in Birmingham in over three decades. The 26.2 mile event started at Birmingham's Alexander Stadium and took in a number of the city’s most iconic landmarks before finishing in the city centre. The winner of the men's event was Christopher Ashford, while Sophie Kelly took the women's title. The world’s oldest marathon runner was one of the honorary starters at today’s marathon.
The Birmingham half marathon and Birmingham International Marathon are over for another year. Around 20,000 inspirational Brummies and athletes from across the UK took part in the events. You may be feeling inspired and want to know how to sign up for next year's event - before you can change your mind! Details of the 2018 run have not been released by Great Run, the event organisers, yet. But they have launched a reminder service, to allow you to be contacted as soon as details are released.
This is the soundtrack to our city, as chosen by music experts who have picked the 21 songs for B Side Brum, an album being touted as the ultimate playlist for Birmingham and the West Midlands. The panel considered 150 tracks nominated by the public through social media to select just 21 of the most influential tracks by Birmingham or West Midlands artists. Other artists include Ocean Colour Scene, Apache Indian and Joan Armatrading - but there were some notable exceptions.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".