The Runner's Web site is NOT affiliated with the two UK based Runner's Web copycat sites.
The Original Runner's Web was created in January of 1997. The RunnersWeb.com domain name was registered in August of 1997.
In February of 1998 a UK site RunnersWebUK.com was registered and in June of 2000 a RunnersWeb.co.UK was registered.
Both of these sites knowingly used a registered domain name as a part of their name in order to benefit from the Runner's Web presence in search engines.
Both UK sites have been contacted and refuse to change their names.
The only recourse is legal action and given the fact that the Runner's Web is a Canadian based site and the two copycats are in the UK and also the fact that the Runner's Web is a hobby site, legal action is not a viable option.