December 2013

News - Disney Dates Announced

Disney RunnersThe dates for the 2014 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend have been announced as Thursday 9 - Sunday 12 January. The four-day festival in Florida gives runners the chance to embrace their inner child and meet Mickey, Pluto, Donald and the rest of the gang.

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From Our Sponsor - Abbey Dash Entries Open

Abbey Dash RunnersEntries for the Leeds Abbey Dash are now open! Voted one of Runner's World Top Ten UK races the Dash always sells out, so secure your place now to join thousands of amazing runners on Sunday 17 November, 2013. "The very best for PB's"

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News - Entry Discount For English Half

Spire Start LineRunners interested in taking part in the Spire Healthcare English half marathon are being encouraged to register by the close of the month to take advantage of the summer entry price. The event, organised for Sunday 8 September, is set to draw in its largest field to date with over 2,000 runners expected.

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News - Blackhill Enters parkrun Scene

Blackhill ParkThe north east is set to welcome another parkrun with confirmation of an event at Blackhill and Consett Heritage Park. Blackhill parkrun will mean the north east now boasts 15 separate events, with the inaugural run organised for 13 July.

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Runtalk - Running With A Grandstand Finish

Makau Patrick Running in BerlinGermany is the new big running destination. Popular marathons with flat courses in historic cities are a real attraction for the British traveller.

It would be a convenient simplification to suggest that the image of Patrick Makau, set against the iconic backdrop of the Brandenburg Gate, striding across the finish line en-route to setting a new world record, was the moment in which the running world took note of Berlin and German events in general.

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New Competition - Great French Riviera Marathon Prize

Riviera Marathon LogoCheck out our brilliant new competition with a prize of a trip for two to the French Riviera marathon - (flights, accommodation and race entry) courtesy of partners Sports Tours International.

The French Riviera marathon follows a spectacular route from Nice to Cannes along the Mediterranean coast through iconic towns like Antibes and Juan-les-Pins...

To find out more, and to enter, visit our competition page. Good luck!

Poll - What Is Your Crucial Piece Of Summer Running Kit

MK Wet RunnerSummer is well and truly here - no matter how short lived it may be! We'd like to find out what your essential piece of running kit is for the summer months?

Water bottles are coming out on top as the most essential, with 20.9% of the vote. In second place are sunglasses with 19.4%, and in third place are caps or visors, with 17.9% of the vote.

Whatever it is that you can't run without during the summer let us know over on our polls page!

Race Listing

April Race Listings PageLast weekend's race results are now available online at northernrunningguide.com.

Check out the results and upcoming events on our race listing page here.

Runners in Lancaster are well catered for this weekend with Lancaster marathon and the second race in the Lancaster 5K Race Series taking place. Finishers at the marathon won't be lacking in motivation having been promised 'a little surprise' from the Lancaster Brewery where the race starts and finishes.

Runners and spectators alike will have plenty of refreshments at the Lymm Festival Trail Races on Sunday with tea, coffee and homemade cake provided by Lymm High School Parent Teacher Association. The festival features a 5k, 10k and a children's fun run.

Don't forget that you can also add your race's details to our event listings by signing up here, and good luck to everyone racing over the coming week!

Current Issue - Summer Edition

Northern Running Guide Summer 2013 CoverThe 96-page summer issue of NORTHERN RUNNING GUIDE is now available from all our usual outlets.

This issue features an exclusive interview with the man who founded the Spartan Races. Read a preview here

You can also expect a running route in Durham, summer race listing and and an in depth look at running in North Yorkshire and Humberside.

Keep an eye out for the new edition and let us know what you think on Facebook or Twitter!

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