eNews 17 March 2020

The Long Run

Running into distance

Yesterday's statements from the Prime Minister will mean huge disruption to our lives as well as the unease that comes with concern & uncertainty. Uncertainty is possibly the key word for the running community. The situation appears to be changing from day to day & is difficult to follow & make sense of. 

Here at runABC Midlands, we aim to keep our website visitors & eNews subscribers up to date with event postponements & cancellations, reports on what runners are up to during this difficult time & other relevant news. Like all of you we're playing it one day at a time but with an eye to better days ahead.

Stay calm, stay safe.

Direction From England Athletics

running legsEngland Athletics tells clubs to 'suspend face-to-face contact'.


Keeping Calm, And Carrying On

Jambie LambieSome 2,000 runners went to town at Sunday's Shrewsbury 10K. 


London's Autumn Alternative

London Marathon

London Marathon has been postponed until autumn, what will be the 40th edition of the race will now take place on 4 October. 


Stafford's Stalwarts

Stafford Half runner

Runners defied wet weather & virus concerns at last weekend's Stafford Half Marathon. 


Sweet September Date For Edinburgh 

Edinburgh Marathon runnersOrganisers of Edinburgh Marathon Festival have announced an early September date for their rescheduled event.


From Around The Country...

Mighty Deerstalker runner

There were no high-fives for the Mighty Deerstalkers as runABC Scotland reports.

The inaugural Knowsley 10K was a successful expedition as runABC North reports.

runABC South was at Bath Half where 6,827 runners took part in what could have been one of the last mass participation events we'll see for a while. More here...

The Midlands' Top Race Listing

MIlton keynes festival crowdsOne of the key services provided by runABC Midlands is our comprehensive events listing. Currently races are being postponed & cancelled on a daily (even hourly) basis. 

We are trying to keep up with re-arranged dates but are anticipating further updates after the PM’s statements yesterday & also following further advice around mass gatherings.

Keep your eye on runABC Midlands race listing with races listed as far ahead as October (some beyond then) & look ahead to brighter days of running, racing & socialising once again. 

Race organisers can register here & add race details to the listing.

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