January 2014

News - Tough Field For Farah Debut

Mo Farah doing the MobotThere will be no easy ride for double Olympic champion Mo Farah when he makes his marathon debut in his home city this April. Organisers behind the Virgin London Marathon have put together a stellar line up including global champions and world record holders.

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News - Full House At Brass Monkey

Brass Monkey RunnersAfter the enforced cancellation of the 2013 race due to inclement weather, excitement is building for this weekend's Brass Monkey Half Marathon in York. The event, set to celebrate its 31st year, is a sell-out with 2,000 runners expected to take part.

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News - Training Runs For Chester Half

Chester Half MarathonOrganisers of the Chester Half Marathon have set a series of training runs to ensure competitors stay on track for the race. The series of runs began last Sunday (12 January), and will continue until Sunday 11 May, one week before the event. Now under the direction of Active Leisure Events, the race has taken place over a new course which starts at the Roodee racecourse and finishes outside the Town Hall and Cathedral, in the heart of the city.

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Runtalk - Present And Correct?

Man opening a presentIt's never easy buying Christmas presents. But sometimes it's even harder receiving them. No-one wants to seem ungrateful, so it isn't easy looking appreciative when you know full well that the gift just handed to you is destined for years of neglect in the loft. You smile and say the right things, but inside you wonder 'Why do they bother?'

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Poll - What is your target for 2014

Very happy woman runningThis month we want to find out what your running target for 2014 is! Whether it be to just get up off the couch and make a start, or step onto the start line of your first marathon - we want to know!

Currently, running a first marathon is in the lead, running a PB at your best distance in second, and in third running your first 10k!


Let us know what you think over on our polls page!


Race Listing

Brass Monkey RunnersLast weekend's race results are now available online at northernrunningguide.com.

There are several half marathons being held this weekend. There's the popular Brass Monkey Half Marathon - famed for its warm and friendly atmosphere. Also on Sunday, there's the Inskip Derby Arms Half and Essar Four Villages Half Marathon. The Essar event is a scenic road race through rural countryside, passing through the Cheshire villages of Dunham on the Hill, Mouldsworth, Manley and Helsby. The Inskip Half is a mildly undulating course through Lancashire countryside.

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

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 - Winter Edition

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

Highlights are the Edinburgh Marathon Festival preview, My Running Life with dragon slayer Donna Kerr-Foley, and a report on running in Vietnam...

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

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