7 November 2014

News - Fancy A Slice Of The Big Apple?

NYC Half

If Sunday’s New York Marathon (2 November) has inspired you to go running in the Big Apple, but you don’t fancy the daunting prospect of a 26.2-mile race, the NYC Half Marathon may be for you. Taking place over St Patrick’s Day weekend (Sunday 15 March 2015), you can expect to be running alongside plenty of Irish-themed fancy-dress runners at the race.

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From Our Sponsor - Mo Running Is Back

Mo RunnersMoRunning is back again this weekend with Manchester and Newcastle both hosting MoRuns. The runs are in support of Movember and fundraising for men’s health, helping raise awareness and vital funds for the Movember causes.

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News - Hull Marathon Buoyant With Support

Hull MarathonDespite opening registration less than two weeks ago, organisers of Hull Marathon they have already received over 300 entries. The recently launched event, organised for Sunday 13 September, will showcase the Hull in the lead up to its hosting of the UK City of Culture 2017.

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Video Of The Week - Derek Redmon At 1992 Olympics

Derek Redmond

Our video of the week is Derek Redmond at the 1992 Olympics. Despite pulling his hamstring during the 400m, he managed to finish the race with the aid of his dad. Watch it here.

Runtalk - Fancy (Dress) Footwork

Christine as WonderwomanOdds are at least some of the runners in the last race you went to sashayed, galloped or shuffled their way round the course in fancy dress. Part of the reason for this explosion in sprinting Buzz Lightyears and 26.2-hungry Elvises is down to how popular and accessible running has become.

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New Poll - Alcohol-themed Events

MedocEvents involving alcohol, either during or before, are controversial. Some think they're fun whereas others think running and boozing should never mix. What's your view on races like Beerathon, Let's Get Shit-Raced and Medoc Marathon?

Have your say on our polls page


Race Listing

Windmill RunnerThe Men's Health Survival of the Fittest series returns to Manchester this weekend, packing a punishing 10k route woven through Sport City, the Etihad Stadium and into Phillips Park. The course features loads of mud, full-body dunkings and immersion in water, canal crossings and a whopping great Stadium Climb. An altogether less muddy event is the Windmill 10K on Sunday. The sold-out event features a fast and flat course on the coastal front of Lytham and Fairhaven Lake, starting at Lytham Windmill.

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 - Autumn Edition

NRG Autumn coverThe autumn issue of NORTHERN RUNNING GUIDE is available from all our usual outlets.

Pick up your copy to enjoy an interview with celebrity chef and marathon runner, Michel Roux Junior. We also take a look at the world of fancy dress running and get back to nature with a review of the book Wild Running. You can also expect all the favourites such as our Running Log and extensive Race Listing.

Keep an eye out for our autumn edition, and let us know what you think on Facebook or Twitter!

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