15 May 2015


Runtalk - These Girls Can Run

This Girl Can

Women’s sport has been given a makeover this year by Sport England’s This Girl Can campaign, which is trying to encourage more women to get active. Regular contributor, Chris Broadbent, believes that running is something of a trailblazer when it comes to female participation ...

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News - Chester On Course For Another Showcase

Sean ConwayWith a sell-out confirmed for Sunday’s half marathon, Chester is expecting tens of thousands of visitors to create a lively and unique occasion. As it is likely to draw the biggest crowds of the year organisers recommend arriving early to find the best viewing locations and avoid any traffic or temporary road restrictions.

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News - Haile's Last Stand

Haile GebrselassieThe Great Manchester Run will stand as Haile Gebrselassie’s final competitive outing. His career spanned almost a quarter of a century, resulted in numerous world records and provided the running community with a lovable, accessible and enduring icon.

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Competition - Win A Mini-Break To Copenhagen 


Enter our fantastic new online competition for your chance to win a mini-break to Copenhagen with Sports Tours International where you and a friend will take part in the city’s half marathon! To be in with a chance of winning, enter here.

Poll - Timing Runs

GarminThis month we're asking how you time your runs. So far, 68% of you say you use a GPS system, 13% a smartphone, 11% a stopwatch, 3% don't use a device, 1 % use a fitness band and 5% use other means. Let us know your method!

Have your say on our polls page

Race Listing

Brathay Windermere Marathon

This weekend is a busy one for the north of England with big events such as the Chester Half Marathon and Brathay Windermere Marathon taking place. The latter has been billed in the past as the UK’s most beautiful marathon and so it is no surprise that the course takes runners through some of the Lake District’s most stunning scenery before ending on the front lawn of Brathay Hall, where a fantastic atmosphere will greet all those who cross the finish line.

For those who like a bit of colour in their lives – Butterwick Hospice’s Rainbow Race on Saturday is just the ticket.  Being the first of its kind in the North East, the fun run with a twist will see entrants showered each kilometre with vibrant coloured paint.

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!

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