14 August 2015

News - Farah To Defend Great North Title

Farah and Bekele

Double Olympic and World champion Mo Farah will be returning to Tyneside to defend his title at Morrisons Great North Run on Sunday 13 September. The London 2012 hero won the race – one of the world’s leading half marathons – for the first time last year in a thrilling battle with Kenya’s Mike Kigen.

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News - Aintree Run Welcomes Fundraising Hero

Joe Clarkson and dadWhile the Grand 10K Run at Aintree has become known for its innovative round set within the grounds of the famous racecourse, it gives runners in the north west the opportunity to raise funds for charities close to them. For Joe Clarkson, the race will be particularly significant as he runs in memory of his father, Dave Clarkson who died within a month of being diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease. 

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News - Miley Cyprus


Sports Tours International is now offering race packages for Cyprus Marathon as it adds to its growing portfolio of international races. The event, which also features a half marathon and 10k, will be held on 6 March 2016. 

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Video of the Week - Coe On Doping

Lord Coe

Our video of the week is Sebastian Coe's interview with CNN in which he discusses the recent doping scandal in athletics.

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Runtalk  - Badwater Brothers

Jenkins brothers
Last month, British ultra endurance siblings Scott and Rhys Jenkins attempted to run the Death Valley Double. runABC looks at how they got on…

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New Poll - Do You Log Your Weekly Mileage?

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Have you answered our new poll yet? This month we'd like to know how you log your weekly mileage. Do you use our handy running log or are all the numbers up in your noggin? 

Have your say on our polls page

Race Listing

Northumberland Coastal RunIt’s the return of the Coast busters this weekend as Northumberland Coast Marathon and Half Marathon takes place on Sunday. The coastal event will see participants heading off from Alnmouth Beach and has been described as one of the most scenic races in the UK. Keeping with the coastal theme, Prudent Riverside Half Marathon will be held in Lancashire, featuring breathtaking views across the River Lune. For those after something less competitive, the Big Fun Run 5K series comes to Sheffield. 

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

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New Edition Of runABC North Out Now!

runABC North coverThe latest edition of runABC North is out now! It includes all the things you loved about Northern Running Guide, just with more content and a bigger, brighter look! We think you’ll like the changes we’ve made - the new contributors like Shona Thomson and Veggie Runners, the ‘deluxe’ training log and an experimental ‘Running And Life’ section.  And there’s much more too. runABC North is available from all our usual outlets.