eNews 9 December 2015

News - Out Of This World 

Tim Peake

British ESA astronaut Tim Peake will become the first man to run a marathon in space when he takes on the challenge of the Digital Virgin Money London Marathon on the International Space Station on Sunday 24 April.

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News - Viking Run Coming 


One of Scandinavia’s most popular obstacle events is coming to the UK. Toughest will take place on Saturday 23 April at Pippingford Park in East Sussex. Organisers expect participation numbers to reach over 5,000.  

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Runtalk - And The Award Goes To

Usain BoltForget SPOTY, runABC has pulled together its own award winners from 2015 and it has bags of personality.

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Poll - Running In Winter


South poll

It's December, the nights are drawing in and the temperatures are plummeting - but that's no excuse to put away your running shoes! Let's stay positive. We’d like to know what you enjoy about running in the colder months.

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Race Listing

Santa runner

Runners can emulate Mo Farah this weekend at the Olympic Park 5K and 10K. The event will be held at the Olympic Stadium – the same venue where Mo made British history in 2012 by winning Olympic gold in the 5K and 10K. In Milton Keynes there will be a bumper turnout at the third MK Winter Half Marathon. The scenic, single rap route goes along the Grand Union Canal, returning via linear parks through the city. Staying with the winter theme, the Royal Parks 10K Winter Race Series comes to Regent’s Park for the second event of the three-race series. Check out race results and upcoming events on our race listing page.

Don't forget that you can also add your race's details to our event listings by signing up as a race organiser.

Good luck to everyone racing over the coming week!

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