A Busy Weekend Up North
It's a busy weekend of race action for runners in the north of England...
Historically the last weekend in September is a biggie for events and so it is a delight to report (after the misery of 2020) that this year is no exception.
Runners in the north of the country have plenty to be happy about this weekend with races taking place across the region - from the Mersey Tunnel 10K in the west to the Beverley 10K in the east. In fact there are more 10K events than you can shake the proverbial stick at with Preston and Blackpool just some of the other events on offer.
Running really does seem to be back in business with half marathons, running festivals and trail races all playing their part in the race calendar's return to full fitness. One event hoping to make a good impression is the inaugural Warrington Running Festival which takes place on Sunday. Offering half marathon, 10K & 5K distances, this new event boasts a flat and fast route that will provide runners with the perfect opportunity to achieve a PB.
There are also some old favourites making their comeback such as the eagerly anticipated Asda Foundation Sheffield Half/10K and the ever-popular Great Manchester Run - both events playing their part in kick-starting a return to mass fundraising and Great Manchester Run in particular is buzzing to be back:
Another event that caught your correspondent's eye is the RAFBF Spadeadam Half Marathon where runners can look forward to stunning views as the course winds its way around and through Spadeadam Forest with views over to the Lake District and Sycamore Gap on Hadrians Wall. But that's not all there will also be numerous RAF practice targets and tanks along the route!
If you are one of the many runners taking part in a race on Saturday or Sunday then good luck and remember to check back on runABC North for all the weekend's results.
Image courtesy: Trail Outlaws
Video courtesy: Great Run