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20 Jan

Tour Of Tameside Builds Foundations For Future Years

Chris Bird of Sports Tours presenting Tour trophy in 2016

Sports Tours International, organiser of the iconic Tour of Tameside, has confirmed that New Charter Homes will be its official partner for the next two years. The partnership stands to further underline the successful re-emergence of the Tour, which returned in 2015 and quickly regained its reputation as one of the North West's most distinctive events.

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19 Jan

Hollins Enters Dreamland With Spine Victory

Tom Hollins

The 2017 edition of the Montane Spine Race has turned into one of the most enthralling to date with Tom Hollins, winner of last year’s Spine Challenger making a resounding step-up to claim victory. Hollins (pictured) gained an unassailable lead after passing Pavel Paloncý and Eugeni Roselló at the final checkpoint; the previous champions were asleep, unaware the British runner was about to make a decisive and title-winning move.

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18 Jan

Strong Steel Wins The Double At Bermuda

Gemma Steel wins twice at Bremuda Marathon weekend

Gemma Steel turned in impressive performances to win the 10K and half marathon at the Bermuda Marathon Weekend (13-15 January). The GB athlete won the elite women’s 10K on Saturday in 33:56 beating her teammate Jenny Spink (Bristol & West AC) into second place in 34:33, following a closely fought battle between the two. Another teammate Rebecca Moore (Chichester AC) came third in 35:41 making it an England clean sweep.

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18 Jan

Runners Brave The Elements At Four Villages Half

Gemma Connelly in action at the Four Villages Half Marathon

Just as was the case in 2016, runners who made their way to Cheshire for Sunday’s Essar Four Villages Half Marathon were met with very cold (plus wet and windy) conditions. Perhaps braced for the likelihood of such chilly weather, previous winners Gemma Connolly and Mohammad Abu Rezeq secured the 2017 titles, with the former three minutes quicker than her time last year.

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17 Jan

Alderley Edge 10K Not One To Bypass

runners at Alderley Edge

After feedback from last year’s field who said they enjoyed the race so much they wanted more of it, Run North West, organisers of the Run the Alderley Edge Bypass, have confirmed that the distance of the 2017 event will be extended from 5 miles to 10k. The race, scheduled for Sunday 2 July, now promises a fast course with the bypass offering some stunning views of the Cheshire countryside.

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16 Jan

Final Day Of Sale At Anglesey Half

runners at the Anglesey Half

Anyone looking to kick-start their 2017 training by committing to an early spring race are being alerted to the fact that discounted entry for the Jones Crisps Anglesey Half Marathon closes this evening (Monday 16 January). Due to take place on Sunday 5 March, the event is recognised as having one of the most iconic start points on the racing circuit, with runners departing from the Menai Suspension Bridge.

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14 Jan

Runners Ready To Break The Spine

runner on rhe Spine course

The notoriously challenging Montane Spine Race returns today (Saturday 14 January) with runners setting out to traverse the entirety of the Pennine Way, widely recognised as one of the most demanding national trails in Britain. Conditions for the 260 competitors are likely to be extremely tough; they are likely to encounter deep snow, ice, gale force winds and rain.

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