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23 Feb

Running America

US runnersTheir president may not be considered quick on his feet, but the USA is still home to some of the world’s biggest marathons. And for Brits hoping to sample a running event across the pond, Sports Tours International offers guaranteed entries and various travel packages.

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23 Feb

Final Call At Anglesey

Anglesey Half MarathonThe deadline for the 2017 edition of the Jones Crisps Anglesey Half Marathon is fast approaching – entries for the race will close at midnight on Wednesday 1 March. Half marathon participants are in for a unique experience: organisers confirmed last month that the official race car will be a Massey Ferguson tractor, believed to be a first in the UK.

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20 Feb

Memorial Relay Run To Remember Ed Prickett

Lining Up For The Ed Prickett Memorial Road Relays

The Ed Prickett Memorial Road Relays take place on 18 March 2017 in honour of a talented young athlete. This is the 13th outing for this annual event hosted by the University of Nottingham AC. The relays have been in existence since the 1960’s but were renamed as a mark of respect following the loss of the popular university student and athlete.

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20 Feb

Mo And Muir Müller Records In Birmingham

Laura Muir lights up BirminghamSir Mo Farah and Laura Muir smashed the British and European records in their respective events at the Müller Indoor Grand Prix in Birmingham on Saturday (18 February). Mo closed the show with a tactical masterpiece in the 5000m and Laura was peerless as she eclipsed Kelly Holmes' British 1000m record to go second all-time behind Maria Mutola.

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17 Feb

Run Wigan Festival Shaping Up

Run Wigan Festival With just over a month to go until race day, the Run Wigan Festival - half marathon, 5k and family mile event - is shaping up nicely with over 2,100 runners signed up across the trio of races. This is the first ever staging of the festival after Wigan-based charity, Joining Jack, made the decision to extend the event on the back of the success of the popular Wigan 10K. 

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16 Feb

Full House For Trafford 10K

Top trio at Trafford 10KWith just over two weeks until race day, the Trafford 10K has once again proven to be one of the most popular events in the south of Manchester with all of the 950 places snapped up. The event is renowned for its speedy course and it looks inevitable that the 5 March race will be as hotly contested as ever. 

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