Northern Running Guide News

17 Dec

Elites Primed For Ribble Valley 10K

Ribble Valley 10KWhile many of us will still be nursing the indulgencies of Christmas and working out innovative ways of using up the last of the turkey, over 1000 runners will be taking part in the Ribble Valley 10K on 28 December. The event is known its fast times, and with a series of elites already confirmed, this year’s event looks likely to follow suit.

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16 Dec

Serena Serves Up A 5K

Serena WilliamsWhilst Andy Murray was preparing for next year's tennis season in Miami, the number one female player Serena Williams launched her training by taking part in The Serena Williams Ultimate Run South Beach. The event on Sunday (14 December) featured a 5k and quarter marathon and was held to raise money for the Serena Williams Fund which supports victims of violent crime.

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15 Dec

Malta Teaser

Malta MarathonFor those of you currently braving the cold and wind to get in winter training, rewarding your efforts with a spring event still seems a while away. Malta Marathon on 22 February, however, is perfectly placed for those looking for a race in sunnier climes.

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12 Dec

Ron Hill's 50 Year Run Streak

Ron Hill after winning the Enschede Marathon in 1975

Accrington's finest, Dr Ron Hill MBE will celebrate a 50-year run streak next weekend (Saturday 20 December) - yes, the great man will have run every day for half a century!  To mark the occasion Ron Hill will be taking over Sports Tours International's Twitter account on Thursday 18 December.  Ron is an ambassador for Sports Tours International and a regular at their big Manchester events.

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12 Dec

Sichel Looks Forward

William SichelAfter recovering from last summer’s 3100 mile race in New York -  the world’s longest certified footrace - William Sichel, 61, said he has no plans to retire and is preparing for his next challenge. Sichel is working on, in which he is attempting to set 165 records before his 65th birthday in October 2018.

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