Northern Running Guide News

1 Sep

Running Awards To Return in 2015

Running Awards Logo

Following the success of the inaugural Running Awards in April this year, organisers have confirmed they will return in 2015. The Running Awards is an independent annual awards ceremony celebrating the best of running and its culture, with runners and consumers nominating and voting for their favourite products, brands, publications, sports retailers and events.

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1 Sep

Neon Run Set To Light Up Leeds and Sunderland

Neon Run poster

As summer fades runners in the north of England can look ahead to a number of eye-catching autumn events including the arrival, via Australia and South America, of the Neon Run UK. The two date series - Leeds on Saturday 18 October and Sunderland Saturday 25 October- was given a recent boost with news that ASICS UK is the new title sponsor.

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31 Aug

Vet Ace To Top Bill At Big New Worcester Event

Anthony Whiteman in action

The Worcester City 10K on Sunday 21 September is set to be a family affair for super-fast veteran Anthony Whiteman. The former GB Olympian and European and Commonwealth medallist, the only person to run an indoor mile in under four minutes while over the age of 40, will be joined in the line-up for the big new Worcester event by his mum - in the 10k - and his two sons, who will take part in the the mile Worcester City Young Athletes Run.

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28 Aug

Stars Join Great North Run Celebrations


Singer-songwriter, Sting, and entertainers Ant and Dec will join a stellar cast at the Great North Run Million opening ceremony on Thursday 4 September. The former Police frontman will perform ‘The Last Ship’, from his album and upcoming Broadway play of the same name - inspired by and drawn from his childhood growing up beside the Swan Hunter shipyard.

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26 Aug

Up And Running Shoe Amnesty

old pair of running shoes

Runners with a social conscience can take advantage of Up and Running's shoe amnesty until 14 September at one of 24 store collection points across the UK. The progressive specialist running retailer has teamed up with European Recycling Company (ERC) to encourage and motivate people to understand that a well-worn shoe doesn’t mean that it has come to the end of its use, and that shoes can live on and help many people throughout the world.

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25 Aug

Nepal Calls For Francesca

Francesca and her family today

A poignant family connection is inspiring Francesca Eyre to undertake a dramatic Nepalese challenge. The 43-year-old, now based with her family in France, has lost a brother and sister to cystic fibrosis and is herself a carrier of the faulty gene. Carrying on a family tradition of fund raising Francesca will take part in the Manaslu Trail Race in November - running 220km, racing up to 5400m and climbing a further 15000m in a seven day period for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

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