Northern Running Guide News

21 Sep

Sichel Claims Record Haul

William Sichel William Sichel’s performance at the Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence Race in New York has resulted in the Orkney-based ultra runner laying claim to 58 new records, including 8 World Age-Group records, after becoming the first British runner to finish the World's Longest Certified Footrace. In completing the 3100 event inside the 52 day limit, Sichel became the first person over 60 to ever successfully finish the race.

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19 Sep

Early Bird Draws To A Close At Manchester

Greater Manchester Marathon 2014Organisers of the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon have issued a reminder to all runners to sign up and secure their place before the end of September and benefit from the reduced early bird entry fees. The marathon has enjoyed considerable success since being reintroduced and is set to attract up to 12,500 runners on Sunday 19 April, 2015.

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19 Sep

Happy Returns For Kielder Marathon

Kielder MarathonIt seems the race’s billing as the ‘most beautiful marathon in Britain’ has held sway with a hundreds of runners confirming they will be returning to Kielder on Sunday 5 October. The series of events, which includes the Kielder 10k, Kielder Run-Bike-Run (both Saturday 4 October), the marathon and junior runs, are expected to attract over 3,000 participants. 

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16 Sep

Full House At Festival Of Run

EHM 2014Organisers of the English Half Marathon and 10K have announced both races have reached capacity, with over 3000 runners expected to compete this Sunday (21 September). The event is now under the banner of the EHM Festival of Run, which includes the half marathon distance, 10K Road Race Challenge and LiveWire Warrington Mile, all of which start and finish in the newly re-developed Victoria Park.

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16 Sep

Archer On Target At Chesterfield

Dave ArcherOver 1000 runners took to the streets of Chesterfieldon Sunday (14 September) to compete in the largest mass participation event the town has witnessed in more than three decades. Gareth Lowe, 41, secured victory in first ever Chesterfield and Derbyshire Marathon, with Dave Archer, sporting blue and white body paint to replicate his chosen charity’s mascot, taking top billing in the 13.1 mile event.

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