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7 Oct

Chester Tops Charts Once Again

Chester MarathonThe MBNA Chester Marathon consolidated its position as one of the top events in the country with almost 5,000 runners taking part in 26.2 mile race and accompanying Metric Marathon on Sunday (4 October). In crisp and bright spring conditions, Preston Harriers’ David Rigby took first place in 2:24:47, with Samantha Amend leading the female field home.

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6 Oct

Kielder Crowns New Champions

The Kielder Half MarathonThe Active Northumberland Kielder Marathon welcomed two new champions on Sunday as Matthew Jones and Gemma Bradley secured the top positions in their respective fields. Sunday also saw the launch of the Kielder Half Marathon to further expand the festivities across the weekend, which also included four a 10K and Run-Bike-Run race, both of which took place on Saturday.

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3 Oct

Elswick Pair Dominate At Redcar

Justina Heslop and Tadele MulugetaOne of the north east's longstanding events took place on Sunday (26 September) with over 1,000 runners taking part in the Redcar Half Marathon and accompanying 5k race. In what was its 33 year, Elswick Harriers’ Tadele Mulugeta broke the tape, with club-mate and wife Justina Heslop securing first place in the women’s competition.

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1 Oct

Chester Primed For Marathon Fever

Chester Marathon Up to 5,000 runners will descend upon Chester this Sunday (4 October) to compete in the city’s trio of races - the MBNA Chester Marathon, Metric Marathon and one-mile fun run. There are high expectations too that Sunday’s marathon could see a record breaking performance, with Kenyan Paralympic star, Jonah Cheshum, aiming to set a new fastest time at the race.

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30 Sep

Kenyan Duo Best In Berlin

Eliud KipchogeFrom around the 10 mile mark, Eliud Kipchoge was faced with the unfortunate hindrance of loose insoles on both of his Nike trainers as he tackled Sunday’s Berlin Marathon. Yet Kipchoge defied his footwear issues and, like Gladys Cherono, pre-race favourite in the female competition, set the quickest marathon times of 2015.

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