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13 Oct

Yorkshire Celebrates Once Again

Plusnet Yorkshire MarathonThe Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon celebrated its third staging in style with almost 4,000 runners taking part in Sunday’s (11 October) race. The event, which saw Edwin Korir secure victory for the second time in three years, also featured the launch of the Plusnet Yorkshire 10 Mile run, which made a successful entry onto the circuit with over 1,500 participants.

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9 Oct

Sell Out Once More At Snowdonia

Snowdonia MarathonUp to 2,500 runners are expected to descend on Snowdonia in just over two weeks to compete in what is regarded as one of the finest marathons in the UK. The Snowdonia Marathon Eryri, which will celebrate its 33rd year on Sunday 24 October, is known for its picturesque and challenging course and seen as the jewel in the crown of Welsh racing.

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9 Oct

Yorkshire Marathon To Be Televised

Plusnet Yorkshire MarathonThose taking part in the upcoming Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon will be able to see their exertions on the big screen with confirmation that Channel 4 will once again televise highlights of the event. The race, set to celebrate its third staging on Sunday 25 October, is one of the most eagerly anticipated of the year with all of its 7000 places snapped up within a matter of hours.

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8 Oct

Invitation For Elites At Dash

Age UK Leeds Abbey DashOrganisers of the Age UK Leeds Abbey Dash 10K have extended an opportunity to an England team to compete at next month’s event. The race, scheduled for Sunday 15 November, has established the enviable reputation of being one of the quickest 10ks on the circuit, making it ideal for posting the development standards set out by England Athletics.

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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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