Northern Running Guide News

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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14 Sep

Running No Longer A Punishment

Nicky Morgan

Former education secretary, Michael Gove, caused a furore in February by issuing guidance for teachers stating that 'extra physical activity such as running around a playing field' should be used as punishment in schools. Now his successor, Nicky Morgan has written a private letter to David Moorcroft, interim chair of the Run Group, stating that she's asked for this guidance to be removed.

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12 Sep

Record Field At Salford 10K

Salford 10K 2014A record number of runners descended on Salford Quays to take part in last weekend’s (Sunday 7 September) Club La Santa City of Salford 10K. The race welcomed almost 3,000 runners who took to the streets of Salford, following a scenic route around Salford Quays and MediaCityUK, with Mohammed Abu-Rezeq and Ruth Sinclair taking top spots.

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