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6 Jul

Last Chance For Love At Manchester

We Love Manchester 10KWith less than a week until race day, those considering taking part in the We Love Manchester 10K are encouraged to register to be a part of what is now regarded as one of the most popular events in the northern calendar.  Affectionately known as the ‘People’s Race', the 10k is set to build on last year’s turnout when almost 3000 runners took part.

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3 Jul

Great Club Challenge Gathers Pace

Great Club ChallengeOne of the most enticing prizes on the event calendar, the Great Club Challenge, gives clubs from across the UK the chance to win a trip to Ethiopia’s capital city, Addis Ababa, to compete alongside 40,000 others at the 2015 Great Ethiopian Run.  Last year, almost 5000 runners from 125 clubs took part in the challenge, and with five more events available on the Great Run calendar, qualifying clubs can still apply. 

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2 Jul

Birthday Bash At Cross Bay

Cross Bay ChallengeThe Cross Bay Challenge celebrated its 10th anniversary on Sunday (28 June) in style with almost 500 competitors taking part across three challenges - half marathon, a family friendly 7 mile walk and an event first, a cycle across the bay. With the stunning backdrop of the bay and nearby Lake District, the race is regarded as unique in the UK.

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1 Jul

Stock Keeps Rising For Pennine Lancashire 10K

Image by Clive LawrenceIt seems likely that the most recent additions to the Run for All 10K series, the Pennine Lancashire 10K, will be around for years to come with almost 1400 competitors taking part in the third staging of the event on Sunday (28 June). The race once again attracted fantastic support as runners transformed the streets of Burnley as they made their way around the course featuring three of the town’s attractive parks – Rowley, Towneley and Thompson.

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1 Jul

Mann Proves Top Dragon

Jim MannHigh mileage, brutal climbs, navigational challenges and changeable weather meant the 2015 edition of the Dragon’s Back Race lived up to its reputation as one of the toughest events in the UK. Of the  original 140 competitors who began the challenge, just 64 managed to complete the five day, 300km race that took in 16,000m of ascent across the mountainous spine of Wales. 

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