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25 May

Gazebo Gift Gives Harriers Energy Boost

Darlington Harriers

Future Energy, the north east-based energy provider, has illustrated its commitment to grassroots sport by becoming a supporter of Darlington Harriers. As part of their support, the company presented the club with an impressive portable gazebo, which will act as a much-needed mobile changing area and runner check-in area, protecting the athletes during inclement weather.

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25 May

Miles Of Magic

A huge weekend of running is set to return to Disneyland Paris in September, encapsulating all the enchantment of one of the world’s most popular tourist attractions with spectacular running events. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced runner, everyone’s invited to runDisney, the premier destination race series and the only place in the world where every mile is magic.

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23 May

Charity Cheer At Chester

2017 Essar Chester Half Marathon

The Essar Chester Half Marathon lived up to its reputation as one of the key fundraising events in the northern calendar with runners in Sunday’s (21 May) race totalling an expected amount of over £600,000 for charities and local communities. As with 2016, Sunday’s field was treated to sunny conditions as they departed from Chester Racecourse. 

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22 May

Daring Dragon Slayers Depart

Dragon's Back Race

Over 200 runners from 24 nations have this morning embarked on what is billed as the toughest five-day mountain run in the world, the Berghaus Dragon’s Back Race. Staged only three times before, in 1992, 2012 and 2015, the event has acquired near mythical status in the adventure racing and ultra-running community.  

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19 May

More Than Just A Run In The Park

parkrun 2016 Annual Report

The global running phenomenon that is parkrun celebrated its twelfth birthday in 2016 and as it enters its teenage years has produced, perhaps belatedly, its first ever Annual Report. The 58-page report contains a wealth of amazing stories, facts and stats but was published just before the remarkable statistic emerged that over one million parkruns were completed during last month (April) – for the record it took seven years for the first million to be racked up!

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19 May

Chester Primed For PBs

Chester Half Marathon

Thirty six years in and the Essar Chester Half Marathon shows no sign of slowing down with up to 7,000 runners expected to compete in Sunday’s (21 May) race. As ever, the route, which begins at Chester Racecourse, is likely to throw up an array of fast times across the board (the current record stands at a speedy 1:02:51) with many targeting the event as a PB venue. 

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18 May

Floodgates Open At EHM

English Half Marathon & 10K medals

The recent launch of the 2017 finishers’ medals for the English Half Marathon and 10K has resulted in a massive impact with runners across the country entries soaring since they were revealed. Both have been designed to replicate the motion of Warrington’s Golden Gates being opened, the iconic finishing spot for those competing on Sunday 17 September.

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