The parents of Rhys Jones have confirmed that they will be both taking part in the fun run that has been organised in memory of the Liverpool youngster. The event, Run For Rhys, will take place on Sunday 27 August (with the option of a virtual run for anyone wanting to take part but on holiday or working). This is a poignant date as it is just a matter of days after the 10th anniversary of Rhys’ tragic death.
More than 3,500 runners are expected to converge on Market Street to compete in the fifth Wigan 10K on Sunday 3 September. While the race has been host to a number of memorable scenes – mums pushing prams, supporters wheeling a four-poster bed, a host of super-heroes and Disney characters and even a cookie monster – 2017 looks like it might just present the most unique one yet in Nigel Brookwell.
The inaugural Virgin Sport San Francisco Bay Half Marathon will take place on 15 October in the heart of San Francisco. Running around the stunning streets of the City by the Bay, the 13.1-mile course of breathtaking beauty is not to be missed.
With just over two weeks to go until entries for the 2018 ASICS Windermere Marathon open officially, there is considerable excitement ahead of next year’s race. Adding to this excitement, organisers have announced that all finishers will receive a new medal depicting an iconic scene from the route.
The 30th staging of the Darlington 10K proved to be a suitably memorable event with a new champion crowned in Dominic Shaw, who is now the deserving owner of a course record. As expected, the race drew in a sizable turnout for the birthday celebrations with close to 2000 runners competing on Sunday (13 August).
What a topsy-turvy sport athletics can be. You wait all week for a medal then, just like the proverbial London bus, five come along in quick succession. London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Stadium came alive at the weekend as Sir Mo Farah's hard fought silver in the 5,000m on Saturday night (12 August) effectively fired the starting pistol for a glut of medals in the relays.
Just a small number of entries for next weekend’s (Sunday 20 August) Birchwood 10K are available with organisers expecting the race to sell out in a matter of days. The 10k is seen as a perfect opportunity to put your summer training to the test with a fast and flat course that always produces PBs.
While watching the European Masters 5000m women's races at Viby Stadium in Aarhus, Denmark last week (2 August), I was suddenly made aware of the world shrinking power of parkrun, writes runABC news reporter Alan Newman. Two interested spectators who struck up a lively conversation with me were soon recognised as Holly Chabowski and Nanna Sørensen (pictured) who have been featured in parkrun's UK news.
On Sunday 29 October, Manchester’s Heaton Park will play host to a wicked new spooky running event for the city. The event, organised in collaboration with the children’s charity Dreams Come True and race organisers Sports Tours International, will be a spooky 5k with participants encouraged to take part dressed up as ghosts and ghouls.