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17 Oct

Manchester Stands Together At Half Marathon

Sunny skies and perfect autumnal weather set the tone to what was a day of warmth and positivity as over 7,500 runners competed in the second ever Manchester Half Marathon. The half marked a perfect occasion to galvanise support for the #WeStandTogether campaign, which aims to create a more peaceful Greater Manchester through encouraging acts of kindness across communities.

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16 Oct

Decathlon Partnership Brings Extra Value To Halloween Run

Halloween Fun Run

Sports Tours International has struck an exciting partnership with Decathlon for their upcoming Dreams Come True Halloween Fun Run. The arrangement means that various Decathlon stores in the north west will be supporting the event and will allow customers to purchase products to compliment their participation on Sunday 29 October.  

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13 Oct

Kielder Shines During Marathon Weekend

Kielder Marathon

Kielder, with its stunning backdrop, was a highlight of the autumn season with close to 3000 competitors taking part across a quartet of events. The festivities kicked off on Saturday (7 October) with the Kielder 10K and Run Bike Run before drawing to a close on Sunday when runners embarked on an off-road course around northern Europe’s largest man-made lake, Kielder Water, for the marathon and half marathon. 

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13 Oct

Chester At The Races Once More

Chester Marathon

In what was a busy weekend of racing across the north of England with marathons taking place in Yorkshire and Kielder, however Chester showed that it can more than hold its own with the big-hitters with over 2,600 runners competing in its annual 26.2 mile race, plus a further 1,000 taking part in the accompanying Metric Marathon. 

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12 Oct

Alder Hey 10K Looks Here To Stay

Alder Hey 10K

Sunday’s launch of the Alder Hey 10K and Family Fun Run proved a success with close to 1,000 runners heading to one of Liverpool’s most important heritage sites, Croxteth Hall and Country Park. The grand setting played host to some fine performances as Liverpool Harrier Dejene Gezimu took first in what was an impressive 32:08 while Liverpool Pembroke Sefton AC’s Kirsty Longley secured top spot in the female field. 

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11 Oct

Yorkshire Enraptured By Festival Of Running

Plusnet Yorkshire 10 Mile, image by Simon Dewhurst

A remarkable 7000 runners competed in Sunday’s (8 October) Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon and accompanying 10 mile race, a figure that further underlined the event’s status as one of the most important in the region. The marathon, impressively, has now posted a sell-out for each of its five years and there was a fitting nod to the first race as Dickie Bird, who started the maiden Yorkshire Marathon back in 2013, sent runners on their way through the streets of the historic city. 

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