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23 Jun

Community Spirit Unites Tour Of Tameside Runners

Tour of Tameside Runners 2017

On the back of another successful Tour of Tameside, Chris Bird from organisers Sports Tours International said that the continued success of the event lies in the fact it remains about runners getting “together to enjoy themselves”. After the close of the four-day event at Hyde on Sunday, he added: “We want it to be the peoples’ race, and we want it to be a community race.”

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22 Jun

Port Sunlight Picture Perfect

Port Sunlight 2017

Around 1800 runners enjoyed resplendent sunshine at the picturesque village of Port Sunlight on Sunday (18 June) in what was the sixth consecutive edition of the Port Sunlight 10K & 5K. As anticipated, the races posted impressive numbers with both selling out two weeks prior to race day, while a further 300 took part in the Kids 1K Run. 

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21 Jun

Big Apple, Bigger Appeal

There is still time to take your place at the startline at the world’s largest marathon – the TCS New York City Marathon. Taking you from Staten Island through the five boroughs of New York to the finish in Central Park, this will be an experience that stays with runners for a lifetime.

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21 Jun

Spine Set For Summer Staging

The Spine Race

With less than a week until race day, organisers of the MONTANE Spine Race have confirmed that the National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society (NASS) will be the event’s official charity partner. New for 2017, the event is the summer version of the iconic Montane Spine Race, a non-stop, 268-mile challenge encompassing the entire Pennine Way. 

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16 Jun

Aegean Airlines Offering Discounted Flights For Limassol Marathon

Limassol beach scene

Organisers of the 2018 Limassol Marathon have announced special flight rates with Greek airline Aegean Airlines for all international runners travelling to the event on the weekend of Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 March 2018. Aegean is offering a 40% discount on all direct flights to Cyprus and a 20% discount on all connecting flights to Cyprus for all passengers who book between 13-19 June 2017.

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15 Jun

Hull 10K Marches Onwards

Asda Foundation Hull 10K

The UK’s City of Culture will showcase one of its top sporting events this Sunday (18 June) with the Asda Foundation Hull 10K. Celebrating what will be its eighth staging, the East Yorkshire race is a key event in the Run For All portfolio and looks likely to attract up to 5,000 runners. 

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14 Jun

Blaydon Buoyant With Summer Running

Image courtesy Jo Ayre

The ninth of June saw, just as it has done each year since 1961, a wonderful celebration of running when almost 4,200 headed to the North East for The Blaydon Race. Friday’s field was treated to some fine summer weather on a lovely evening and, as anticipated, a succession of impressive times were recorded, with Peter Newton and Sonia Samuels top in their respective competitions. 

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