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23 Mar

Waters Wilmslow Flows Forwards Into 2017

Abu-Rezeq at the finish line

The combined appeal of the Waters Wilmslow Half Marathon’s status as one of the North West’s premier events and its reputation as a key charity fundraiser saw another massive turnout on Sunday (19 March). Over 3,000 competitors took part in what was to be an eventful day with a thrilling finish at the front and a Guinness World Record being set for the fastest half marathon run backwards. 

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22 Mar

Run Wigan Festival Gets Off To Flying Start

Start of the first ever Run Wigan Festival

The first Run Wigan Festival made for a memorable day out with over 4,000 runners competing across the half marathon, 5k and family run events on Sunday (19 March). Launched on the back of the popular Wigan 10K, the festival, organised by Wigan-based charity Joining Jack, looks like it will be even more successful with event director Matt Johnson later proclaiming “Bring on 2018!”.

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15 Mar

Get A Grip With inov-8


Trail running brand inov-8 is offering the chance to scoop an all-expenses-paid trip to the Lake District – the home of inov-8 and UK trail running. The Get A Grip competition provides runners with the opportunity to win a five-day experience (30 June – 4 July 2017) that money can’t buy.

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15 Mar

Run For All Joins Forces With Up And Running

Run For All Team & Up and Running Join ForcesWith the 2017 season soon to get into full swing, the Run For All team has announced an exciting partnership with Up and Running. The specialist running retailer will become the official sports retail partner of the Run For All series, which includes popular events such as the Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon, Leeds Half Marathon, Yorkshire Half Marathon-Sheffield and the Asda Foundation 10Ks. 

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14 Mar

Time Running Out To Join Jack At Wigan Festival

Jack and his mum, AlexThere is just under a week to go to the first Run Wigan Festival and registration levels have been flying at a fast rate. Entries for this Sunday’s flagship fundraising event, organised by Wigan-based charity Joining Jack and featuring a half marathon, 5k and a Family Mile, will close this Friday (17 March) at 1pm – any would-be participants are encouraged to snap up the remaining places before the deadline. 

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