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27 Apr

Clock Ticking For Bargain Price Liverpool Half

BTR Liverpool Half Marathon

The 25th anniversary of the BTR Liverpool Half Marathon on 25 March 2018 already looks like it will be a highly memorable occasion with over 500 places having been snapped up. To mark the commemorative event, runners have until midday today (Thursday 27 April) to register for the bargain price of just £25 (or £23 for UK affiliated runners). 

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26 Apr

Final Call For Keswick Half

Keswick Half Marathon

Over 500 runners are expected to make their way to Cumbria on Sunday (30 April) to compete in an event that is referred to as one of the ‘most scenic 13 miles 192.5 yards in the country.’ Those considering competing at Keswick Half Marathon are being alerted to the fact that entries for the race close on Thursday (27 April). 

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26 Apr

Up, Running And Golden

The team at Up & Running are in a celebratory mood after scooping gold in the Best National Retailer category at the annual Running Awards last Thursday (20 April). The running retailer has been an integral part of runners' training plans nationwide for over 21 years and, as well as their gold award, also claimed silver in the Customer Service category, and bronze in the Online Retailer category.

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25 Apr

Marathon Man Goes Beyond Halfway

Running enthusiast Peter Thompson completed the Virgin Money London Marathon to pass the halfway point in his immense personal challenge to run an incredible 44 marathons in 44 days – a marathon within every country in Europe. Peter’s challenge ‘Marathons for the Mind’ aims to raise awareness and funds for mental health, supporting the charities Livability, who run the Dorset-based wellbeing discovery centre Livability Holton Lee, and MIND.

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25 Apr

Records Galore At Memorable London

The record-breaking feats of Mary Keitany and David Weir weren’t the only records smashed at a memorable Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday (23 April). After a record number of runners crossed the start line of the marathon, more than 39,400 completed the gruelling 26.2-mile journey from Blackheath to Westminster, making the 37th edition of the race the biggest in its history by 347 runners.

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24 Apr

Witches And Weddings At London Marathon

One of the most interesting features of the Virgin Money London Marathon is the weird and wonderful world record attempts and the cast-iron certainty that a proposal will take place. Sunday’s race proved to be no different as Lancashire’s Nicola Nuttall became the fastest witch to complete a marathon, while Wallsend Harriers’ Marie Collinson proposed to her partner (and clubmate) John Dodds. 

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