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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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13 Jun

Tour Time Beckons For Tameside Runners

Tour of Tameside

Around 1,000 runners are primed to compete in the 2017 edition of the Tour of Tameside, which commences on Thursday (15 June) to its finale on Sunday (18 June). Entries for the four separate stages remain open, meaning would-be competitors can still take part in the closing event, the Dr Ron Hyde 7 Mile Race, in what is sure to be a memorable occasion. 

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12 Jun

Port Sunlight Posts Sell Out

Port Sunlight, image courtesy Paul Francis Cooper

It seems the attraction of racing through the heart of the picturesque village of Port Sunlight has captured the hearts of runners across the UK with confirmation that next weekend’s (18 June) race is a sell-out. This is the sixth consecutive Port Sunlight event, which features a 5K and two-lap 10K followed by a children’s 1K fun run.

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8 Jun

Still Time To Be In Berlin

There is still time to secure a place at this year’s BMW Berlin Marathon. With an incredible atmosphere set in such an iconic and historical city, you can be right in the heart of the excitement as you join over 40,000 runners for the 44th edition of the race, which takes place on 24 September.

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8 Jun

Running To Remember Jo Cox

Run For Jo on Sunday 25 June

A special event has been organised to commemorate and celebrate the life of Jo Cox, the Labour politician who was tragically murdered last June. #RunForJo invites runners to take part in either a 2.5k family fun run or 6.5k at Oakwell Hall Country Park on Sunday 25 June – three days after what would have been Jo’s 43rd birthday. 

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7 Jun

Baht’at Ready To Bounce

Baht'at Trail Marathon and Half

This Sunday (11 June) will see the first ever staging of the Baht’at Trail Marathon and Half Marathon, a tough mixed terrain run that will offer competitors some stunning views of the Yorkshire countryside. The field of around 180 will make local history too – this is the first marathon and half to take place in the Keighley area.

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5 Jun

Fantastic Five For Burnley 10K

Asda Foundation Burnley 10K

Burnley burst alive yesterday (Sunday 4 June) when over 1300 runners made their way to the latest event in the Run For All series. The fifth anniversary of the Asda Foundation Burnley 10K showed just why it is now one of the highlights on the north west’s running calendar with thousands of enthusiastic supporting cheering on competitors as they made their way from Towneley Park.

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2 Jun

Milestone Beckons For Burnley 10K

One of Lancashire’s top events will celebrate its fifth birthday this Sunday (4 June) when up to 2,000 runners compete in the Asda Foundation Burnley 10K. Part of the successful Run For All portfolio, the 10k, like the other events in the series, will exude an all-inclusive atmosphere and is expected to once again generate a huge cash boost for charities. 

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