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4 Oct

Yorkshire Ready For Festival Of Running

Dickie Bird at the 2016 Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon

General entries for the 2018 staging of the Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon are now open, with demand for the event, which has sold out every year since its launch in 2013, set to be exceptionally high. This confirmation comes as the marathon prepares for its latest staging on Sunday (8 October), which, with the highly popular Yorkshire 10 Mile also taking place, will see over 10,000 participants compete in the region’s festival of running.  

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4 Oct

13th Anniversary Celebration For parkrun

Karen Weir parkrun ambassador

In many cultures the number 13 has sinister portents and many superstitions surround the first compound number in English language. However, for parkrunners everywhere there is much to celebrate as it was exactly 13 years ago this weekend that 13 runners took part in the inaugural Bushy Park Time Trial over 5k and the global phenomenon of parkrun was born.

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3 Oct

2,000 Take On Tunnel

Mersey Tunnel 10K

The Mersey Tunnel 10K took little time in adjusting to its new autumn scheduling with over 2,000 runners competing at Sunday’s (1 October) race. This was the first time the event had taken place other than in summer, yet the field were treated to some fine weather conditions and witnessed a new course record by Liverpool Pembroke’s Kirsty Longley. 

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28 Sep

Ground Breaking Project To Show Trail Runners The Way

TrailFest and Harvey Maps have launched a new project that aims to work directly with running enthusiasts to create a series of maps optimised to suit the needs of the trail runner. The ‘Maps For Trailrunners Project’ is breaking new ground in its approach to mapping designing maps that cater specifically for trail runners by recruiting a team of runners of varying abilities to test current maps and mapping over mixed terrain. 

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26 Sep

Golden Day At Steel City

Asda Foundation Sheffield 10K

Just two years old and the Asda Foundation Sheffield 10K can start thinking of itself as a mainstay on the circuit with close to 4000 runners competing on Sunday (24 September). If Sunday’s race is anything to go by it can look forward to plenty more thrilling finishes too, with just nine seconds separating the top three competitors. 

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