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15 May

Spartan Returns


The Spartan obstacle race series returns to Scotland this summer, featuring challenging hills that will do their best to drain the energy from your legs. The Spartan Edinburgh Beast, Ultra Beast, and Sprint Weekend will be held on on 22-23 July at Spittal Farm in Ninemileburn, Midlothian.

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12 May

Brathay Begins

Brathay 10in10 2016

Sixteen people will this morning (12 May) embark on what is known to be one of the most challenging, yet breathtaking, events in the UK – the Brathay 10in10. Runners will be required to tackle 10 marathons in 10 consecutive days around Lake Windermere, taking in the honey-pot sites of Hawkshead, Newby Bridge, Bowness-on-Windermere and Ambleside. 

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11 May

All About The Love At North Lincs Half

North Lincolnshire Half Marathon

It may have only been the sixth staging of the event, but the North Lincolnshire Half Marathon looks likely to be around for years to come. The post-race briefing from organisers Neil and Nicola Pattison summed up nicely why it has made a strong impact in such a short period of time: “We love what we what we do, and we love making this event great for you.”

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11 May

Heading For The Headrow

Leeds Half Marathon

The Plusnet Leeds Half Marathon, one of the flagship events of the Run For All series, will celebrate its 32nd staging as 8,500 participants make their way to The Headrow on Sunday (14 May). The event is renowned for its supportive crowds, friendly volunteers and amazing atmosphere. 

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9 May

Rees And Wyeth To Be Reunited

Matt Rees ad David Wyeth

It has been an eventful few weeks for Matt Rees. Two weeks ago, the Swansea Harrier shot to stardom after assisting exhausted runner David Wyeth to the finish line at the Virgin London Marathon. On Sunday, he produced a fine performance to win the Great Welsh Marathon. To cap this off, Rees will be reunited with the runner he helped at London when they both compete at the Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run 10K on Sunday 28 May.

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9 May

Seventh Heaven For Sunderland Runners

Start of the Run Sunderland Festival

Almost 4,000 competitors made their way to Keel Square on Sunday (7 May) for what was the highest ever turnout at the Run Sunderland Festival. The seventh staging of the event unfolded in fine spring (albeit windy) weather, with marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe and local Team GB marathon star Alyson Dixon providing a thrilling finale to the half marathon. 

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