The North East gave a very warm welcome to its newest parkrun last Saturday (12 January) at the Pastures, Alnwick. Some fine crisp January weather meant good conditions for the new event and an enthusiastic field revelled in the beautiful setting below Alnwick Castle.
The Chester 10K has doubled its entry capacity for what will be its second staging this March, and, with less than two months until race day, organisers have confirmed they are on course for another sell-out.
It may have a slightly gruesome name but The Bloodaxe Challenge is all about the joy of running at whatever level you feel most comfortable. The event, staged at York Sports Village's 1k cycle circuit, invites participants to complete as many (or as few) laps within the two hour limit.
There’s still time left to enter Blackburn’s favourite annual 10k, the Winter Warner. The event, scheduled for Sunday 3 February, is known for its welcoming atmosphere and an attractive course that is a nice blend of road racing and countryside running.
One of the country’s most popular 5 mile events, the VeloRunner Alsager 5, will welcome a sell-out field on Sunday 3 February. And next month’s event is set to be an emotionally charged affair with the 5 miler dedicated to its long standing race director, Dave Edwards, who passed away in November.
A partnership between Newcastle-based international children’s charity COCO (Comrades of Children Overseas) and law firm Ward Hadaway has provided vital funds for a school in Tanzania. A team of 50 runners from the law firm ran a 135-mile non-stop relay to raise £7,500 and prevent the Mshangano Secondary School from closing.
Veteran runners competing at this summer’s (Sunday 2 June) Asda Foundation Hull Half Marathon are being offered the opportunity to represent England at a high profile event. The incentive is a big draw for the Hull Half, which was launched last year and forms part of the impressive Run For All portfolio.
It’s that time of year again when the world’s largest half marathon opens its doors to hundreds of thousands of applications. The general entry ballot for the Simplyhealth Great North Run, scheduled for Sunday 8 September, is now open, with prospective registrants given just over a month to apply.
The Wave Horizon 2 is Mizuno’s offering to that very demanding group of runners who want it all: moderate to severe overpronators who need lots of stability, but who also crave maximum cushioning in a high-mileage, everyday road shoe. I’m one of them. And being in need of new trainers to start me off on the long road to Boston Marathon in the spring, I decided to try them out.