This year's Birchwood 10K is nearing a sell-out with organisers announcing there are a limited number of entries available. Registration for the event on for Sunday 19 August is due to close on Saturday (11 August), and, with a sell-out recorded in the previous two years, all entries are expected to be snapped up.
A good number of the country's fastest runners are expected to be making their way to the River Tyne on Wednesday 15 August for the latest installment of the Quayside 5K – an event that is known to be a haven for PBs.
Next month’s Tees Pride 10K will have a distinctly party feel with the race hosted in conjunction with the Acklam Hall Summer Festival. With live entertainment, food and drink stalls, a beer tent and bouncy castles, the festival has become a staple of the summer for local families.
Runners will be able to celebrate the 70th birthday of the NHS by taking part in a new virtual event. The official NHS70 Virtual Run ‘7 for 70’Go is a joint project by Virtual Racing and NHS Charities Together.
With course records of 13:55 and 16:46 (set respectively by Jonny Mellor in 2014 and Tessa McCormick the following year), it's no surprise the Ellesmere Port RC 5K is regarded as one of the quickest events in the north.
This Sunday (4 August) will see one of the UK’s premier road races, the Asda Foundation York 10K, celebrate its tenth anniversary. Over 5000 competitors are expected to be in attendance for an event that offers a rare opportunity to run through the historic city of York.
Support. It's something we all need from time to time. Runners especially look to training partners and cheering crowds to push them to success in the final mile (and the first). If you also require support in your trainers (and some 70% of the running population do) then Mizuno's Wave Inspire will be a familiar name. Now in its 14th incarnation, it has been a perennial favourite with over pronators for years. And for good reason.
The deadline for the 2018 edition of the Sherwoods Vauxhall Darlington 10K is fast approaching with any entrants required to sign up before Friday (3 August). Registration for Sunday’s (12 August) is priced at just £16.50, or £14.50 for affiliated runners, a bargain for anyone chasing a late summer PB.
Sports Tours International has got behind the Manchester’s Bee in the City, a mass participation public art event launched last week. As part of the initiative, over 100 super-sized bees have been placed along a specially designed trail, which runs the length and breadth of the city.
The second annual Run For Rhys 5K will take on a slightly different profile this year with the inclusion of a 1 mile fun run. Scheduled for Sunday 26 August, the race has been organised to celebrate the life of the Liverpool youngster, whose life was tragically cut short at just 11 years old.