The North East is arguably the running capital of the UK. A series of high profile events, an amazing club structure, superb facilities and a heritage that includes iconic names like Cram and Foster creates a local DNA with a huge running focus.
The Yorkshire countryside will play host to an action-packed, fundraising weekend of charity trail- running and rambling this summer with the return of the Asda Foundation Yorkshire Dales Festival. Taking place on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 August, the event consists of two challenging trail runs plus four walking routes that are said to offer stunning views of the Dales.
Said to be one of the most scenic 13.1 miles in the country, Keswick Half Marathon is just around in the corner and with just under two weeks (Sunday 5 May) until race day, organisers are still taking entries for the upcoming race.
Merseyside foodies will no doubt be excited by the prospect of the first ever Pizza Run tomorrow (Saturday 20 April). In what is set to be the region’s sauciest fun run, the event will see competitors take on a 5k course where they must devour a slice of pizza (crust too!) at the 2.5k & 5k marks.
It may be one of the smaller races on the circuit but the Bridlington 5 Mile Easter Dash certainly packs a punch and is a firm favourite for many northern runners. Tomorrow's (Friday 19 April) event is on course to be the biggest yet, with organisers Nice Work telling us that a record number of participants have already registered.
The City of Preston 10K came under new management in 2018 when Sports Tours International stepped in to take up the reins of a race in danger of disappearing. The Sports Tours team were pleased with the partnerships they created to put on the event (particularly with the local council and JD Gyms) and were delighted to attract 2,000 entries for the feature event and the kid's fun run.
14 years in and the appeal of the Mersey Tunnel 10K just seems to be getting stronger as a sell-out field competed at Sunday’s (14 April) event. The race witnessed another superb performance from Kirsty Longley, who surpassed her 2017 performance to set a course record on her way to victory.
Boston Marathon never fails to deliver drama in spades and yesterday's 123rd edition on Patriot's Day (Monday, 16 April) lived up to expectations. Boston debutant Lawrence Cherono (Kenya) won in the closest finish since 1988 to deny Lelisa Desisa (Ethiopia) a third victory and Worknesh Degefa (Ethiopia) took her first ever World Marathon Majors success in the women's race.