18 Sep

parkrun goes Dutch

parkrun in Milton Keynes

Plans to further expand the global reach of parkrun took a step further last week with confirmation that the Netherlands will become the 22nd country in which the event is staged. No specific date has been outlined yet plans are currently in development to launch parkrun in major cities across the Netherlands over the course of 2020.

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17 Sep

Merseyside shows way forward with Medal Muddle

Medal Muddle finishers

Merseyside is pushing forward with its eco-friendly and forward-looking event, the Medal Muddle, with the second staging of the 5k lined up for the last Saturday in September. Organised by Hoylake-based BTR Road Runners, the event uses both up-cycled medals and recycled t-shirts for its participants to minimise waste and increase its sustainability.

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16 Sep

Run for All seeks team players

Team players wanted for two of Run For All's biggest events

The Run For All team have laid down the gauntlet for teams of runners for two of their biggest events, the Leeds and Sheffield Half Marathons. A popular feature of both half marathons, the team challenges are open to groups of friends, family and work colleagues who compete to lift the title of fastest team in the race.

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13 Sep

Cardiff joins SuperHalfs

Cardiff Half Marathon

The Cardiff Half Marathon will be one of five leading 13.1 mile events that is part of the new SuperHalfs international running series, it has been confirmed. Cardiff joins Lisbon, Prague, Copenhagen and Valencia in the series, which aims to bring together some of the world’s best events with the aim of promoting running, tourism and environmental sustainability in each of the member cities.

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9 Sep

Kosgei shows class on Tyneside

 

Brigid Kosgei

While all eyes were on Sir Mo Farah and his pursuit of a sixth consecutive title at yesterday's (Sunday, 8 September) Great North Run, it was Brigid Kosgei who stole the headlines with an exceptional performance when she ran the fastest ever time (64:28) over 13.1 miles. Not to be outdone, however, Farah, despite looking somewhat fatigued, secured his victory and in a personal best time at the distance.

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