This Sunday (30 June) marks a special point in the history of the Humber Bridge Half Marathon with the event set to celebrate its 20th anniversary. Set against the backdrop of the magnificent Humber Bridge, formerly the longest single span bridge in the world, the half is truly one of its own in the northern calendar.
Organisers of Wiggle Manchester Half Marathon are giving runners the chance to run at their popular autumn race for the rock bottom price of just £1. 25 lucky runners, selected via a draw held on the first of July, August and September, will be the lucky recipients of this seriously discounted registration price.
The third staging of RunForJo, an event launched to celebrate the life of the MP Jo Cox, is a sell-out, organisers have confirmed. Staged under the banner of ‘far more unites us than divides us,’ the West Yorkshire event comprises two separate runs, a 6.5k cross country challenge and 2.5k family fun run, set around Oakwall Hall and Country Park.
The Tour of Tameside produced yet another thrilling four days of racing (13-17 June) and highlighted once again why the North West is such a mecca for running events. One of the stand-out features of the most recent event was the overwhelming support for The Running Bee Foundation, a project founded by organisers Sports Tours International to encourage people within their communities to become more active.
The North West hosted what is surely one of its most picturesque events on Sunday (16 June), BTR Liverpool’s Port Sunlight Road Race. Organised in conjunction with the Port Sunlight Village Trust (PSVT), race day brought with it sunny conditions for the 2,000 plus competing over the 5k, 10k and 1k events.
One of two events organised by Tynedale Harriers and AC (the other being the Jelly Tea 10 Mile Road Race), the Tynedale 10K now carries the name from which it gained so much notoriety: the pie and peas which are served post-race at the local pub.
One that is sure to appeal to runners who enjoy a good vintage: this summer will see Little Wold Vineyard in East Yorkshre host an event at which participants can enjoy a glass of wine (or four) as they run through the countryside.
Legendary fell runner Joss Naylor has revealed that he is planning to complete the route of the 1962 Lake District Mountain Trail. The 83-year-old, who has now completed an incredible 51 mountain trails, has also opened the door to anyone who would like to run part of the route with him on Saturday 20 July.
To raise awareness of the Samaritans, the charity has launched a challenge for July and is encouraging us to run, jog or walk 26.2 miles over the course of the month. The 26.2 miles can be covered in one day, 10 or over 31 – the only requirement is that you fulfill the obligation of the entire distance.