The 15th annual BTR Liverpool Santa Dash on Sunday (2 December) saw the city transformed into a sea of red, blue and mini Santas. Close to 7,000 Santas from across the globe, including representatives from France, Gibraltar, Norway and Switzerland, all took part, making the Santa Dash the UK’s biggest festive fun run.
Sport in the North West has a new champion! And now communities in Tameside, Manchester, Salford, Preston and Liverpool are set to benefit from support from a new project which was launched on Tuesday (6 December) at Salford's Media City.
Its status as one of the most picturesque and challenging marathons in the UK means that Snowdonia Marathon Eryri will be a sell-out next year. Demand for the 2019 event was extremely high, with organiser Jayne Lloyd releasing a statement apologising to disappointed applicants.
South Yorkshire’s most popular 10k just seems to be getting faster with Jack Martin setting a course record and Eilish McColgan once again excelling as she defended her title on Sunday (2 December). The race saw another incredible turnout with close to 3000 competing at the Steel City Striders’ organised event.
There may not be many better ways to run off the excesses of Christmas lunch than Motiv Sports’ Turkey Trot at Kings Dock, Liverpool. What’s more, the Boxing Day 5k will once again be supporting local food banks and will be taking donations on the day to help those less fortunate.
For close to six decades, the stretch of beach from Blyth to Seaton Sluice has been home to one of the region’s most historically rich events. This Sunday (2 December) will see the Blyth Sands Race edge closer to its 60th year when 200 participants take on its demanding 5 mile course.
Race organisers Tape2Tape have added an exciting new race to their schedule for 2019 and it is one that is sure to get the love birds singing. Scheduled for Sunday 10 February, the Run Your Heart Out Valentine’s 10K in Scunthorpe will offer runners the chance to enter with their offer half, with the top five couples in line for a romantic prize.
The prospect of an exciting route at a racecourse plus that of a speedy end to autumn training certainly had the desired effect as 2,500 runners took part in what was only the second ever staging of the Doncaster 10K on Sunday (25 November).
Excitement is mounting ahead of the start of Marcothon 2018 on Saturday (1 December). This annual winter challenge is to complete a minimum of 3 miles or 25 minutes running on each of the 31 days in December.
Sunday (25 November) turned out to be a triple celebration for Eilish McColgan as she celebrated her 28th birthday, a first place finish and a course record at the Wilmslow Festive 10K. McColgan was one of close to 4000 runners to compete in what was just the third staging of the event.