After his heroic exertions last month when he successfully finished the remaining section from the 1962 Lake District Mountain Trial, Joss Naylor is putting his feet up (for a bit) and inviting fellow runners to join him for a beer at Hawkshead Brewery next week.
With a relatively small field, a multi-terrain course and post-race hospitality that includes both a barbeque and ice-cream van, there’s no surprise that the upcoming Escrick 10K is a big hit with Yorkshire runners.
If you love the buzz of race day and want to be part of one of the UK’s most celebrated events this might well be the gig for you: the Age UK Leeds Abbey Dash, scheduled for Sunday 27 October, is on the look out for volunteers to assist on what will be the race’s 34thedition.
To celebrate a decade of top events, organisers of the MBNA Chester Marathon are offering a free place to anyone who has competed at the previous nine events. What’s more, the ever-present stars will also be in line for some pre and post-race hospitality on Sunday 6 October.
With a field last year of around 150 runners, the Marple Firefighter’s 10K may not be one of the larger events around yet in its fascinating route, which moves along the Macclesfield Canal, and fundraising incentive at its core, it is certainly deserving of attention.
Aly Dixon will put her superhero status into practice by dressing as Wonder Woman at the upcoming Great North Run. The Sunderland Stroller has set her sights on breaking the Guinness World Record for the fastest superhero to run a half marathon.
Runners in the North West are being given the unique opportunity to test their limits at the upcoming Race the Tide in Cumbria. The 10K race, scheduled for Saturday 24 August, will challenge competitors to complete obstacles, crawl through mud, wade and swim through rivers and scramble to the top of wooded hillsides.
The Asda Foundation York 10K celebrated a decade in existence in style with over 5200 runners taking part in the anniversary event on Sunday (4 August). It was a fitting turnout for the race, which, since being launched in 2009, has become integral to the city’s sporting calendar.
Teesside University lecturer Sharon Gayter has set a new women’s record for the classic John O’Groats to Land’s End challenge. Facing sleep deprivation and some tough conditions, the 55-year-old covered the 822 mile journey in 12 days, 11 hours, 6 minutes and 7 seconds.