It was ladies first in the reveal of star athletes by the organisers of the 40th Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday, 26 April 2020. Having observed the necessary etiquette, appropriate as the women's elite race starts first, we can now savour the announcement that last year's top four men are set to clash in the capital once again. And that they will be joined by Kenenisa Bekele.
A stiff upper lip was needed as cold and wet conditions made it hard going at the Brass Monkey Half Marathon on Sunday (12 January). Richard Start showed that same resolve as he fought hard to the finish at this eco-friendly race.
Hills and mud were an explosive combination at the Temple Newsam Ten (12 January) and the deep puddles only added to the Sunday ‘fun’. However most participants managed to stay on their very wet feet at this arduous race.
Explore God’s own country this 31 May at the Yorkshire Dales Festival and run or walk a series of stunning routes through this much loved National Park. Run for All invite people to get fresh air and exercise whilst challenging themselves in a beautiful location for charity.
Organisers of October's Stirling Scottish Marathon are hoping to attract the north of England's top club runners after announcing a record prize pot of over £10,000. Elite runners will contest generous prizes in all age categories, and in the associated half marathon, but most interest will be in the men’s and women’s first place prize of £2000 each - ten times last year’s pot.
BTR Road Runners want the local community to join them on a journey to fitness and fun at their first Couch to 5K (C25K) programme. The programme starts in February and ends with the Medal Muddle 5K in April.
Organisers of February’s Oulton Park Half Marathon & 10K are reporting strong early year sales and advising potential particpants to sign up soon to avoid disappointment. The popular Cheshire event is aimed at runners preparing for a spring marathon who want to check they are on course to achieve their goals. Multi-event athletes are also catered for with a spring duathlon.
The general entry ballot has opened for the Simplyhealth Great North Run, the biggest half marathon in the world. And this year this iconic race on Sunday 13 September will be celebrating its 40th running.
A team of real life superheroes want people to be part of the 10th birthday celebrations of the Sunderland City Runs on 9 and 10 May. There is a choice of four distances, a sea front route and plenty of support at the big running festival in the region.