Merseyside foodies will no doubt be excited by the prospect of the first ever Pizza Run tomorrow (Saturday 20 April). In what is set to be the region’s sauciest fun run, the event will see competitors take on a 5k course where they must devour a slice of pizza (crust too!) at the 2.5k & 5k marks.
It may be one of the smaller races on the circuit but the Bridlington 5 Mile Easter Dash certainly packs a punch and is a firm favourite for many northern runners. Tomorrow's (Friday 19 April) event is on course to be the biggest yet, with organisers Nice Work telling us that a record number of participants have already registered.
The City of Preston 10K came under new management in 2018 when Sports Tours International stepped in to take up the reins of a race in danger of disappearing. The Sports Tours team were pleased with the partnerships they created to put on the event (particularly with the local council and JD Gyms) and were delighted to attract 2,000 entries for the feature event and the kid's fun run.
14 years in and the appeal of the Mersey Tunnel 10K just seems to be getting stronger as a sell-out field competed at Sunday’s (14 April) event. The race witnessed another superb performance from Kirsty Longley, who surpassed her 2017 performance to set a course record on her way to victory.
Boston Marathon never fails to deliver drama in spades and yesterday's 123rd edition on Patriot's Day (Monday, 16 April) lived up to expectations. Boston debutant Lawrence Cherono (Kenya) won in the closest finish since 1988 to deny Lelisa Desisa (Ethiopia) a third victory and Worknesh Degefa (Ethiopia) took her first ever World Marathon Majors success in the women's race.
Tameside tourists (and other local runners) are invited to 'recce' the route for the X-Trail 10K, the first event in June's four race Tour of Tameside series. And be part of an environmental clean-up the same time!
Forget music – today the hill was alive with the sound of runners of all ages and abilities tackling the 13.1 miles of the Asda Foundation Sheffield Half Marathon. A taxing mile-long climb up Ringinglow Road is a key feature of the event but it proved no match for the thousands of participants who conquered the hill and were rewarded with wonderful views of the Peak District.
The mother of all marathons takes place on Monday (15 April) – Patriot's Day in the USA. Boston Marathon started in 1897 with 15 runners; the 123rd edition will involve 30,000 runners and a half million spectators on the iconic course from Hopkington to Boylston.