16 Apr

Individual Races Open At Tour

Tour of TamesideOrganisers of the Tour of Tameside have presented an excellent opportunity for those looking to take part in the event but don’t want to commit to the full three-day challenge. Prospective runners can now take part in individual races across the weekend of 19-21 June. 

Known to be one of the north west’s most iconic events, the Tour was first introduced in the 1980s by marathon runner Ron Hill. With the assistance of Ron Hill and the support of local organisations, Sports Tours International revised the challenge earlier this year.

The first race will commence on Friday evening with a six-mile fell at Copley Leisure Centre in Stalybridge. Saturday’s High Peak Half Marathon, which is run along the Longendale trail, will be dedicated to PC Nicola Hughes who tragically lost her life in an incident in Tameside. The weekend event draws to a close on Father’s Day with a seven-mile race through Hyde.

Ron, who recently ran with his son Graham in a run to mark 50 years of running every day, commented: “I think runners should get involved in the Hyde “7“ on Father’s Day and the last day of the Tour of Tameside as it is not a difficult course and the road surfaces are good.”

Chris Bird, chief executive of Sports Tours International, added: “It’s brilliant to see that so many people have already signed up to take on all three stages of the Tour of Tameside. We understand some people might not be able to commit to all three races so we have created three fantastic races and runners can chose whether to enter one, two or all three of the stages.”

More information and registration details are available here


  1. Alison said...

    I still have my Tour tshirts from the ^0's - treasured possessions providing great memories.