Over 1000 runners hit the streets of Rochdale on Sunday (6 October) to compete across a trio of events – Half Marathon, 10K and Fun Run. The races began at Rochdale Town Hall, with early morning showers clearing away to bring dry and sunny conditions for the day.
The MBNA Chester Marathon celebrated its 10th anniversary in the style it has been accustomed as a record number of over 6,000 runners took part yesterday (Sunday 6 October) across the trio of events (marathon, metric marathon and family fun run). Some 20,000 locals and visitors witnessed the spectacle of the runners streaming through Chester City centre and off into North Wales before returning to Chester for a stunning finish by the River Dee.
Rochdale is preparing to host over 1200 runners for a trio of events this weekend, with a half marathon, 10k and fun run all set to go ahead this Sunday (October). While online entry has now closed, if you missed the deadline you can still enter in person at Number One Riverside in Rochdale town centre on Saturday 5 October (10.30am – 3pm) or on the morning of the event from 8am until 9.30am if there are any places remaining.
Wiggle Manchester Half Marathon is living up to its reputation as one of the most inclusive events on the UK running calendar with its support of 12 young homeless people (aged 16 to 25) who will be taking part on the big day – Sunday 13 October.
As reported earlier this week, Sunday’s City of Preston 10K was postponed due to severe weather conditions rendering the course unsafe for runners. Organiser The Running Bee Foundation moved quickly to find a new date however, with the race now scheduled to go ahead on Sunday 20 October.
Humble pie is still in the oven as runABC reporter Alan Newman had tipped 5000m and 10,000m world record holder Kenenisa Bekele for victory in the 46th BMW Berlin Marathon on Sunday (29 September) without approaching Eliud Kipchoge's phenomenal world marathon record set here last year.
Race organisers were forced to make a late call to postpone Sunday’s City of Preston 10K. Adverse weather, with parts of the course completely flooded, resulted in organisers making the tough decision to ensure runners’ safety.
Run North West have announced the closure of their retail shop in Hyde. The team revealed they were unable to generate enough business at the location and as a thank you to their customers are offering a substantial sale on stock items that will run for 9 days until it closes.
There will be no English Half Marathon and 10K going ahead this year, it has been confirmed. The news comes after the postponement of the event, just over one week ago, and arrived via a heartfelt statement from organiser Rob Griffiths.