5 Oct

The National Festival of Running launches in 2019

a bird's eye view of Weston Park

A major new running event has been launched by a team made up of UKRunChat, the National Running Show and Breathe Unity. The National Festival of Running is a three-day event taking place at Weston Park in Shropshire on Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23 June 2019, and organisers are promising 'a weekend away with your running family and friends like no other'.

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27 Sep

All eyes on Chicago Marathon

Chicago Marathon

As head-to-heads go, this looks likely to be one of the most exciting in recent years. Mo Farah and Galen Rupp, former training partners at the Nike Oregon Project under the tutelage of Alberto Salazar, will be re-acquainted at the upcoming Chicago Marathon (Sunday 7 October) in what promises to be a compelling duel filled with numerous sub-narratives.

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26 Sep

Trafford 10K seeks new organiser

Dave Norman

It’s all change at one of the country’s most popular club races as Dave Norman announces he is stepping aside as organiser of the Trafford 10K. Norman has been in charge of the race for 20 years and seen the event become a cornerstone of the northern racing circuit, known for its welcoming, friendly atmosphere and strong PB potential.

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25 Sep

The ups and downs of ultra running

runners at comrades marathon

The Comrades Marathon is the world’s largest and oldest ultra marathon with a distance of about 89km. This fantastic event takes place every year in the KwaZulu-Natal Province of South Africa between Durban and Pietermaritzburg. The direction of the race changes every year, alternating between the ‘up run’ (87km) starting from Durban and the ‘down run’ (89km) starting from Pietermaritzburg.

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