The Asda Foundation Hull Running Festival will shed its summer date for an earlier showing in 2020, organisers Run For All have confirmed. With the addition of a 13.1 mile event in 2018 on top of the well-established 10k, the event expanded to become a far bigger affair with close to 4000 taking part.
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic medals presented to athletes will be the culmination of an historic project, with all 5,000 being completely made out of recycled electronic devices. The unique medals are the outcome of Everyone’s Medal Campaign, launched in April 2017, to collect and recycle electronics from the public.
Race organisers Tape2Tape are on the look out for pacers for the upcoming ABP Humber Coastal Half Marathon. The event, scheduled for Sunday 15 September, is just three years young but has already enjoyed a fantastic claim to fame with a superb location on the sea front.
In soaring temperatures on what turned out to be the hottest day of the year so far, a field of close to 3000 runners tackled the 2019 Prince Bishops Durham City Run 10K and 5K races, completing challenging courses around the city centre, before finishing on Palace Green, in front of Durham Cathedral and Castle.
BTR Liverpool is once again offering participants at the Wirral Half Marathon and 10K on Sunday 8 September the opportunity to add some bling to their collection by providing a PB medal to anyone who is able to improve upon their previous time at the race.
Thousands of runners are getting ready to help the Asda Foundation York 10K celebrate a special milestone on Sunday 4 August. Next month will be a decade in action for the event, which since its launch has seen more than 50,000 people enter and over £2.5 million raised in charity.
Sir Mo Farah has made clear his intentions of sticking to longer distance running by confirming he will compete at the Great North Run. Farah will use the event, at which he is aiming to become the first ever runner to claim six titles, as preparation for the defence of his Chicago Marathon title in October.
On Saturday (20 July) legendary fell runner Joss Naylor returned to the one race he never quite managed to finish, the 1962 Lake District Mountain Trial. This weekend, and at the age of 83, he returned to successfully complete the missing section some 57 years later.
Even if it is one of the smaller events in the Run For All catalogue, the Asda Foundation Burnley 10K still stands as one of the most popular in Lancashire, with close to 1,000 runners competing in its seventh staging on Sunday (21 July).
Entries are now open for Always Aim High’s newest, and one of its most challenging events, The Snowdon24. Judging by the reaction of the first few days on release, it looks likely the event, staged over the 11 & 12 July, will reach a sell out in the coming weeks.