Organisers of the 2019 Siglion Sunderland City Runs have thrown down the gauntlet to tempt runners do double up at the upcoming event. In partnership with the Bridges shopping centre, the ‘Bridges Challenge’ involves completing the inaugural Sunderland City 5K on the evening of Saturday 11 May and then either the Siglion Sunderland City 10K or Half Marathon the following morning.
Organisers of Chester Half Marathon have teamed up with their official partner charity to come up with a truly unique challenge for the upcoming event on Sunday 19 May by asking a group of runners to make it all the way to Lapland!
The 39th Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday (28 April) elevated endurance running to unprecedented levels as world record holder Eliud Kipchoge was pushed to the second fastest time ever by the fastest runners-up in marathon history. Sir Mo Farah was fifth and two more British athletes excelled with top ten places and World Championships qualifications.
It’s a strange experience, being congratulated on a race you haven’t even run yet. But that’s just how it is in Boston, home to the most famous distance race in the world, in the days before Marathon Monday.
Spring 2019 has seen a further expansion in parkrun participation across the UK fuelled by large numbers across the board, record attendances and new events. A case in point is the North East which now boasts a complement of 28 events from Alnwick to Darlington. That total was reached last weekend (Saturday – 20 April) with the arrival of two new events.
Finally, the wait is over. After what always seems like an eternity to anxious athletes and their long suffering families the 39th Virgin Money London Marathon Expo is open and arguably the greatest marathon in the world takes place this Sunday (28 April).
The North East is arguably the running capital of the UK. A series of high profile events, an amazing club structure, superb facilities and a heritage that includes iconic names like Cram and Foster creates a local DNA with a huge running focus.
The Yorkshire countryside will play host to an action-packed, fundraising weekend of charity trail- running and rambling this summer with the return of the Asda Foundation Yorkshire Dales Festival. Taking place on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 August, the event consists of two challenging trail runs plus four walking routes that are said to offer stunning views of the Dales.