30 Apr

Runners encouraged to double up at Sunderland City Runs

Aly Dixon - image by Lee Cuthbertson

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. 

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29 Apr

Kipchoge & Kosgei are peerless at London Marathon

Kipchoge wins London Marathon 2019

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.

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26 Apr

North East adds two as parkrun fever continues

Blyth Links parkrun

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.

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24 Apr

Dare to scale the Yorkshire Dales this summer

Asda Foundation Yorkshire Dales

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.

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