There will be another stellar cast at next month’s Simplyhealth Great North Run with confirmation that both Sir Mo Farah and Vivian Cheruiyot will compete. If successful, Farah will become the first ever runner to win five consecutive races at the Tyneside event.
44 miles is certainly not for the fainthearted and the ascent, which totals around 7136 feet, means that the La Sportiva Grand Tour of Skiddaw, due to take place on Saturday 1 September, is right up there with some of the toughest trail races on the northern circuit.
The appeal of one of the North West's top road races has been confirmed as worldwide with one runner, Claudia Calderón Canseco, making the journey from Mexico to compete at the UKFast City of Salford 10K on Sunday 9 September.
Ben Davis is on course to complete one of the most grueling feats of endurance running Yorkshire has ever seen. The 31-year-old is nearing the end of a challenge that has seen him run the perimeter of the county, a distance of approximately 450 miles and an ascent of over 41,000 feet.
The British Mile Relays is set for a return on Thursday 30 August with added support from event organiser Mersey Racing and Wirral AC. Launched last year, the relays are an innovative race series in which women and men race on equal terms in teams of four – two women and two men.
It may have been one of the greyest events witnessed in the race’s 31 year history but this didn’t deter what was another impressive turnout at the Sherwoods Vauxhall Darlington 10K. The north-east event saw close to 2000 runners compete with 2017 winner Dominic Shaw putting in another strong performance to defend his title.
The date for next year’s Run For The 96 has been announced with entries opening at the weekend to coincide with the start of the new football season. The 2019 event is scheduled for Saturday 11 May – 30 years since 96 Liverpool Football Club fans lost their lives at the Hillsborough tragedy on 15 April 1989.
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Three university students took Greggs's slogan 'Got to get to Greggs' to a new extreme by running to each of the bakery chain's Newcastle stores in one day. The guys, Matthew Bradbury, Matthew Hutton and Matthew Clark, clocked up around 27 miles as they made their way around 29 separate stores in the North East.