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Astronaut Tim Peake sets Guinness World Record for fastest marathon in space

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
ESA astronaut Tim Peake has achieved a Guinness World Record title for the fastest marathon in space, while 30 more fancy dress records have been smashed at the London Marathon here on earth.

The fancy dress runners were out in full force at the London Marathon on Sunday and managed to set an incredible 30 Guinness World Records over the course of the day, including Fastest marathon dressed in a full body dinosaur outfit (3:08.34) and Fastest marathon in a four-person costume (5:25.02). But ... 

Chafing at the bits: Marathon week

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Diary of an inefficient runner: after months of training, RW's John Carroll finally tackles London Marathon.

Week 15 With a week to go before the race, John Carroll is feeling fairly confident. The arrogance! Read last week's post Monday 18th-Saturday 23rd April Final week before the marathon and I’m torn between the discomfiting sense that I ought to be doing something and the poleaxing desire to just wait for ...  ... 

26 fantastic London Marathon 2016 facts

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
From speedy celebrities to 250 vats of lube, in its 36-year history the almighty Virgin Money London Marathon has amassed some rather interesting facts.

1. The London Marathon is the Guinness World Record's largest annual fundraising event in the world. The event itself holds a Guinness World Record for one-day charity fundraising, a record it has broken each year for the past nine years. 2. Since its launch 36 years ago, London Marathon runners have raised over ... 

8 restaurants with food offers for London Marathon finishers

By Georgia Scarr on in Events
If the thought of free or cheap food won’t get you to the finish line this Sunday, we don’t know what will.

You’ve trained for months, battled your way to the finish and got your hands on the coveted London Marathon medal – if there’s one thing you deserve, it’s a ruddy good meal! Check out these restaurants, which are running special offers for those of you who made it through. Gourmet Burger ... 

Chafing at the bits

By John Carroll on in Events
Diary of an inefficient runner: the journey of RW's John Carroll towards London.

WEEK 1 Sunday 3rd January After recovering from a fairly nasty festive chest infection (self-diagnosed), I try to run six miles. I manage 5.2, going from 9:30 mile all the way down to a 10:36. I am wiped and wheezing afterwards, but console myself with the comforting thought that I am already ... 

What it takes to run the Antarctic Ice Marathon

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RW’s Steven Seaton travels to the end of the earth to tackle the wild majesty of the Antarctic Ice Marathon.

I’m struggling to speak. My brain is sending words to my mouth but they aren’t coming out properly. The left side of my face is numb with cold, my lips feel like they’ve been glued together and I’m slurring badly. Conversation is pointless anyway; the wind has picked up and ... 

Run for International Women’s Day 2016

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
Join forces with your friends and celebrate International Women’s Day by going for a run!

Tuesday 8th March is International Women’s Day! And what better way to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women around the globe than by going for a run together? Various runs are happening around the world in celebration of the contributions of women throughout history. Here’s what’s happening ... 

ASICS launch search for Beat the Sun runners

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24 amateur runners will race to beat the sun around Mont Blanc this June.

ASICS has launched its annual global search for amateur runners to take part in their Beat the Sun challenge, which starts and finishes in Chamonix on June 21st 2016.  The event in Chamonix offers amateur runners a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to team up with expert athletes in a unique relay race. The race ...  ... 

London Marathon to celebrate 1 million milestone

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
The millionth finisher is due to cross the finish line of the Virgin Money London Marathon this April.

History will be made on April 24th when the Virgin Money London Marathon's millionth runner crosses the event's finish line. To celebrate the incredible milestone, London Marathon organisers have launched a campaign to celebrate every single runner who has completed the 26.2-mile challenge in the capital since the inaugural race in ... 

Kelly Holmes to run the London Marathon

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
Dame Kelly Holmes has signed up to her first marathon in the capital this April.

The double Olympic champion, who won gold medals in the 800m and 1500m events in Athens in 2004, will come out of retirement for one day to take on 26.2 miles at the Virgin Money London Marathon. On Monday, London Marathon organisers announced the 45-year-old will be among the 40,000 strong ... 

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