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Weekend of running: 13th & 14th

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Your weekend of running in pictures, Christmas special...

"A shot of me and my partner Tiger Tim Butler (raising money for 21st Century Tiger) and his daughter Mel and my santa dogs KC and Moss at Lincoln Santa Run." - Tracie  Continue reading

Runner's World UK take on the beer mile

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We wrote about it in the Jan '15 issue, so we thought we better try it. Here is the RW beer mile...

The January 2015 issue of Runner's World (out now in shops, go get a copy) features an article on the beer mile, a race that amateurs and Olympians alike have been taking part in. The challenge is to drink four beers and run four laps of a track. There are many ... 

Man v Marathon Des Sables: The Marathon Des Sables Kit List

By Kieran Alger on in Events
Everything you need (and need to leave out) to succeed in the Sahara.

You know you’re facing a real endurance challenge when putting together your race kit is as daunting as the training schedule. That’s how I feel about the Marathon Des Sables right now.  With ten compulsory items required to even step over the start line plus all the things you might want ... 

Vitality Run Hackney Half Marathon open for early bird entries

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The Vitality Run Hackney Half Marathon Early Bird £5 discount ends at midnight on Monday December 15th. The second edition of this race will take place on Sunday May 10, 2015. The Vitality Run Hackney Half Marathon is a friendly, flat and fast course that runs through the heart of east ... 

Keep motivated to run throughout winter with Jantastic

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Training in the winter can be hard going, but online running challenge Jantastic aims to help runners achieve their New Year fitness goals.

Tired of committing to New Year’s resolutions that you fail to keep? Look no further. Jantastic is a fitness challenge designed to inspire the nation to get active during the winter months. Aimed at encouraging and motivating participants to set and achieve their personal activity goals, Jantastic provides a ...  ... 

The launch of the inaugural Uganda International Marathon 2015

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
The new sporting event plans to attract both local and international runners to the local community.

UK fundraising platform, Shauku Foundation has teamed up with Ugandan NGO, CHEDRA, to launch the inaugural Uganda International Marathon. Taking place on 24 May 2015, the race will see 2,000 runners tackling a beautiful course through rural villages and farmland, before finishing in Masaka town. The marathon is a fundraiser with ...  ... 

5 Biggest Challenges Running the Marathon Des Sables

By Kieran Alger on in Events
The biggest barriers to success in the Sahara

Finding the right kit The first thing you realise when you start reading into the Marathon Des Sables is just how much kit you need. First there’s a list of around ten compulsory items, including a sleeping bag, a lighter and a venom pump. Without these the organisers won’t let you ... 

Weekend of running: 22nd & 23rd November

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Your weekend running highlights.

"A rainy 5 mile run around Pednor in Chesham." - David Turner  Continue reading

Man v Marathon Des Sables: Taking on the Toughest Footrace on Earth

By Kieran Alger on in Events
One man versus 156 miles of the Moroccan Sahara.

In 19 weeks I’ll be standing under a start banner somewhere in the Moroccan Sahara. Ahead of me will be 156 miles of sand dunes, desert tracks and six days of 40-degree heat as I take on the ‘toughest footrace on earth’, the Marathon Des Sables (MDS).  I’ve done ultras before. ... 

Second annual 261 Women’s Marathon and 10K announced

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The only women's marathon in Europe is scheduled to take place on International Women's Day, 8 March 2015.

The Palma de Mallorca tourist board has announced the second annual 261 Women’s Marathon and 10K, the only women’s marathon in Europe, will take place in the city on 8 March 2015, International Women’s Day. Registration for both races is now open.   This is the second edition of this pioneering ... 

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