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ASICS - Beat the Sun 2015 Highlights

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Five teams took on the challenge of running around Mont Blanc before the sun set...

On Sunday 21 June 2015, five continental relay teams, featuring expert and amateur runners, battled it out in an action-packed relay race around Mont Blanc, ASICS Beat the Sun. A mere four seconds separated Team Americas and Team South Europe after each team had completed 150km course, with both teams ... 

Rainbow Warrior

By Joe Mackie on in Events
RW’s Deputy Editor leaves the Garmin behind for a day of family fun at the Color Run, Wembley Park.

I’ll be honest, I have a bit of a reputation in the RW office for being something of a competitive animal, so a Personal Worst of 40-odd minutes for a 5K wouldn’t normally constitute a good Sunday. But then the Color Run is about as far from competitive as you ... 

Marathon running: why do people cheat?

By Alison Wade on in Events
Race directors and industry insiders say a few people every year will try to cut a course or swap bibs in pursuit of glory.

In the past year, several marathon scandals have made headlines. In November, the first woman to cross the finish line at the Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon was disqualified after she registered an impossibly fast (3:37/mile) second-half split. Organisers determined that the apparent women’s victor at April’s St. Louis Marathon had not run the full ... 

New sport swimrun comes to the UK this summer

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
Endurance events company Breca brings the fast-growing sport swimrun to the UK with its inaugural race, Breca Buttermere.

One of the fastest-growing endurance sports in the world, swimrun is set to take the UK by storm. An epic swimrun race across some of the countries most stunning and rugged landscapes, Breca Buttermere is a brand new event heading to the Lake District this summer, where participants run (and swim) over consecutive ...  ... 

Katie Nolan tries the Beer Mile

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Fox Sports 1 reporter Katie Nolan attempted to do her first beer mile...

Watch Fox Sports 1 reporter Katie Nolan take on the beer mile in spectacular style.  Continue reading

Colin Jackson says 'pants to prostate cancer' at Cardiff 5K this Father’s Day

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
Olympic champ Colin Jackson will be donning y-fronts on Father's Day to raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK.

On Sunday 21st June, Olympian Colin Jackson is urging Welsh dads to sign up to Go Dad Run, a 5K charity run. Each year over 40,000 men in the UK are diagnosed with prostate cancer. One in eight men in the UK will develop the disease, which rises to one in ... 

The summer of speed

By Rhalou Allerhand on
09 June 2015 at 16:48
in Events
Keen to speed up this summer? Sharpen your stride at one of our top 15 super fast 5K races across the country.

1. Forest Park Ladies 5K, Wednesday, 1 July 2015Warrington, Cheshire Featuring 99 per cent parkland trails, the Forest Park Ladies 5K is the ideal introductory race for women runners. 2. Lakeside 5k, Wednesday, 1 July 2015Hilsea, Hampshire A single virtually traffic-free lap, the Lakeside 5K is part of a six-race series, suitable for runners of all abilities. 3. Continue reading

Pair to run 400 miles from Scotland to London in aid of Ella’s Home

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
Two intrepid runners are set to run from Edinburgh to London this Saturday to raise awareness of sexual exploitation and trafficking in the UK.

32-year-old Emily Chalke and 24-year-old Rachel Price will be tackling the 400-mile stretch this Saturday 6 June in aid of Ella’s Home, a safe haven for women who have been trafficked and sexually exploited in the UK. The pair are expecting to take 16 days to complete ‘Ella’s Homerun’, running between 20-30 miles a day ... 

ASICS Beat The Sun picks the team

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Two UK runners have been chosen to race against the sun around Mont Blanc.

Back in March, ASICS Beat the Sun launched a global search to find 15 runners to take on the ultimate challenge: a race against each other and the sun, running between sunrise and sunset around the iconic Mont Blanc. Following the success of last year’s event, ASICS returns to Chamonix on 21st June ...  ... 

80-year-old grandfather set to break his own ultra-marathon record

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Jack Denness AKA Badwater Jack hopes to retain his record as the oldest person ever to finish Badwater 135.

This July Jack Denness, an 80-year-old grandfather from Kent, plans to run the Badwater 135, one of the most gruelling ultra marathons on the planet. Known as the ‘world’s toughest footrace,’ the 135-mile ultra endurance challenge covers three mountain ranges across Death Valley between Badwater and Mount Whitney in California. With ... 

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