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Race report: Loch Ness Marathon 2015

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
Our Online News Editor Rhalou hotfoots it to the highlands in search of Nessie at the Baxters Loch Ness Marathon.

Having heard great things about the race, I’ve been lusting after a Loch Ness marathon spot for years and was delighted to be taking part in the event last weekend. Launched in 2002, the 26.2-mile race around Scotland’s iconic Loch Ness has built a solid reputation as one of the ... 

10 fastest marathons in the world

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
If you're keen to improve your long distance speed then perhaps it's time to enter one of the world's fastest marathons.

Feeling the need for speed? Aside from good old-fashioned training, if you want to up your pace then optimum weather conditions, good organisation and a little touch of magic can all contribute to a speedy marathon time. Check out our rundown of the world’s top ten fastest marathons and get ... 

Berlin Marathon - some running stats

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Strava have revealed some interesting insights into the fastest marathon

As GPS and tracking technology continues to become the standard way that runners document their training and racing, the data that can be harvested from these uploads is revealing far more about running than was first imagined.  When lots of people are running together, well, it gets even more interesting! Strava ... 

7 best trail races in Europe

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
Cut your teeth on the trails with seven of the best off-road races Europe has to offer.

City races are great fun, but sometimes we all need to cast aside our PB dreams, escape the urban metropolis and hit the trails for a lungful of fresh air. Check out our pick of the best off-road European races in 2016 and prepare to enjoy a weekend of breathtaking ... 

My Mile - Joe Mackie

By Joe Mackie on in Events
RW deputy editor Joe regales how he set about tackling the mile and rediscovered a love for running

If I’m honest, my relationship with running was in a bit of a rut earlier this year. Not a scary end-game, ‘we’ve grown apart’ kind of rut, just that a-bit-too-comfortable-watching-boxsets-on-the-sofa-together kind of thing. I was contentedly meandering though medium-pace miles, but I needed something to re-ignite the passion and I ... 

Race report: A taste of the top 5 autumn half marathons

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
Tempted to enter a half marathon? To celebrate the start of the autumn half marathon season check out our 13.1 mile taster reviews.

Event: Windsor Half Marathon Date: Sunday 27th September 2015 Words: Penny Comins The course is two concentric loops of the centre of the park – the first five-mile loop being contained within the second seven mile one. The Long Walk provided the spectacular start and finish point, although the brightly coloured bunched ribbon of runners ... 

Start training for a September 10K today

By Rhalou Allerhand on in Events
Need a speed boost? Sign up to one of our top 10K races taking place across the country this September.

1. QEOP Summer 10K Series London, Saturday 5th September 2015 With medals, prizes, goody bags and changing facilities, this 10K race series taking place on the first Saturday of every month in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is the perfect place to get your speed on. Enter here 2. The Shoreham Woods 10K ...  ... 

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 ... 

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