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Man v Marathon Des Sables: Who Runs the Marathon Des Sables?

By Kieran Alger on in Events
What kind of runner takes on the Sahara’s most famous footrace?

Every year over 1,000 people spend thousands of pounds in entrance fees, plus hundreds more on essential kit to be put through the ringer for six days, covering 156 miles in the heat of the Sahara. This year I’ll be joining them. Before anyone of us sets foot on the ... 

Promotion: ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon

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Beat the entry fee increase and enter the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon before 1st February.

Now is the best time to secure your place on the start line of the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon in Trafford, with entry fees increasing by £5 for individual places after 31st January. The ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon voted the UK’s Best Marathon by The Running Awards 2014 takes place on Sunday ... 

Weekend of running: 17th & 18th January

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The pictures highlights of your wintery running weekends.

"I was running in Peak District and it was beautiful untill snow storm caught up with me at the top of Black Hill....kept running just to stay warm" - Bozena  Continue reading

777 Marathon Challenge

By Annie Rice on in Events
A marathon challenge that covers 43,500km.

The concept is simple enough: 7 marathons in 7 continents over 7 days. It’s catchy. The reality? The facts and the stats can speak for themselves: Itinerary Marathon 1: Antarctica - 19th January. King George Island Marathon 2: South America -20th January. Punta Arenas Marathon 3: North America - 21st January. Houston Marathon 4: Europe ... 

Spring Half Marathons

By Annie Rice on in Events
Top half marathon picks for you this spring, go on you know you want to.

Marathon training or not, a half marathon this season is a great idea for a number of reasons. Here are a few: It will keep you training and motivated through winter If you are spring marathon training a halfway half is essential Training for a half marathon doesn't have to dominate your social ... 

Hope in Heels run

By Annie Rice on in Events
A different kind of race is bringing the fun this year.

January is the month to build up your race calendar for the year ahead. Amongst the a-races and training races scheduling in a fun race might help keep you sane and your running fun. Hope in Heels is that. We challenge you to run it with a straight face. The details: When? ... 

Project Awesome

By Annie Rice on in Events
We tried out a run club with a difference...

It’s 6.30am, freezing cold and pitch black. Tower Bridge is illuminated and there is a stillness rarely found in central London. I feel a bit like I’ve been tricked as no one apart from pack leader Danny appears to have showed up. As I prepare for a solo run session ... 

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 ... 

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