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Posted: 6 December 2002

February 2003
When is it? What is it? Why should you do it?
Sunday 2 Blackburn Winter Warmer 10K, Lancs A hilly, semi-rural race starting in Witton Country Park. Keeps you busy in a quiet month...
Sunday 16 Stamford 30K, Lincs Well-organised rural long race over a rare distance. Great marathon preparation. Includes a Valentines Pairs prize!
Sunday 23 Tunbridge Wells Half-Marathon, Kent 1000-strong Half, through pleasant Kentish countryside, including the pretty village of Penshurst. Plus: bouncy castle at race HQ!

March 2003
When is it? What is it? Why should you do it?
Sunday 2 Adidas Flora London Half-Marathon, Silverstone The world's greatest marathon spawns its first-ever half-marathon, at the Grand Prix racing circuit. Slick organisation and a fantastic atmosphere guaranteed - plus Runner's World pace groups.
Sunday 9 Cloud 9 Challenge, Congleton, Cheshire An 8.75-mile multiterrainer on an undulating course (or a hilly one, depending on your point of view...)
Sunday 9 Hillingdon 5, Middx Another of the UK's top-three five-milers. Very PB-friendly, and all abilities welcome.
Sunday 9 River Cam 10K, Cambridge Uses newly-built riverside cycle routes to head from the picturesque village of Fen Ditton into central Cambridge and back out. Replaces the Fen Ditton 5K.
Sunday 16 NEW! Broadland 15, Norwich 15 miles of quiet, undulating country roads in scenic Broadland - 300+ runners
Sunday 16 Cranleigh 15 + 21, Surrey Attractive, undulating Surrey course, with a long option if you're in good marathon shape!
Sunday 16 Hastings Half-Marathon, E Sussex Legendary spring seaside half, with 3500 runners and a few good hills... Enter early!
Sunday 23 Gatwick Half-Marathon, Surrey Long-established one-lap rural half starting in Redhill
Sunday 23 Paddock Wood Half-Marathon, Kent Highly-rated spring half, with a quick countryside course, and top-notch organisation
Sunday 30 NEW! Chedworth Roman Trail 10, Cirencester Scenic Cotswold course through Stowell Park and Coln Valley - expect 30% road, good tracks and three stream crossings!
Sunday 30 Woking TenTen - 10 Mile, Surrey Classic flat 10-miler with around 400 runners
Sunday 30 Woking TenTen - 10K, Surrey A shorter alternative to the 10-miler, at the same time. Just as flat!

April 2003
When is it? What is it? Why should you do it?
Sunday 6 Wakefield Hospice City 10K, W Yorks A good PB course! Fast and traffic-free.
Sunday 13 Bolton 10K It's a great way to run a race and then watch the London Marathon live in a nearby bar with other runners afterwards!
Friday 18 NEW! Maidenhead Easter 10, Berks A beautiful flat, rural road 10-miler, with a field of around 850.

May 2003
When is it? What is it? Why should you do it?
Monday 5 Watford 10K 400-strong on- and off-road race based from Watford's Cassiobury Park. All proceeds to charity
Sunday 11 Hogsmill Women's 5 Small, friendly women-only multi-terrain race taking in a mixture of town and country

June 2003
When is it? What is it? Why should you do it?
Sunday 1 Nike Sale 5, Manchester One of the UK's top-five five-milers, with a flat course that starts and finishes on the athletics track at Wythenshawe Park
Sunday 1 NEW! Woodhall Spa Half-Marathon, Lincs A 350-strong scenic rural half on a flat course. Wheelchairs welcome!
Wednesday 11 NEW! Forest 5, Bracknell, Berks. A splendid 500-strong evening trail race in Windsor Forest. Accurately measured, with an emphasis on runnability
Sunday 22 Blackpool Marathon, Lancs Sea air and one of Britain's fastest courses at the North's premier resort. It heads along coastal paths and promenades, including the Golden Mile.
Sunday 22 Blackpool Half-Marathon, Lancs Run in conjunction with the full marathon.

July 2003
When is it? What is it? Why should you do it?
Sunday 6 NEW! Bewl 15, E Sussex One-lap rural multiterrainer, marked every mile
Sunday 20 NEW! Skillington Skirmish 6.5, Lincs All-new race! Including 5.5 miles of country trails including the Viking Way
Sunday 27 Trentham 10, Tittensor, Stoke on Trent Pleasant rural undulating course on the longest-standing event in North Staffordshire. All standards of runner will be made very welcome.

September 2003
When is it? What is it? Why should you do it?
Sunday 21 Stansted Slog Trail Half-Marathon, Chichester, W Sussex Delightful parkland, farmland and forest on the Hampshire/Sussex border, with free access to the grounds of Stansted House
Sunday 21 NEW! Woodhall Spa 10K, Lincs One of the East's premier events - a 500-strong scenic 10K on quiet country roads

December 2003
When is it? What is it? Why should you do it?
Sunday 7 Ropsley Raid 15, Grantham, Lincs A well-supported, undulating trail run

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