Think of the warm spring sunshine that has touched your face on rare, delicious days this month. Now imagine feeling the same this December.
It's a long way ahead, but we're delighted to remind you of two new winter events in Cyprus, from Runner's World's long-time travel partner Mike Gratton
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The Four-day Challenge, from November 24-27, is a tempting medly of racing, based around the stunning Akamas Peninsular. Day One kicks off with a 6K time trial; Day Two tickles your legs with a 12K hill race on trails; Day Three gives you a half-marathon-length tour from Aphrodite's Baths around the magnificent coast path; and finally, Day Four stretches your legs over a very flat road 10K through the resort of Paphos.
As a separate event, the following week sees the Akamas Trail Marathon and Half-Marathon. These start at the pretty Bay of St George, right on the edge of the Akamas National Park, and run immediately onto the coast trail before rising high up into the Akamas, through deserted villages. Whether you choose the half or its bigger brother, the views are spectacular.
Both, naturally, come with top-quality holiday packages. Treat yourself! Find out more about the Four-Day Challenge and the Akamas Trail Marathon and Half-Marathon.