Hungary has not traditionally been noted for being an integral cog in the marathon-running machine, but perhaps it's time the world started to pay it a bit more attention. 2008's 23rd edition of the Budapest Marathon saw a whopping 10 different distance options for race-hungr...
Caption in here--Running in November doesn’t have to mean dark evenings, cold mornings, and grey skies. The 300 runners who took part in the 2002 Club La Santa International Running Challenge swapped all that for glorious sunshine, sandy beaches and stunning scenery.For the 14th ...
Ever wondered how much carbohydrate those lean, mean elite athletes eat the night before a race? Think of a decent-sized portion of pasta, double it, add rice, then a bread roll and you're just about there. Staying in the same Lisbon hotel as Martin Lel, Sammy Wanjiru, Kara Gouc...
Sun lounger to 45 degrees: check; footballer's autobiography in hand: check; delicious cocktail in the other: check. Now, this is what I call a taper. This is not the kind of pre-race wind-down I'm used to – even as a staff member on the good ship Runner's World. But this is Ne...
Big Sur Marathon, CaliforniaIf there's a better excuse for a holiday – and a better way to see the sights – than a foreign race, we don't know it. We asked you to tell us about your favourite overseas events, and the results are tantalisingly good.More than 60 races made the grad...
, December10. Amsterdam Marathon, October Marathon SenseThe easiest option for running a European marathon is to book a package with a tour operator who can guarantee an entry into a race. The following companies offer packages for UK travellers for many
Rome Marathon (Italy, March)It's no wonder that foreign runners make up more than a third of the field for this race, which is effectively a 26.2-mile sightseeing tour around the Eternal City. The race is held on a Sunday in March, and takes in the ancient splendours of the Colos...
European air fares and hotel prices may enable you to find it cheaper to cross the Atlantic Ocean to test your spring marathon fitness. If you do, you won’t be disappointed by the choice or the quality of these races. Las Vegas Marathon and Half-MarathonMonth: JanuaryIt’s not to...
If you don’t fancy 26 miles, or you feel it will cramp your enjoyment of the city, you can still enjoy some of the world’s best spring events. Here are five to whet your appetite.Lisbon Half-Marathon Month: MarchOne of the world’s best half-marathons and – with its downhill cours...
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