Readers’ Races of the Year 2006

Haweswater Half Marathon, Cumbria - 5th in 7-14 votes category
In the last twelve months, we've received more than 20,000 reader race ratings (thank you!) and now it's time to share the results. We’ve totted up your votes and compiled your official Races of the Year 2006. It might even help you decide when and where to race this year. After all, with the number of events taking place in the UK set to rise again in 2007, organising your race diary is only going to get harder...

The ratings

We've divided the 2006 ratings into two tables:

If you'd like an alternative list, here's the RW magazine top 100. Scored on slightly different criteria to your ratings, this is our critics’ take on the best events of 2006.

What do the most prolific racers in your area rate as the best races (and do you agree with them)? Check out the ratings pages of our top 20 star raters:

Christopher Day (Lincs, 98 ratings); Grecian 2000 (Beds, 83); jd (Essex, 76); Wiz (Merseyside, 69); Racer Dan (Surrey, 64); The Bevster (Scotland, 62); CraigB (Kent, 60); Big-G (Hants, 60); Runner Martin (Bucks, 32); Plodding Hippo (W Mids, 51); RichardW (Herts, 48); Arthur Zammit 2 (W Mids, 45); Pooh Bear (Dorset, 43); Hairy Gibbon (Cheshire, 43); LHWMG (West Susex, 42); reddy (Berks, 40); straycelt (Monmouthshire, 38); RFJ (Hants, 37); Big6.1 (Essex, 37)

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