Readers’ Races of the Year 2008

Your Number One: Midsummer Munro Half-Marathon

Last year, you raced all over the UK in huge numbers, then came online in equally large numbers to rave (or rant!) about it. Now, after some serious number-crunching, we can reveal our official Readers' Races of the Year 2008.

From hills to fells, from roads to rough trails, our charts showcase the cream of the crop, the races that started a buzz in UK running circles last year.

Pounding city streets in a cast of thousands, or throwing yourself into muddy chaos - whatever drives you to pull on your trainers, you'll be inspired by the top-class races begging to be added to your 2009 racing calendar.

The ratings

As usual, we’ve got not one, but several lists to get your teeth stuck into:

The raters

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 raters for 2008:

Duane Daugherty 3 (Derbyshire, 46 ratings); SlowlybutShirley (Buckinghamshire, 39); Michael Tinker (Lancashire, 32); Grecian 2000 (Bedfordshire, 30); Chris Smith (Lincolnshire, 30); Justin Showell (Surrey, 29); Mr.K. (Hampshire, 29); Philip Jackson (Worcestershire, 28); got to run (Hampshire, 28); Nozzer06 (Shropshire, 27); Big-G (Hampshire, 27); Adrian Dyke (Dorset, 26); Mick F (Cheshire, 26); RichardW (Hertfordshire, 26); Karen T (West Yorkshire, 25); JJAY (Gloucestershire, 23); Jenny Kitchen 2 (Berkshire, 22); Jonathan Weedon (Wiltshire, 21); Grayster H (Hampshire, 21); Col! (Surrey, 21).

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