Richmond Runfest

Richmond RUNFEST Raises Record Amount for Charity

It’s been announced that runners at this year’s ‘realbuzz.com Richmond RUNFEST’ raised over £630,000 for charity. Since it started in 2013 this event has now raised over £2m for charities and local community groups.

The 2018 Richmond RUNFEST saw just under 10,000 runners taking part, including the new 5k in Old Deer Park.

Next year’s Richmond RUNFEST will continue to have the 5k, 10k and Kids’ Mile on Saturday 14th September and the Half Marathon, Full Marathon and Family Mile on Sunday 15th September.

For more information and how to enter the 2019 event, please visit www.richmondrunfest.com.

Grand Brighton Half Marathon

Last Chance to Enter The Grand Brighton Half Marathon

This Grand Brighton Half Marathon, which takes place on February 24th 2019 is a favourite of many runners and it’s almost sold out! So if you want to take in that seafront course featuring many of Brighton’s landmarks you’d better be quick!

The race is organised by Brighton-based charity The Sussex Beacon, which provides specialist support and care for people living with HIV through both inpatient and outpatient services. The charity helps hundreds of people living with HIV in Sussex and the race is the charity’s largest annual event.

For further information about The Grand Brighton Half Marathon and to enter, please go to www.brightonhalfmarathon.com.

Robin Hood Marathon

You Can Still Enter Robin Hood Half Next Weekend

There’s still time to enter this year’s Ikano Bank Robin Hood Half Marathon, the iconic event on the beautiful streets of Nottingham, but you’ll need to be quick. Limited Half Marathon places available (£37) for race pack collection only. Half Marathon race entry includes an official finisher T-shirt, race guide, medal and finish line goodies. Race packs will be available for collection on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th September from the race village on Victoria Embankment.

Enter online now here.

MoRunning

Move this Movember with MoRunning!

MoRunning have announced they will host MoRuns at 22 different locations across the UK and Ireland throughout the month of ‘Movember’, to help raise awareness of men’s health issues and to raise vital funds for the Movember Foundation.

The MoRuns will take place between November 1st and November 30th in locations including; Dublin, Belfast, Edinburgh, Manchester, Bristol and London. For the first time MoRuns, will also take place in Aberdeen, Exeter, Southampton, Ipswich and Whitstable.

MoRunning events are suited to runners of all abilities and of all ages, with a 5k option for the fun runners and a 10k option for those looking for a challenge. There is also a 1.5k Mini Mo run for children aged between 3 and 12 years.

In addition, for the first-time this year, runners can also take part in a “virtual MoRun” with runners encouraged to upload a screenshot of their result onto the website, which means that MoRuns can take place anywhere in the world! There, they will be placed onto the virtual MoRunning leader board and they will receive a medal and headband.

Now in its ninth year, 20,000 male and female runners are expected to take part in the MoRuns taking place up and down the country.

Runners are encouraged to don moustaches and run in fancy dress to raise vital funds for men’s health through the Movember Foundation with special “Mo medals” issued for the best dressed MoRunners at each location.

Runners can either run solo or enter as part of a team. Early bird prices start from £10 for the Mini Mo Run for children; £12 for the virtual MoRun; £16 for the 5k option and £19 for the 10k option.

Early bird tickets are now available via www.mo-running.com.

Robin Hood Marathon

Last Chance to Enter Ikano Bank Robin Hood Marathon Events Weekend

Entries for this year’s Ikano Bank Robin Hood Marathon Events weekend close at midnight on Sunday 16th September.

A well established and scenic event on the marathon and half marathon calendar, this year there’s a brand new Mile Challenge as well. Runners will take in many of Nottingham’s historic landmarks as well as Wollaton Park and the riverside Victoria Embankment. National and local charities, including headline Cancer Research UK will benefit from funds raised by the event, which is now in its 38th year.

“2018’s race weekend is set to be bigger and better than ever before. We cannot wait to welcome thousands of runners, families and friends to Victoria Embankment later this month,” says Race Director, Judith Manson.

“The course is spectacular, the route is renowned for its huge spectator support and picturesque highlights. It’s one of the city’s most treasured events of the year and there’s still time to get involved – sign up now and join us at the start line!”

Details of how to sign up, full route details and all the latest event news can be found at www.robinhoodhalfmarathon.co.uk

Richmond Runfest

Countdown on for Richmond RUNFEST

Richmond’s hugely popular two day running festival returns to Kew Gardens on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 September. Over 10,000 runners will take on the realbuzz.com Richmond RUNFEST, including British long distance runner and 2017 Queen of Richmond, Charlotte Purdue and Double Commonwealth Medallist Michael Shelley in Saturday’s 10k.

Purdue will be looking to retain her title in the Kew Gardens 10k, beating last year’s race time of 34:37, all in preparation for this year’s New York marathon. Shelley will have his eyes set on becoming the new King of Richmond adding to his impressive achievements this year.

This year’s running festival is set to be bigger and better than ever before, with a magical wonderland of Peter Pan, mermaids, lost boys, Captain Hook and the Pirates of the Jolly Roger and a record breaking number of entries. It will also be the greenest RUNFEST so far, with sustainability as a theme, and it is on course to raise £2 million for local and national charities over its 6 years.

Entries are still open for the brand new 2018 Richmond 5k; Pirate Run, Saturday kids mile and family mile. Don’t miss out, sign up now www.richmondrunfest.com

London Marathon Appoints Spencer Barden as Head of Elite Athletes

London Marathon Events Ltd today announced the appointment of Spencer Barden as Head of Elite Athletes, replacing David Bedford, who steps down in November.

A former international athlete who represented his country in track, road and cross country events, Barden has worked with British Athletics in a variety of roles and is currently the consultant Head of Athlete Recruitment where he recruits the elite fields for all televised meets including the London Anniversary Games, Birmingham Diamond League and the Indoor Grand Prix in Birmingham and Glasgow.

In his new role at London Marathon Events, Barden will be responsible for assembling the elite fields for the Virgin Money London Marathon, The Vitality Big Half, the Vitality Westminster Mile and the Vitality London 10,000. He will continue his work with British Athletics recruiting the elite fields for televised events.

Million Mile Commute

You Did It! A Million Miles!

At the start of July Red Bull launched the Million Mile Commute, asking commuters to log a million human-powered commuter miles on Strava. You did it!