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!

Running Festival Goodwood

Pop Up Pit Shops Announced for The Running Festival at Goodwood 2018

The Running Festival at Goodwood have confirmed Pop Up Pit Shops for the event on Sunday 14th October 2018.

Located in the pit garages, the ‘Pop Up Pit Shops’ will enable runners to stock up on running apparel, accessories and nutrition for the 10K, Half Marathon and Family Mile as well as the season ahead.

The Pop Up Pit Shops will include a range of well-known brands and innovative accessories for runners, with the first Pit Shop welcoming UKRunChat and event merchandise. Official retail partner, Up & Running, and official brand partners Ronhill, Hilly and Altra will also take over one of the shops.

Find out more about the Running Festival at Goodwood and register for the races at www.ukrunevents.co.uk

Richmond Runfest

There’s a Real Buzz about the 2018 Richmond RUNFEST

Realbuzz.com has been announced as the new title sponsor for Richmond RUNFEST. Olympian Jenny Meadows was on hand to lead a 5k run round St James’ Park after the launch at the new realbuzz store in Piccadilly Circus.

8,000 runners are expected on the weekend of 15th and 16th September for the 6th Richmond RUNFEST. As well as the marathon, half, 10k and family mile races there will now be a new 5k Pirate Run (entry £12)!

Charity places are still available for the 10k, half and full marathon – so you can still get an entry while fundraising for a fantastic cause. For more information on each of the events visit www.richmondrunfest.com

Reading Half and Robin Hood Marathon Change Hands

Sage Reading Half has been acquired by Goldline Events, along with the Ikano Bank Robin Hood Marathon. Both events were previously owned by Brasher Leisure Limited.

Two of the biggest and most prestigious UK mass participation events, Reading attracts 15,000 runners and Nottingham over 12,000.

Goldline Events Founder and Managing Director, Judith Manson commented: “I am delighted to announce that Goldline Events has acquired two of the most prestigious events in the running calendar, which are both unique and very special in their own way. This is a new chapter for the races and Goldline Events, we are very excited and really looking forward to working with all the current delivery partners and stakeholder to develop the races over the coming months and years.”

Reading Half 2019 is now open for entries. Visit www.readinghalfmarathon.com to secure your early bird entry and find further race entry information.

Last chance to enter Richmond RUNFEST Kew Gardens 10k!

Final call for entries for the hugely popular Richmond RUNFEST, Kew Gardens 10k. Now in its sixth year, the running festival returns to Kew Gardens on Saturday 15TH and Sunday 16TH September.

Saturday 15th sees London’s flattest 10k in 2018 running entirely inside the Royal Botanic Gardens with views of the newly restored Temporate House. It’s flat, it’s fast; PB hunters, this one’s for you. Don’t miss out – enter today. Entries will close Monday 2nd July 2018.

Tom Bedford, Race Director says: “Make sure you snap up your spot at the start line of our super flat and fast 10k. It’s going to be an incredible weekend with thousands of runners taking to Kew Gardens; with a strong list of Olympians, this is a race weekend not to be missed!”

Grab your spot today – sign up here www.richmondrunningfestival.com