Heat, hills and hydration were on the agenda at Sunday’s (5 August) inaugural Forest Trail Race. The Forest Trail Race was organised by Trimax Events who teamed up with Fit Active Families with the aim of an enjoyable day of running and leisure pursuits in a safe environment.
Only two seconds separated the first and second placed runners at Sunday's (5 August) Hooky 6. The gap was even closer between the second and third place finishers at the event in the Cotswold village of Hook Norton.
Despite being on the brink of collapsing, a runner in his 70s was able to finish yesterday's Trentham 10K. John Smith (M70) of Newcastle AC was facing difficulties as he approached the finish but clubmates Craig Taylor and Martyn Davies helped him in those last few yards before he collapsed.
A record number of runners are expected to take part in the sixth Cheltenham Half Marathon next month. With a brand new title sponsor, Still Moving Media, plus impressive race village facilities at Cheltenham Racecourse, the event on Sunday 30 September is set to attract 5,000 runners to the popular Regency spa resort town at the western gateway to the Cotswolds.
We are into August and the fine weather is back, all of which is good news for race organisers after last weekend’s biblical conditions. It’s a good weekend (4-5 August) to explore the joys of off-road running.
Runners will be able to celebrate the 70th birthday of the NHS by taking part in a new virtual event. The official NHS70 Virtual Run ‘7 for 70’Go is a joint project by Virtual Racing and NHS Charities Together.
Support. It's something we all need from time to time. Runners especially look to training partners and cheering crowds to push them to success in the final mile (and the first). If you also require support in your trainers (and some 70% of the running population do) then Mizuno's Wave Inspire will be a familiar name. Now in its 14th incarnation, it has been a perennial favourite with over pronators for years. And for good reason.
Five bridesmaids and a bride had to get permission to start Saturday's Heckington 10 early – so they could get to the registry office on time. Organiser Bill Rayner and his team allowed bride Helen Church and her friends Alison Fisher, Clare Bergner, Kath Cheadle, Helen Barker and Amy Helen to start the race early.