18 Nov

Mo Power To Your Running

Crowds gather for Mo Run in Nottingham

Run like the wind is appropriate this weekend following yesterday’s mini tornados across Wales and the Midlands. And there are now several races blowing this way with the aim of raising funds and awareness about particular health issues.

The first of the weekend’s MoRunning events is on tomorrow (19 November). The Birmingham MoRun 10K and 5K takes place at Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield and is part of the Movember Foundation. This global charity is tackling a crisis in men’s health, namely the worrying statistics about the number of deaths in young men from prostate and testicular cancer together with mental illness and suicide. 
Runners grow a moustache for November – known as ‘Movember’, as part of this campaign or wear a false ‘tache for the events. Women runners are encouraged to wear a false moustache to show their support for the initiative. We have two more MoRunning events on Sunday (20 November). The Nottingham MoRun 10K and 5K and the Milton Keynes MoRun 10K and 5K with a distinctive moustache-themed medal for all finishers. 
Cancer Research UK is staging a new series of off-road races or ‘Tough 10’ in challenging locations around the country. Cannock Chase, Staffordshire is the setting for their Tough 10K tomorrow Saturday (19 November) that promises to push runners to their limits. 
Finally a mention for the Stowe Pace Setter Trail Run and Canicross. This is organised by On Your Marks Events with a choice of distances for human and canine entrants of varying fitness levels. 
For more information about these and other events, visit our race listings section

Photo courtesy of Renato Capone.