It’s London Marathon weekend with the main event on Sunday 23 April. For anyone who wasn’t accepted, there are several MIdlands alternatives from 5K to ultra distance.
With no races on Saturday so we switch our attention to Sunday and the Childerley Estates 10K, a multi-terrain race with proceeds going to brain injury charity Headway Cambridgeshire. It is organised by Hoohaah, an events company who hold races over a range of distances, from 5k to half marathon, supporting a different charity each year. This race is a standalone event – not part of their 10K series - and starts at 10am.
Our next race is the Longhorn, one of several races organised by SBR Events. There is a choice of six distances and new for this year, a Nordic Walking option with Canicross entrants also welcome. This event takes place at Thoresby Hall in Nottinghamshire with runners choosing 10k (1 lap), half marathon (2 laps), marathon (4 laps) or the 60K Ultra (6 laps).
There are rophies for the first, second and third man and woman and age category winners plus the Canicross winner. Also certificates for the Nordic Walking winners with a new bespoke medal for all finishers.
Another multi-terrain race in an equally attractive location is Offa’s ‘Orror. This 20k event is organised by Chepstow Harriers with runners following a hilly, muddy and challenging course in and around Offa’s Dyke in the Wye Valley. The entry fee includes a T-shirt for all finishers with drinks and homemade cakes to restore body and soul afterwards.
For more information about these and other events, visit our race listings section.