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Race-Calendar Newsletter | Week Ending 12 th May 2013

Hey runners,

For better or for worse, the sport of running is in the headlines more than ever since the horrific day of the Boston Marathon bombings. What it has done however is galvanize the global running community. Looking through this weeks running news, it’s interesting how it seems many commentators who would never consider discussing running, are happy to express their opinions in the media. One such story this week is that of 16 year old Alana Hadley of Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, will make her marathon debut in Cleveland on Sunday. Although Hadley is an accomplished athlete and competed in the Mercedes Half Marathon in Birmingham, Alabama in February.

Health experts however are warning that 16 is too young for a teenager to run the marathon. There is precedent however, with  Cathy Schiro, later Cathy O’Brien, whose 2:34:24 at age 16 is still the American high school record for the marathon. She later went on to compete at the Olympics. However, many commentators are suggesting that runners of this age are not physically or mentally mature enough for the challenge.

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Race Reports & Photos

Race Reports: Lancaster & Morecambe AC, April & May 2013

There has been plenty of racing action for Lancaster & Morecambe AC members in the last few weeks over the popular 10km race distance. The club held it’s own annual Three Bridges 10km race on 28th April from Salt Ayre Leisure Centre and as always there was a strong turnout of local runners amongst the 270 participants.

Skopje Marathon | 12th May 2013

9-th Skopje Marathon 2013 had ended with so-far, a record number of participants from all continents. Total number of 4900 participants ran on this year’s Skopje Marathon in all the four races. The first place in the male category was taken by Wychiffe Kipkorir from Kenya, while in the female race the title for the first position was taken by Кipruto Caroline Jemeli also from Kenya, both with new course record. The Macedonian national championship was won by Riste Lazarov, while in the female category it was won by Vesna Kiradjieva.

BEER BLAZER 10k, 5k and 1Mile Multi-Terrain Races

On Sunday Beer Blazer multi-terrain 10k, 5k and 1 mile races were held in the village of Beer on the East Devon Coast organised by Beer Primary School PTFA and supported by Axe Valley Runners. With perfect weather as ordered a field of 93 runners took on the course over some of Axe Valley Runners famous ‘Grizzly’ territory which boasts stunning views of the Jurassic Coast, covering fields, tracks, a descent to Branscombe followed by a challenging 1km    pebble beach, under cliffs, a long steep climb up the ‘Stairway to Heaven’ to reach the cliff top and open common and finally a fast downhill to the finish.

Second ‘Tour’ General 10K | 12th May 2013

On May 12th the Second ‘Tour’ General 10K run took place on the outskirts of Winchester at the Matterley Bowl.  Set on the beautiful South Downs, circa 350 race participants congregated for possibly the
best challenge of 2013!

16 year old wins Knowle Fun Run

The cold & wet weather could not put a dampener on last Sunday’s 30th Knowle Fun Run. The winner was a 16 year old student Joshua Naisbett who completed the 5.2 mile course in 26 mins 55 secs, less than 1 minute ahead of 2nd home Ellis Cross. Probably the youngest ever winner of the event Joshua who aspires to be a future Olympian runners said after the run ‘We run as a family and there were 5 of us taking part. I train every night of the week. I usually run and win shorter cross country runs, but this proves I can win Road Fun Run’s as well. Sorry gotta dash back to my studies I’ve GCEs starting on Tuesday.

Upcoming Races:

Valca Spartan Race SPRINT @ Valcianska dolina 1054, Valca, Martin, Slovakia on 18 May 2013

Paws of the Pavement 5K Run @ Marty Snook Park,

The Wimpole 10k hoohaah @ Wimpole Estate, Royston, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom on 19 May 2013

Loads More Upcoming Races Here

Featured Race:

Valca Spartan Race SPRINT @ Valcianska dolina 1054, Valca, Martin, Slovakia on 18 May 2013

  • Event Name: Valca Spartan Race SPRINT
  • Distance (KMs): 5
  • Distance (Miles): 3.1
  • Terrain/Type: Obstacle Race
  • Date: 18 May 2013
  • Start Time: 10:00
  • Venue: Valcianska dolina 1054
  • Best Time (Men): 45
  • Best Time (Women): 50
  • Organised By: ESR Enterprises
  • Race Website: Click Here.

Race Facilities

  • Has Toilets? YES
  • Has Changing Facilities? Yes
  • Has Water Stations? Yes
  • Has Prizes / Awards? YES

Race Description

Spartan Sprint is muddy 3+ MILES / 15+ OBSTACLES course race. The challenging sprint races are a great way to get off your couch and start living. Beginners to hardcore warriors, and marathon runners alike come out to test themselves on the insane obstacles! This 5k race is comprised of mud runs, obstacles, trail racing, physical challenges and mental challenges all in a 3+ race. 99.9% of all people who try this event will finish, and 100% will have their thirst for mud fully satisfied!

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