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Race-Calendar Newsletter | Week Ending 14th October 2012

Hi Global Running Friends,

I’m writing this from the very sunny Adelaide Hills in South Australia (albeit we did have a 2 degree day with wind and rain on last week). The sun coming out from behind the grey clouds does wonders for our running inspiration, and it seems the “fleet of foot” seem to grow too – from numbers in the 1’s and 2’s in the morning, the warmer weather means this swells to 10’s!

Each to their own, some of us are quite comfortable to be “fair weather runners”… but it’s funny though how you never meet a “fair weather runner” who’s competed in a marathon, or ultra marathon!  The point of my hyperbole? If you have ambition to run a marathon or ultra marathon, the best run in rain, hail, sleet, and shine.

I know I sound like a broken record, but it’s been another cracking week at Race-Calendar. New features, launches, interviews, you name it. Our 2013 Race-Calendar wall calendars are flying out the door, and now available world wide.

Read on for what went on this week at Race-Calendar. If ever there was a guy that was aptly named…

Ricky Lightfoot on the cover of the 2013 Running Calendar

Interview with Ricky Lightfoot – Face of the 2013 Running Calendar

Ricky Lightfoot has just won the North Face 100 in Singapore by an amazing 2 hours! The fire fighter from Cumbria is also the face of the 2013 Running Calendar from and a great figurehead for the sport of running.

A couple of weeks ago we caught up with Ricky to ask about his training regime including favourite running routes. Click here to read the interview.

Stoptober! Stop Smoking, Start Running

The National Health Service in the UK is encouraging smokers to give up tobacco in October 2012.’s very own Rob Scott gives a personal account of how running can help smokers to put out their cigarettes for good. Click here to read the article.

Your Weekly Running Inspiration

We have two super videos this week.

Wonderful shots from the Dodo Trail in Mauritius. This 20 minute film will be broadcasted on all Air Mauritius flights from January to March 2013 as well as on the local television channel MBC in few weeks time.

The next Dodo Trail takes place on 7th July 2013.

The Official footage of the Nuts Challenge 2012 – Says it all really!

Race Reports, Results & Photos

Race Report: The Hurt @ Surrey, UK on 29 September 2012

Photos of some serious mud on this course after a week of heavy rain. Click here to read the report.

UK’s North West Triathlon Champion Results 2012

The results of the Fleetwood Triathlon are in, completing the UK’s North West Triathlon Championship. Click here to get the results.

Race Report: 7th Folkestone Rotary Half Marathon, 30th September 2012

Photos, results and a full race report from the 7th running of the Folkestone Half Marathon.Click here to read the report.

Tom Humphries Wins Great Edinburgh Run 10K 2012 on “Tough” Course

The travelled to Edinburgh and caught up with Tom Humphries, Andrew Lemoncello and Freya Murray at the Great Edinburgh Run. Click here to read the report and look at the photos.

Race Photos: 2012 Saltergate Circuit Challenge

162 runners took part in this fundraiser for Scarborough & Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team. Take a look at some fantastic shots from the moorland on England’s East coast.

Race Report: XTDuathlon, 6th October 2012

12 hours of rain led to a very muddy duathlon in Surrey, UK. Click here to see the photos.

Julian Farrell 10K Road Race

Camberley & District Athletics Club hosted a 10K road race for over 100 runners. Click here for photos & report.

Events Logic UK Duathalon | Bowood House

Against a beautiful backdrop, the duathletes battled it our on a fast course. Click here for report & photos.

Third Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon

Samuel Ndereba & Kellyn Johnson win out in Virginia, USA. Click here for full report & photos.

Race Photos: New Hampshire Marathon 2012

Results & photos from the race in Bristol, USA. Click here for a look.

Upcoming Races

Lancaster half marathon @ Salt Ayre Sports Centre, Lancaster, Lancashire, United Kingdom on 04 November 2012

Race along the River Lune against the North West’s best club runners.

5K Run For Life @ Dunne Park, Hollister, California, United States, on Saturday 20 October 2012

Race through Dunne Park – great as a first race to get your season going.

4th Annual 5K Fun Run/Walk For Alzheimer’s @ Northgate at Menno Haven, Chambersburg, PA, United States on 03 November 2012

Fundraising 5K fun run with a 1 mile fun run for under-12’s.

This Weeks Feature Running Race Map:
Races in Europe courtesy of Add a race. Embed Map.


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That’s it for this week, it’s been a big one.

Happy Running,

The team @

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