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Race-Calendar Newsletter | Week Ending 28th April 2013

Hey Runners,

It’s certainly been a very emotional week for not only the running community but society at large in the wake of the horrific Boston Marathon bombings, and the subsequent events in capturing and arresting the remaining suspects. It was amazing though to see the running community band together and take part in what was considered one of the best London Marathons ever, if not the most memorable of all time.

People who run are resilient, and for the most part fall, and get back up again, and this is what has transpired over the last couple of weeks. Granted, security was at an all time high for London, so in fact participants probably felt safer at the London Marathon than almost anywhere else in the world. Still though……there must have been some heart in the mouth stuff for many…if not every single runner and wheeler who crossed the finish line!

Onwards and upwards we say….you wont keep us down. Just take a look below at the plethora of events that took place around the globe this past week, and the amazing races coming up……symbolising how strong this sport really is, and what it means to simply…!

Running Inspiration

Your weekly running inspiration – chosen this week by our in-house personal trainer, Steve Haywood.

They said Steve Jones couldn’t sprint, but just watch how this athlete proves the critics wrong and fires up on the final straight.

Race Reports & Photos

The Tarsus Half Marathon 2013

The Tarsus Half Marathon 2013

The latest shots from these major races are well worth a browse:

Race Photos: Tarsus Half Marathon, Turkey, 2013

Race Photos: 2013 Rome Marathon

Race Report: Forest of Dean Trails Half Marathon, UK, Sunday 7th April 2013

“This popular race which had to be postponed due to the snow and bitter cold two weeks earlier could not have more pleasant running weather.

“There was an early frost as the car park opened but by the start a 10am it was cold but dry and little wind. Read more…

Race Report: Clock Change Challenge, UK, 31st March 2013

“The return of The Clock Change Challenge 10km and Fun Run at Calne Leisure went off with great success. The first event which has coincided with Easter Sunday and the Clock Change. Read more…

Race Report: Buttermere Trail Race 2013

“The first event of the Salomon UK Trail Tour Series could not have got off to a better start. Alpine weather, a backdrop of snow covered fells, perfect running conditions and an incredibly scenic run course, all contributed to making the Buttermere 10 Trail Race a true classic.

“Nearly 200 runners lined up in only the second running of the event.” Read more…

Merseyvend Halewood 5k | 6th April 2013

“Looking out on Saturday morning, the sun was out , there was no wind and the thermometer was rising. It was looking good for the 10:00 Halewood 5K.” Read more…

Combe Gibbet to Overton 16 Mile Cross Country

“This years Combe Gibbet to Overton 16 mile cross country race produced the closest ever finish with the local clubs James Knight outsprinting Matt Davenport to take the title by just one second. Graham Bungay from Totton RC worked his way through the field to take an excellent third place.” Read more…

Hervis Prague Half Marathon 2013

“Not even the cold weather was able to get in the way of the fantastic performances recorded at this year’s Hervis Prague Half Marathon. Kenyan female runner, Gladys Cherono set a new race record with a time of 1:06:48.” Read more…

Race Reports: Lancaster & Morecambe AC, April 2013

“At the popular Blackpool half and full marathons Lancaster were represented in both distances. In the half marathon Tom Hill had a strong run to finish in 1h.31.51 to take 77th place overall out of over 1000 finishers. George Parrington ran well in 1h.49.57 to take first veteran 65 prize and close behind was Colin Hewitt in 1h.50.22.” Read more…

Race Report: 2013 Cooley Legends Half Marathon & 10K, Ireland

“The fourth running of the Cooley Legends Half-Marathon & 10k took place once again in the glorious setting of Carlingford Lough and the Cooley Mountains.The early morning setting of the Foy Centre was the registration base and bus pick-up to the start line at the Lumpers Bar in Jenkinstown, 13.1 miles away. Justin Maxwell claimed the fastest time,” Read more…

Nuts Challenge

Nuts Challenge

Upcoming Races

The Nuts Challenge is a relentless military themed obstacle course challenge. The challenge is one of the only UK courses that has permanent obstacles all year round, including Hell River, Escape from Arnhem, Tunnel Rats, The Bomb Crater and Kamikaze and even a mock Vietnam village. It was rated ‘Toughest Event of the Summer 2012’.

The Nuts challenge 14K @ Swires Farm, Dorking, Surrey, United Kingdom on 31 August 2013

The Nuts challenge 21K @ Swires Farm, Dorking, Surrey, United Kingdom on 1st September 2013

Featured Race

Hope Fell Race @ Hope Sport Field, Hope, Derbyshire, United Kingdom on 26 June 2013


Distance (KMs): 10
Distance (Miles): 5.9
Start Time: 19:30
Best Time (Men): 40:58
Best Time (Women): 47:38
Organised By: Hope Fell Race Organising Team

Traditional fell race, first run in 1946. Today it is one of the premier fell races in the Peak District. All profits donated to local charities & organisations.

Entry Fee: £5.00
Enter on Day: Yes
Online Entry:
Closing Date: 26 June 2013
Entry Limit: 300
Entry Contact / Race Secretary: David Wing (

Feature Race Map – London

Races in London, England courtesy of Add a race. Embed Map


Have an awesome running week – The Team @

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