Race-Calendar Newsletter | Week Ending 31st March 2013

Hey Runners,

It’s that funny part of the year where the seasons are turning from cool to warm and vise versa. Here in the land downunder, it’s that awesome time of the year where we still have bright blue skys, sunshine, but with a cool breeze and cool nights. The only thing is…..we know winter is coming, and wet and cold running mornings are just around the corner, as is scraping the mud of the bottom of our running shoes. Conversely, I saw a great photo Helsinki today (about as far away from Australia as you can get), with the snow melting, blue skys, and even in the photos you could see the purpose of the people getting about their business, ready for spring and summer!

One thing is for sure….we all will keep running no matter waht the weather.

OK, so what’s happened in the world of running this week. Some great events took place around the globe. The 9th International Tarsus Half Marathon took place in Turkey, and The Run the Bridge Halton 5 Mile took place, plus a host of other great events around the world.

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Race Reports & Photos:

  • Race Report: Rotary Club of Calne Bowood 10km Charity Run 2013 Once again, dry weather prevailed for the 25th annual Rotary Club of Calne Bowood 10km Fun Run on Sunday 24th March. Although the temperatures hovered around freezing, nearly 300 runners and walkers, from as far away as Doncaster and Peterborough, entered the race to sample the delights of the countryside in Bowood, as well as raising money for Wiltshire Blind and Calne Welfare Charities.
  • Spirthill Trail Events | 24th March 2013 Unseasonably chilly spring weather greeted competitors for Events Logic UK’s combined Trail Events on Sunday March 24th at Spirthill. First to kick off the events were some hardy trail runners who lined up at the start in near freezing conditions to take on either a 6km or a 12km circuit.
  • Race Reports: Lancaster & Morecambe AC, March 2013 March has been a busy month for Lancaster & Morecambe AC athletes, with many enjoying successful performances at races around the North West. At the Wilmslow half marathon over 3000 runners lined up in freezing conditions. Louise Gardner was the sole representative from Lancaster, finishing third female and 40th overall with a strong run of 1h.17.10, just 20 seconds outside her personal best, a good run given the strong headwind faced by the athletes in the last three miles.
  • Race Report: Nightrunner @ Devon, UK, 30th March 2013  There were 80 finishers with  Michael Robinson of Tamar Trotters and Axe Valley Runners Matthew Clist crossed the finishing line together in a brilliant time of 44.47. Garry Perratt of AVR raced to the finish in third with 47.07 .First lady Sarah Trim of Yeovil RRC 25 th in 58.03.  Lucie  Ahl of South West Road Runners 2nd lady in 58.34. Anthea Whitaker of Haldon Trail Runners 3rd lady 62.07.
  • Run The Bridge | 31 March 2013   A beautiful sunny but chilly morning greeted the runners of the Run the Bridge 5 mile road race event from Runcorn Bridge to Hale Village.  Over 800 runners entered the annual event on Easter Sunday, with over a 100 competitors signing up on the day.

Upcoming Races:

Merrell Down & Dirty presented by Subaru @ Castaic Lake Recreation Area, Castaic, CA, United States on 04 April 2013

Hervis Prague Half Marathon @ Rudolfinum J. Palacha Square, Prague, Czech Republic on 06 April 2013

Whole Foods Charlottesville Half Marathon @ Downtown mall, VA, United States on 06 April 2013

Nevada Super Spartan @ Lake Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States on 06 April 2013

Great Bay Half Marathon @ 213 South Main Street, Newmarket, NH, United States on 07 April 2013

The Lowestoft 5 Mile Promenade Dash Plus Children’s 1 Mile Scurry @ The East Point Pavilion, Lowestoft, Suffolk, United Kingdom

Del Valle Wilderness Scramble @ 7000 Del Valle Road, Livermore, CA, United States on 07 April 2013

Featured Race: Hervis Prague Half Marathon @ Rudolfinum J. Palacha Square, Prague, Czech Republic on 06 April 2013

Hervis 1/2 marathon

  • Event Name: Hervis Prague Half Marathon
  • Distance (KMs): 21.097
  • Terrain/Type:
  • Date: 06 April 2013
  • Start Time: 12.00
  • Venue: Rudolfinum J. Palacha Square
  • Best Time (Men): 00:59.30
  • Best Time (Women): 01:07.33
  • Organised By: Prague International Marathon spol. s.r.o.
  • Race Website: Click Here.

Race Facilities

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

Race Description

The Hervis Prague Half Marathon (31 March 2012) is a great race for all of those who are keen to combine their passion for running with exciting travelling experiences. Launched in 1999 today the Hervis Prague Half Marathon became one of the top running destinations. Be the one to try out the race course that was ranked amongst the fastest in the world (IAAF statistics as of 24.08.2011) after both – men and women records were smashed in 2011!
Starting in Prague’s historical centre the route leads alongside the river Vltava giving the opportunity to enjoy some of the most visited sites of Prague: the famous Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, Rudolfinum Concert Hall, Jewish Courter and others. 9614 runners came to Prague in 2011 to take part in this particular race that is known for its vibrant atmosphere and professional organization which has been certified by AIMS and awarded with IAAF Gold Road Race Label. Don’t be mistaken – the Hervis Prague Half Marathon is not only for experienced runners, but also for all of those who simply enjoy healthy and happy style of living.

The entry fee includes:

-Start number with electronic chip
-Start bag
-Refreshment point every 5 km and at the finish
-Commemorative medal at the finish
-Start bag depository & changing room (changing room is open from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
-E-mail with performance info (real / official time)
-Text message with finish time (6 languages)
-Intermediate time at km 5/10/15 and at the finish
-Live tracking, on-line ranking at www.praguemarathon.com
-On-line diploma and results
-RunCzech Magazine
-Free massage before and after the race – provided by ATVS PALESTRA (from 10 a.m.)
-Free public transport on the race day from 10 a.m. till 5 p.m. (your ticket is your start number)
-Discount coupons from our partners
-Marathon Music Festival Óčko

Addittional services:

-T-shirt
-Medal engraving

Feature Race Map: Czech Republic

Have an awesome running week – The Team @ Race-Calendar.com

 

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