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A record-breaking 11,000 runners enjoyed an incredible weekend at the Bournemouth Marathon Festival (BMF) on 3-4 October. The Dorset coastline was blessed with bright conditions as runners of all ages and abilities took part in the third annual BMF which raised an estimated £0.5m for good causes.
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The vibrant colours of the Run or Dye series were seen at Cornbury Park last Saturday (26 September) as the event enjoyed its maiden appearance at the Cotswolds. Almost 2,000 runners took part in the Oxfordshire Run or Dye 5k, with participants showed at each kilometre in a rainbow of colours.
Haile Gebrselassie has withdrawn from this weekend’s Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run 10K on Sunday (4 October). The Ethiopian has decided not to travel to Glasgow as his eldest sister is seriously ill and he wishes to be at her side with other family members over the coming days.
From around the 10 mile mark, Eliud Kipchoge was faced with the unfortunate hindrance of loose insoles on both of his Nike trainers as he tackled Sunday’s Berlin Marathon. Yet Kipchoge defied his footwear issues and, like Gladys Cherono, pre-race favourite in the female competition, set the quickest marathon times of 2015.
Hundreds of women will descend on London’s Hyde Park for this weekend’s Run with the Girls race. The 10k race will take the runners through Hyde Park, passing the Serpentine Lake, on a course that organisers say will not be too difficult for those new to running or who have just started their training.
A record number of 3,257 runners were met with perfect racing conditions in the Cotswolds this Sunday (27 September) at Cheltenham's Half Marathon. The event saw Tipton Harriers’ Ian Williams secure victory in 1:10:27, with Bristol and West’s Annabel Grander leading the female field home.