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Following a record number of participants at this year’s Malta Marathon and Half Marathon, organisers are already predicting the 2016 event to be even bigger. Next year’s event will be held on Sunday 28 February.
Following the successful introduction of the Corporate Challenge at the JCP Swansea Half Marathon in 2015, organisers are predicting more local (and not-so-local) companies and organisations will be involved.
Sunday 22 May, 2016, will see the Brathay Windermere Marathon, which includes the infamous 10 in10 (10 marathons in as many days) celebrate its 10th birthday. To mark the occasion, organisers have announced an exciting addition to next year’s events, the Brathay Half Marathon.
Over 700 men, women and children took part in the first Commando Series on Saturday 14 November. The course at Hever Castle in Kent consisted of a 6k or 12k obstacle and endurance challenge.
Mo Farah will kick off his 2016 season in Scotland as he tackles the Great Edinburgh International Cross Country on Saturday 9 January. The 32-year-old took his haul of global gold medals to a magnificent seven when he retained his World Championship 5000m and 10,000m titles in Beijing in August.
There has been, over the years, a number of occasions in which the length of a race has been accidently extended, be it due to a misplaced cone or measurement error. While this is usually to the tune of a few hundred metres to a kilometre, runners at Sunday’s Bangkok Half Marathon were left with the task of tackling four additional miles.
Thousands of runners took part in the first ever Vitality WestRun London 10K on Sunday 15 November. The runners were joined by hundreds of Family Fun Run participants and heroic race ambassador Victoria Milligan.
The recently launched Fitstuff G3 Series will bring cross-country running to Surrey in the New Year. The series is made up of three tough cross-country running events starting and finishing at Newlands Corner, near Guildford.