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The countdown is on to the 10th anniversary edition of the Folkestone Rotary Club Half Marathon in September. The Kent favourite will take place on 27 September with special anniversary-themed commemorative medals.
Khaki runners are set to run amok at Hever Castle in Kent with the hosting of the Commando Series 6K obstacle race later this year. This is the first time the event - set for Saturday 14 November - will take place within the picturesque grounds of the historic English castle. It gives participants the opportunity to experience the mud, sweat and pain of real, modern day, commando training, taking on 15 gruelling obstacles over a “wild” terrain course.
Tom Payn (pictured) took time out from his everyday duties as manager of the RunFast team of elite runners to claim first place at the 2015 Race to the Stones (Saturday 11 July). The 2:17 marathoner and one-time Olympic hopeful was in impressive form setting a new course record of 8:20:30 and lowering the previous mark by over 30 minutes.
The upcoming Worcester City 10K looks set to pull in a number of high-profile names with confirmation that two of the UK's best masters, Anthony Whiteman and Angela Copson, will take part. The pair will join other leading runners Jo Pavey and Jenny Nesbitt for the race on Sunday 20 September.
A man who ran his first marathon just three years ago will attempt to run 401 marathons in 401 days from this autumn. Bristol-based Benjamin Smith will run the 26.2mile distance every single day for just over 13 months to raise funds for anti-bullying and equality causes in the UK.
GO Run For Fun (GRFF) staged its largest ever event at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London last week (Thursday 16 July) when 6,000 children ran around the 2 kilometre course alongside a star studded cast of Olympians and TV personalities.
Mary Keitany has confirmed she will return to Tyneside to defend her Great North Run title on Sunday 13 September. The Ethiopian runner provided a scintillating performance in last year’s race to break Paula Radcliffe’s course record, shaving one second off the time to win in 65:39.
Run-Fast, the ground-breaking sports management company, has added another string to its bow with the addition of specialist tours to its portfolio. And the event management to retail project is launching its new service with a bang - a trip to Africa for the Great Ethiopian Run.