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22 Sep

Last Call For Oxford Half

runners get set for Oxford Half

Entries for Virgin Sport Oxford Half Marathon (Sunday 8 October) close on Monday (25 September) so the clock is ticking if you want to be part of this top event in the 'city of dreaming spires'. A bumper field is set to enjoy a classic route that features the iconic Clarendon Building, the charming village of Old Marston and the stunning Radcliffe Camera in the city centre.

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22 Sep

Top Half Marathons Lead Weekend's Events

Windsor Half Marathon 2016

Run Windsor weekend enjoys a truly historic setting in Windsor Great Park, the only Royal Park still managed by the Crown Estate, once part of a vast Norman hunting forest which was enclosed in the late 13th century. The weekend comprises Boudavida Women's 10K Windsor tomorrow (Saturday 23 September) and Meridian Windsor Half Marathon on Sunday and runABC South will be present to witness events.

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21 Sep

Duo Tee Up Huge Challenge

Two running fanatics are teaming up to run 200 miles from Wentworth Club, England - the home of Ryder Cup Europe - to the host venue of The 2018 Ryder Cup, Le Golf National in France. Dr Andrew Murray and Paul Dunstan will run in excess of a marathon for seven days, while taking on various golfing challenges each day during their rest breaks.

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20 Sep

Runners Make Bee-line To Kew 10K

Kew Gardens 10k start 2017

There was quite a buzz of excitement at the pollinator-themed Kew Gardens 10K on Saturday (16 September). runABC South news writer, Alan Newman, was among 2,328 runners who made a bee-line to the World Heritage Site of Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew for the opening event of Richmond RUNFEST and this is his report of a run amongst the largest and most diverse botanical collection in the world.

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14 Sep

Square Mile – Really?

Square Mile Relay start

You can just imagine how the slightly misheard conversation went in a busy London office. The boss says: “Anyone fancy a square meal in the City next week?” A forest of hands shoot up and there's no shortage of volunteers for the 11th annual Bloomberg Square Mile Relay next Thursday (21 September), even if having to run a mile before tucking in at the Race Village after-party in Guildhall Yard might come as a bit of a shock to some city slickers!

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