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11 Feb

Lend a Hand at Surrey Half

Have you made a promise to yourself to give something back to the running community in 2016, well now's your chance. Organisers of the 2XU Surrey Half Marathon are recruiting volunteers for the 13 March event. As Surrey’s largest closed road half marathon, the event simply wouldn’t be possible without the hard work of the 250+ volunteers who carry out a range of roles on the day.

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9 Feb

Green Light For Donington Races

Donington RacecourseOrganisers or the Great Run series have provided confirmation of a new event at Donington Racecourse. Scheduled with a prime summer date of Sunday 26 June, the Sun Donington Summer Running Festival will provide competitors with the opportunity to take part over a selection of distances, with a 10 mile, 10k, 5k and family mile on offer.

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5 Feb

Intersport and parkrun Team Up To Bring Sport To The People

action from Wimbledon parkrun

The new Intersport/parkrun partnership is up and running after the opening of the Intersport store in Wimbledon was celebrated by runners at Wimbledon parkrun. parkrun founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt welcomed a team from the new Wimbledon store who took part in the 23 January event before returning to base at 28 The Broadway. A large contingent of that day's parkrunners also headed to new Intersports premises to check out what was on offer in store.

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4 Feb

Community Spirit At Cardiff Half

Colin JacksonOlympic silver medallist Colin Jackson recently welcomed the 500 runners who were given free places at the IAAF/Cardiff University World Half Marathon Championships. The entries were made available to those within Welsh communities and to enthusiastic new runners as part of the IAAF’s ‘Athletics for a Better World’ social responsibility programme.

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3 Feb

Battle For The Flag In Maidstone

Beginners2Runners group photo

The last time there was a battle for a flag in the county town of Kent was on June 1, 1648. The Battle of Maidstone was a key event during the second English Civil War. Gabriel’s Hill witnessed the fiercest fighting as 2,000 Royalists, who were defending the town centre, were eventually overcome by 4,000 Parliamentarians during a raging thunderstorm.

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2 Feb

Big Fun Runs Return

Big Fun RunFollowing its success last year, the Big Fun Run Series returns in 2016 with events in some of the most scenic parks in the UK. The 5k events will be held from July to October and are aimed at all members of the family with free entry for children under five.

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