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28 Jul

First Showdown At Snowdonia

Stuart Walker winner at the Snowdonia Trail Marathon

The Scott Snowdonia Trail Marathon made an impressive debut with over 750 runners taking part in the inaugural event on Sunday (26 July). Organised by Always Aim High Events, the race, which included a half marathon, started and finished in Wales’ adventure capital, Llanberis, and took in some spectacular trails through Snowdonia National Park. 

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28 Jul

Water Rats

River Rat Race action

1500 participants took part in the River Rat Race at London Excel on Saturday (25 July). Hosted in partnership with Shelter, London’s only aquatic obstacle event involved a 10k water course with a series of wet and wild challenges including the ‘zorb pool’, water trampolines, a 50 foot water slide and a massive 20 foot jump off the dock.

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24 Jul

Go Commando

Commando Run

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.

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23 Jul

Payn Comfortable Winner At Race To The Stones

Tom Payn Run The Stones 2015 winner

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.

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23 Jul

Masters Commit To Worcester

Angela CopsonThe 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. 

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23 Jul

401 Marathons In 401 Days

Ben Smith

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.

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