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Mixing colour with courage, Run or Dye has announced an exciting partnership with This Girl Can. The partnerships is hoping to encourage and inspire more women to become active through running.
Clubs affiliated with the Home Country governing bodies - England Athletics, Scottish Athletics, Welsh Athletics and the Northern Ireland Athletics Federation - will once again be allocated a limited number of places for Virgin London Marathon.
One of the UK's most enduring running characters will this year run his 700th marathon. Steve Edwards from the Cotswold town of Moreton in Marsh will reach the incredible landmark at the Bournemouth Marathon on Sunday 4 October. In doing so, the 53-year-old will set a new world record for running 700 marathons in the fastest average finish time - just under 3hrs 18min!
London is gearing up to host its first ever night-time colour-themed run. Billed as the 'Happiest 5k on the Planet’, The Color Run Night will be hitting Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Saturday 5 September.
One of the UK's top running events just got better. The Windsor Running Festival, featuring the Running4Women Windsor 10K (Saturday 26 September) and Windsor Half Marathon (Sunday 27 September), has confirmed the introduction of race pacers. The big autumn double header will be working with the exciting Xempo Race Pacing team to make sure festival runners get the times they are hoping for.
Despite a stumble in the last lap, Mo Farah retained his 10,000m world crown in Beijing on Saturday (22 August), meaning the British runner has now won six successive global distance titles. Farah faced the challenge of Kenya’s Geoffrey Kamworor and Paul Tanui, yet his trademark last-lap surge allowed him to secure first place in 27:01:13, setting a new stadium record.