The Comrades Marathon is the world’s largest and oldest ultra marathon with a distance of about 89km. This fantastic event takes place every year in the KwaZulu-Natal Province of South Africa between Durban and Pietermaritzburg. The direction of the race changes every year, alternating between the ‘up run’ (87km) starting from Durban and the ‘down run’ (89km) starting from Pietermaritzburg.
Online entries for one of Britain's biggest and best all-female road races close at midnight tomorrow (Wednesday, 26 September).Running4Women Windsor Womens 10K takes place in the historic Berkshire market town at 10am this Saturday, 29 September 2018.
Around 10,000 runners battled Storm Bronagh to complete the Simplyhealth Great Bristol Half Marathon yesterday (23 September). Despite the appalling conditions the official results were showered with personal bests as Cardiff AAC athletes Matt Clowes and Clara Evans led the way.
As we continue to race through September there are around 50 events recorded in runABC South's comprehensive race listing this weekend. We turn the spotlight on a number of top quality half marathons that feature in the fixture list on Saturday (22 September) and Sunday (23 September).
realbuzz Richmond RUNFEST weekend concluded with the Richmond RUNFEST Marathon and Half Marathon races drawing 3,500 runners to the world famous Royal Botanical Gardens for the mass start on Sunday morning (16 September).
Australian endurance athlete Michael Shelley (pictured above) was the star attraction at realbuzz Richmond RUNFEST as he took the Kew Gardens 10K by storm on Saturday (15 September). More than 3,000 runners took part in the Peter Pan-themed event that acts as the curtain raiser for one of London's biggest and best multi-race weekend running festivals.
There were 4,000 finishers in the four race programme that brought Intersport Run Reigate back to Priory Park on Sunday (16 September) for a fifth successful year. This represents an increase of more than 1,000 participants for the multi-award winning event, voted UK’s Best Half Marathon at The Running Awards 2017 and silver medal winners in 2018.
The legacy of Matt Campbell will be felt for years to come with a large part of his fundraising money going to support young people at risk of poor mental health, through the project 3.7, named after the number of miles Matt had left to complete at London Marathon.
You’ve picked the race. You’re doing the training. The big day is coming up fast. For some of us, taking part in a race is enough. We are happy to be a part of something bigger than our individual training sessions, to be running alongside hundreds of others and to be enjoying that feeling of camaraderie.
GOAT. Greatest Of All Time. That is the new accolade that can now be conferred upon Kenya’s 33-year-old marathon sensation Eliud Kipchoge following his astonishing world record in the Berlin Marathon yesterday (16 September).