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).
Runners will be wearing their best fluorescent outfits and waving glow sticks at tomorrow's (Saturday 15 September) Bright for Sight Night Run. This year’s event is celebrating the 100th anniversary of Dorset Blind Association.
Eliud Kipchoge is just like the rest of us runners. All he wants from his next race is to beat his personal best. The only difference is that his next event is the BMW Berlin Marathon on 16 September and a Kipchoge PB could mean a new world record!