Music on the move for runners can be a bit of a no go area in many races but not in the brand new concept of AIR:RUN London. Read on to discover the meaning of AIR in this context and to find all the details on the first half marathon to be run on fully closed roads, wholly inside Richmond Park.
“I believe no human is limited." Those were the words of world marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge as he made history on the Prater Hauptallee in Vienna, Austria this morning (12 October) by becoming the first man to run the classic 26.2 miles marathon distance in less than two hours, recording 1:59:40.2!
The 15th birthday milestone was celebrated at the original home of parkrun, Bushy Park, by 1,838 runners and 67 priceless volunteers on Saturday (5 October) – that's 1,825 more than the 13 parkrun pioneers pictured above!
It was tipping it down as your runABC South reporter Alan Newman woke on Sunday (6 October). Volunteering to marshal the local half marathon suddenly seemed a less appetising prospect. Still, without volunteers none of us can race, so it was off to Judd School, Tonbridge at 8:00am with partner Sue James, waterproofs, several layers and plenty of trepidation.
Those three words uttered by world marathon record holder Eliud Kipchoge could be prophetic as the world's fastest marathoner attempts to achieve the 'impossible' sub-two-hour marathon in Vienna on Saturday (12 October).
If you are one of the 400,000 disappointed runners let down this week by the London Marathon ballot then organisers of the 2020 ABP Southampton Marathon want to tell you that 'every cloud has a silver lining' and the silver lining they have in mind is their brilliant 26.2 mile classic which will be run on the same day as the big London race in 2020 - Sunday 26 April.
Bournemouth Marathon Festival Half Marathon kicked off Sunday's (6 October) action in the Dorset resort, positioned at the eastern end of the 96-mile long World Heritage Jurassic Coast. The half was due off at 8:00am followed by the full marathon at 10:00am – a timetable cunningly designed to tempt some endurance enthusiasts/masochists to tackle both races!
More than 10,000 runners tackled a packed programme of races at Bournemouth Marathon Festival over the weekend (5-6 October). Around half of those were in action on Saturday in the children's and junior races, Supersonic 10K or twilight Supernova 5K, with several course records set in good racing conditions.
Always on the look out for virgin territory to tread, runABC South was delighted to hear the final race in the Forestry 100 Running Series will be held at a brand new venue, Jeskyns Woods near Cobham, Kent on Saturday 7 December.
Bournemouth Marathon Festival dominates the runABC South race listing with eight races planned this weekend (5-6 October). The weather forecast looks pretty good for the 15,000 competitors, who organisers GSi Events hope will once again come and experience 'running as it should be', as their strapline says.