London Winter Run on 3 February 2019 is the latest major event to embrace virtual running as part of their race offer. Anyone unable to gain entry to the main event can still secure one of the coolest medals around by taking part in the Cancer Research UK Virtual Winter Run.
Many competitors declared the RunThrough Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (QEOP) Christmas medal (pictured above) the best yet and a worthy bauble to add to the Christmas tree! In contrast to last year's snow and ice blighted event, the sun shone and late season personal bests were achieved on the flat, fast and inspirational course through London 2012 venues.
The 13th Kent Christmas Cracker 5 miler at Betteshanger Country Park, near Deal, drew a record entry of more than 400 Santas, Elves and assorted festive-clad runners to the 365-acre former spoil tip for Betteshanger Colliery, now happily transformed into a beautiful nature reserve and multi-sports venue opened by Sir David Bellamy in 2007.
Following unprecedented demand for its popular 10K race series, half marathons and multi-sport events, The Race Organiser has made its Gold Club Annual Pass scheme available at a price that effectively reduces individual entry fees to as little as £7 per event.
The Maidenhead Easter 10 was runABC South reporter Alan Newman's first ever road race and this famous event celebrates its 66th running on Good Friday, 19 April, 2019. There is no truth in the rumour that our correspondent ran in the first race but fond memories of his baptism in a Reading AC blue-hooped vest in the mid-70s still linger.
Wokingham Half Marathon has been producing super fast times since 1984 and it’s the first post Christmas half marathon in the local area plus the opening race in the Berkshire Road Running Championships. Sunday, 24 February is the date to mark in your diary but don't delay your entry as there are just 3,000 numbers available.
There were extraordinary scenes at the 25th European Cross Country Championships at Beekse Bergen Safari Park, Tilburg on Sunday (9 December) as GB's domination of these annual proceedings was well and truly tested on a proper cross country course.
With just under 300 days to the firing of the starter's gun, the 37th Windsor Half Marathon on Sunday, September 29, 2019 is now open for early bird entries. This year's race sold out and there were 4,325 finishers in 4:31:32 as winning times of 1:07:53 and 1:17:10 were recorded.
Race organisers Goldline Events have alerted runABC South to the countdown to 100 days to go before the 2019 Sage Reading Half Marathon unleashes 15,000 runners in the Berkshire riverside town for the 36th edition of one of Britain's biggest and fastest 13.1 mile races.
Mike Sharpe is a man on a mission to lift the lid on a taboo subject. The Southampton runner and colitis sufferer has pledged to run ABP Southampton Half Marathon dressed as a man sat on the loo, to raise funds and break the stigma associated with inflammatory bowel diseases.