Spring Races

cSpring is on its way, or so I’ve heard, so it is time to start thinking about your next running event. Go on, if you start training now it’ll help to kick-start your beach body for summer.

Here’s a list of running events that are taking place soon that you might want to get involved in. Do let me know if you have an event that you’d like me to share.

The Hyde Park 20 Miler

Date: Sunday 24th March 2013

Website: http://www.theraceorganiser.com/

The Hyde Park 20 mile race has been specifically organised as a marathon preparation race. It will be chip timed so that you can have an accurate indication of your marathon race pace. Marathon pace start waves will ensure you are running around people aiming for the same pace on marathon day. Entrants have the option to run 12, 16 or 20 miles.

Regents Park 10K Summer Series

Date: Sunday 7th April 2013, Sunday 5th May 2013, Sunday 2nd June 2013, Sunday 7th July 2013, Sunday 4th August 2013, and Sunday 1st September 2013

Website: http://www.regentsparkraces.org/

Three laps of a mainly flat course, around Regent’s Park in London. Run on the park paths avoiding all bridges and road crossings. To qualify for the Grand Prix runners must apply for all the races, Grand Prix totals will be your best out of the six races. Medals, vouchers and free entry into the 2014 series will be awarded to the first three positions of all age categories of the Grand Prix who run 4 races or more.

Marwell Wildlife 10K Road Race and Fun Run​

Date: Sunday 12th May 2013

Website: http://www.marwell.org.uk/get_involved/events/10kfunrun.asp

The 2013 Marwell Wildlife 10K is a race to save wildlife. By taking part in Marwell’s biggest challenge event of the year you’ll be helping to raise funds for wildlife conservation and the care of animals in the zoo.

The General 10K

Date: Sunday 12thMay 2013

Website: http://www.toughenoughraces.co.uk/the_general_race.html

Whether you enjoy the challenge of a cross country run, taking in the stunning scenery of the South Downs or overcoming a gruelling obstacle course The General 10K Battle Zone is the challenge event for you.

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