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Running Events News & Reports

News & Highlights from the latest 5k, 10k, Marathon & Half Marathon Running Races at The Running Bug. We also have a lot of advice and tips to help you start running today.


  • The Great Debate – The Race Director Fights Back!

    Sarah Russell , Director of the Tunbridge Wells Half Marathon felt compelled to contact the Running Bug to reply to the 87 per cent of you who said that Race Fees are too expensive . Yes, some events are over priced and over commercialized, but please...
  • Running In The Algarve

    People often ask The Running Bug's founder, Joe Mountain, why he moved to the Algarve. The answer is s imple: The weather, the sea and the running. Here’s the low down on why the Algarve makes the perfect running holiday . Climate With...
  • Robin Hood Nottingham Marathon cancelled

    This year’s Robin Hood Nottingham Full Marathon has been cancelled due to safety concerns. The Half Marathon will go ahead. Organisers have cited the increase in Nottingham’s population and traffic flow as the reasons for the cancellation...
  • Salomon Kielder Marathon Announced

    Plans have been unveiled to repeat the Salomon Kielder Marathon for the third time. The Salomon Kielder Marathon will be taking place on Sunday October 7. Once again, the marathon will take an entirely off-road course around northern Europe’s...
  • The Marathon of the North Route Announced

    The route of Sunderland’s new Marathon of the North has been announced by Britain’s last Olympic marathon medalist, Charlie Spedding. The route is made up of 26.2 miles of seafront, parks and many of Sunderland’s most important landmarks...
  • BHF 2012 Runs: Choose From 5k to 20 Miles

    Run and help save someone’s life... Are the long nights and cold weather keeping you and running shoes indoors? The British Heart Foundation has a great range of runs and jogs to inspire you for the year ahead. Make 2012 your year to have fun...
  • 5 most scenic marathons

    We all know about the big city marathons like London, Berlin and New York but sometimes a new and exciting destination can inject new life into those tired running shoes. There are now thousands of events across the globe and the chance to combine a marathon...
  • Running Holiday Offer

    Photo courtesy of Embrace Sports If you're looking for a holiday with a difference where you'll keep fit, receive coaching and advice, meet new people, enjoy great food and still come back with a tan, then a running holiday is just what you...
  • Get Race Ready

    Gearing up for a race this summer? From hydration tactics to warm up basics, we’ve got everything you need to arrive at the start line (and the finish) in great shape. Chest Up, Shoulders Back Good posture gives performance...
  • Virgin London Marathon 2012 Ballot - Don't Miss It!

    How to enter the 2012 Virgin London Marathon ballot. The Ballot for the London Marathon 2012 is now closed. Check out the Running Bug's London Marathon 2012 Guide for information on how to run for charity and training for the big day! If you're...
  • Marathon Month Menu

    April is Marathon Month here at The Running Bug and, whether you're revving up to run a Spring marathon or just dreaming of the day you'll be ready to take on 26.2 miles, we've got a huge goody bag of marathon-related treats for you... ...
  • The World's Favourite Marathons

    Whether you’ve decided to go for it and take on The Big One or you’re looking to notch up your next of many marathons, if you find strength in numbers you could do worse than sign up for one of these – the world’s 10 biggest 26...
  • Limassol Marathon GSO 2011

    Escape the chill and take in 26.2 miles in the Cyprus sun. The 2011 Limassol Marathon will take place on 20 th February and ideal conditions for running are expected with temperatures around 15-15 degrees Celcius. The race starts from Molos on the promenade...
  • Cyprus International Four Day Challenge

    "A severe weather warning has been issued across many parts of the UK. Most of us can expect extreme cold, icy conditions, with temperatures dropping as low as minus four degrees overnight..." I turned off the weather forecast on the hotel...
  • TRB's Top Five Festive Races

    Christmas 2010 seems to be the year of festive-themed races with more tinsel-tastic events taking place across the UK than you can shake a seasonal stick at. Here’s our pick of the bunch. Scotland Edinburgh Christmas 5k Run 2010 Inverleith...
  • Hardmoors 110 - One Mile at a Time

    114 Miles along North Yorkshire’s Cleveland Way is a long way to run. Add in 6000m of ascent and a time limit of 36 hours and you definitely have a challenge on your hands. But that’s the Hardmoors 110 for you, probably the UK’s toughest...
  • VLM: Bad Luck in the Ballot?

    Spent the last six months waiting for 2011 Virgin London Marathon results only to have your long-distance dreams dashed by an apologetic letter? Join the club. More than 160,000 people put their names into the VLM hat last April. With the race capacity...
  • Running Abroad with Sports Tours International

    Sports Tours International fly runners out to races in locations as diverse as Marrakech, Disney World, Barbados and Tokyo. So who better to give us a few tips booking a running holiday? Sports Tours International specialise in taking athletes...
  • Charity Bulletin Board – charity race places, runs and news

    Right To Play Help us celebrate ten years of working with disadvantaged children through sports, by running with us on the 10.10.10 at the Royal Parks Half Marathon. We still have spaces available for this popular Half Marathon which starts and ends in...
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