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6 Oct

Big 4-0 Beckons For Chicago

Chicago Marathon

There’s nothing quite like the celebrations that accompany hitting the big 4-0 and Chicago plans to do it in style this Sunday (8 October) when it realises this marathon milestone. The event is gearing up to mark the remarkable trajectory that has seen its field rise from just over 4,000 in 1977 to what will be, for this World Marathon Major, a turnout of 45,000 on Sunday. 

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4 Oct

13th Anniversary Celebration For parkrun

Karen Weir parkrun ambassador

In many cultures the number 13 has sinister portents and many superstitions surround the first compound number in English language. However, for parkrunners everywhere there is much to celebrate as it was exactly 13 years ago this weekend that 13 runners took part in the inaugural Bushy Park Time Trial over 5k and the global phenomenon of parkrun was born.

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2 Oct

Thompson Denies Local

Callum Hawkins was unable to retain his Great Scottish Run title as Chris Thompson shone on a gloomy Glasgow Sunday morning in which 22000 runners took to the streets of the city. The Surrey runner was first over the line in the half marathon, finishing in 62:44.

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29 Sep

Great Weekend Ahead In Glasgow

More than 30,000 people will lace up their trainers and take to the streets of Glasgow for the Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run on Sunday (1 October). From toddlers to teens, fundraising fun runners to club runners aiming for a PB, as well as a host of world famous elites – everyone taking part will be guaranteed a traditionally warm welcome as the people of Glasgow line the route and cheer on all participants from first to last. 

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