Results for the Shindig in the Shire Marathon – 18.5.19
Set under the backdrop of the Clee Hills, this route left the Sun Brewery in the village of Corfton, and climbed upwards via grassy tracks and open farmland to Pinstones before dropping down through ancient woodland towards Westhope. The runners then followed an old bridle way that crossed a ford before climbing up onto Wenlock Edge. Wenlock Edge is an 18 mile stretch of ancient woodland that was once a coral reef with bluebells and wild garlic. The course then took in a section of the Edge before dropping up and down to Flounder’s Folly and joining more bridle ways to the final descent of the brewery. Full Marathon runners got to enjoy the scenery once again on their second lap.
Results for the Firkin 5 – 18.5.19
This race started and finished at the Hook Norton brewery, The Firkin 5 took runners 5 miles over roads and fields, past the brewery, round the shire horses, avoiding the brewery goats and back to the brewery for food and a drink. The route was quite challenging, with some nice fast road sections at the start and some hilly off road sections.
Results for the Copenhagen Marathon – 19.5.19
This was the 40th Anniversary of this marathon, with the race starting from Islands Brygge, which was located by the harbour front, starting across the Langebro Bridge and into the centre of Copenhagen and Frederiksberg.
Results for the Windermere Marathon – 19.5.19
This is one of a handful of marathons run entirely within a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was a 26.2 mile anti-clockwise circuit of Windermere, taking in Hawkshead, Newby Bridge, Bowness-on-Windermere and Ambleside along the way.
Results for the Chester Half Marathon – 19.5.19
This race started at the city centre Chester Racecourse and was a fast and largely flat route run entirely on closed roads. Heading northwest out of the city on wide roads, runners had plenty of support and music along the way. In the second half of the race runners return to Chester for the finish outside the Town Hall and Cathedral.
Results for the Great Manchester Run 10k – 19.5.19
The 10k course started and finished in Manchester city centre. It started on Portland Street and headed southwest, out of the city centre and down the Chester Road. After entering Trafford the route passed Old Trafford stadium. The course then looped around Trafford Park, passing the Coronation Street set and the Imperial War Museum North. Runners then returned to Manchester city centre along the Chester Road, finishing by the Beetham Tower in Deansgate.
Results for the Coventry Sprint Triathlon – 19.5.19
This was hosted by Coventry Tri Club and was a 400m swim, 20k cycle and 5k run.
Results for the Slateman Triathlon – 19.5.19
This was a swim surrounded with mountains, a bike course in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park and a run through an awesome slate quarry. The swim was 1,000 metres, the bike route was 51 km, and the run distance was 11 km.