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Oct 1, 2018

Why not put a pitstop in your running diary?

Keep some dates free for a few special events in the months ahead

As a runner you are always looking at the next event you can pull on your running shoes for.

And it’s always good to have dates in your diary and something to aim for. There are always the big ticket events that spring to mind - the Virgin Money London Marathon and Simplyhealth Great North Run.

But there are other events out there vying for your attention so that you can put the miles in. And there are many reasons to get out and run, wherever you are in the country. Put your best foot forward in the picturesque surroundings of the Royal Parks, the streets of major cities like Manchester and Glasgow or out and about at the seaside in Brighton. All beautiful settings with sights to see.

You can even take to iconic motor race tracks and not in your car. UK Run Events, the events channel of #UKRunChat, have organised The Running Festival at Goodwood, which takes place on October 14.

They have even confirmed Pop Up Pit Shops for the event. Located in the pit garages, they will enable runners to stock up on running apparel, accessories and nutrition for the 10K, Half Marathon and Family Mile, as well as the season ahead.

The Pop Up Pit Shops will include a range of well-known brands and innovative accessories for runners, with the first Pit Shop welcoming UKRunChat and event merchandise.

As Official Sports Retail Partner for UK Run Events, Up & Running will also be present. The specialist running retailer will be selling footwear, apparel, accessories and nutrition for runners, and the event’s Official Sports Brand Partners Ronhill, Hilly and Altra will take over one of the Pop Up Pit Shops to showcase their latest products. It has also been confirmed that The Running Festival at Goodwood will be an integral part of Ronhill’s #RunEveryDay October challenge.

Two Pop Up Pit Shops will be taken up by the Physiotherapy Partner who will be providing free pre- and post-race massage and advice.

A highly anticipated part of race day is the presence of many running communities including UKRunChat and Run Mummy Run. As well as having their own wave of runners in the 10K and Half Marathon, it has been confirmed that Run Mummy Run founder Leanne Davies will be there with her team selling merchandise, signing books and providing a meeting place for Run Mummy Run wave runners.

Race Director Joe Williams said: “We are delighted to announce our Pop Up Pit Shops for The Running Festival at Goodwood. We are really keen to treat runners with a glorious race-themed event and these Pit Shops are very much in keeping with the venue whilst providing runners with all that they will need on the day. We would like to thank all our partners for their support and are looking forward to welcoming runners of all abilities to the three races this autumn.”

Go to www.ukrunevents.co.uk for further details and to register.

Running diary

September

16 Intersport Run Reigate Half Marathon & 10K runreigate.com
23 Simplyhealth Great Bristol Half-marathon greatrun.org/great-bristol-halfmarathon
29-30 Bank Of Scotland Great Scottish Run greatscottishrun.com
30 Ealing Half Marathon ealinghalfmarathon.com

October

14 Royal Parks Half royalparkshalf.com
14 The Running Festival At Goodwood ukrunevents.co.uk/the-runningfestival-at-goodwood/
14 Manchester Half-Marathon manchesterhalfmarathon.com
21 Simplyhealth Great South Run greatrun.org/great-south-run

April

9 Asics Greater Manchester Marathon greatermanchestermarathon.com
12-14 Brighton Marathon Weekend brightonmarathonweekend.co.uk
28 Virgin Money London Marathon virginmoneylondonmarathon.com

May

5 Simplyhealth Great Bristol 10K greatrun.org/great-bristol-10k
19 Simplyhealth Great Manchester 10K and Half Marathon greatrun.org/great-manchesterrun

June

7 Simply Health Great North 10K www.greatrun.org/great-north-10k

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