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As we move into October, we’ve decided to take a look back at September to see which races were rated best, by the athletes who took part.

Whether it’s a marathon, a duathlon, triathlon or a swimming event, we’ve rounded up the top 5 best races in the month of september, as voted by you, that are worth signing up for, and have listed them below.

  1. The Intersport Run Reigate — Half Marathon, 10k & 5k (4.8/5)

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Andy Hully, Race Director — MK Marathon

Andy Hully, is the award winning Race Director and Organiser of the MK Marathon Weekend, which was founded back in 2010. Now in it’s 9th year (returning 3rd May 2020) the race has gone from strength to strength, including Rightmove as a title sponsor, welcomes thousands of runners each year and winning multiple awards, including a Racecheck Bronze Award in 2018. …


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Racecheck has teamed up with multi-award winning organisers aat-events to deliver what is expected to be the UK’s most sociable road running experience, the Guildford 10k on 13th October. The UKA-affiliated event has both 10km and 5km distances on offer along fully-closed roads. ENTER NOW.

Participants have the opportunity to meet and engage with other participants (through the Racecheck iOS app and on social media) from the moment they select 1 of 3 racecheck teams to join during online registration. Each participant then receives a free headwrap (buff) to wear on the day in their chosen racecheck team colour: #TeamTurquoise…


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Grace Panoff is one of three #visorclub Canadian members who feels every bit as connected to the athlete community group as athletes over here. Next year she will be taking the #visorclub flags to races and tweeting daily as part of the group to help share the community hug and support for fellow athletes.

Graces motto for life is: Bring your mind and your body will follow.

We asked her about how she enjoys the group, why #visorclub, what community and belonging means to her, and how she makes sure the international divide doesn’t separate her from the offering.

You…


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Described as “the Worlds most scenic Marathon”, the Richmond Running Festival, returning this September, takes place across London’s greenest borough (Richmond) passing through Thames River, Ham House, Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew) and even inside Hampton Court Palace!

The two day event offers something for everyone with a variety of races that include; Kew Gardens 10k, Richmond Half Marathon, Richmond Marathon, Kids’ Mile races and brand new to this year, the Richmond Sundown 5K.

Last week, we interviewed Tom Bedford, Race Director for the Richmond Running Festival about his offering for children and how he ensures a running legacy!

How many…


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The Quicksilver Hampton Court Half Marathon borders the river-side grounds of the magnificent Hampton Court Palace, and with just over 8 months to go until their next event (23rd February 2020), and the 7th in their series, we spoke to the organisers about the highly popular race.

You have 96 reviews averaging 4.6/5.0 for your 2019 event, what do you put this level of response from your runners down to?

We have now run the event for six years with continual improvements to ensure we deliver a first class race which shows from the 2019 reviews. …


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The goGIRL women only, 5k run and beach party takes place at Brighton & Hove this July (12th), and to celebrate its return this summer, we spoke to Goldline Events, founders of goGIRL about the event.

Set against Brighton & Hove seafront, the event is inviting women to run or walk the 5k fun run on the warm Friday evening before enjoying bags of entertainment in what is definitely a party! And what better backdrop than the coast!

What is goGirl?

goGIRL is a totally unique race for girls along the stunning Brighton & Hove coastline. A 5k out and…


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Sweaty Betty was founded on a mission to empower women through fitness, providing activewear that would help make women feel both powerful and beautiful, and since its inception over 20 years ago, the brand has fast grown into one of the largest international sportswear brands.

Last week, we had the opportunity to interview dynamic entrepreneur Tamara Hill-Norton, Founder and Creative Director of Sweaty Betty about the women’s activewear line and ask her some of our communities burning questions. Here’s how the interview went down.

What has been your most favourite race you have taken part in and why?

It’s really…


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Making a complete recovery after exercise is essential before you go out again, that’s if you want to perform at your best. If you don’t fully recover, it’s highly likely you’ll run into problems when you try to dig deep.

Andy Blow from Precision Hydration talks us through the role rehydrating plays in the recovery process and gives us some advice on how to properly rehydrate after you’ve been out doing what you love…

I came across an interesting article recently titled ‘Exercise Increases Salt Preference in Humans’. …


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When people talk about hydration, most of the time it’s about what and how much athletes should drink during exercise.

These are clearly important questions, but your performance is also massively influenced by how hydrated you are when you start exercising in the first place. Andy Blow from our friends at Precision Hydration explains.

Drinking a strong electrolyte drink to optimise your hydration status before long, hot or really hard training sessions and events can significantly improve your performance.

We call this “preloading” and the practice has been widely studied in the last 20 years or so, both with astronauts…

Amber Maher

Editor of Racecheck

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