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Lovely point-to-point race from Cowley Recreation Ground, Uxbridge along the Grand Union Canal to Cassiobury Park, Watford.

A flat, scenic, unusual, multi-terrain course. Traffic-free apart from one minor road crossing.
As this is a point-to-point race, you can choose to leave your car at the finish and use the bus to get to the start - your car will then be waiting for you when you've finished. You can book and pay for your seat on the bus when you register. Great spectator-friendly start at Cowley Rec & finish in Cassiobury Park!

Grand Union Canal Spring Half Marathon

Slough, GB

With woodland trails, stunning scenery and lovely countryside lanes, this multi-terrain 10k route is guaranteed to please. There are some challenging hills thrown in to make it even more interesting and give a sense of achievement to all runners, whether you are an experienced competitor or a novice. Scenic, interesting and fun no boring road race this!

Although the course will challenge even the most experienced runner, we welcome beginners and pride ourselves on giving you a friendly race with an informal feel.

Child-friendly start/finish area with great facilities, refreshments, etc.

There will be a Childrens 1km race once the main race has gone off, which makes it an all-round family affair. Come along and support Danesfield School whilst getting in a great 10k run. Make sure you dont miss it!

Danesfield Dash 10k

Marlow, GB
2 races
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Fast, flat, fantastic! Choice of half marathon, 10k, 5k. Set in the beautiful Cherwell Valley countryside, the three routes all utilise the Heyford Park Airbase's Runway, RAF Taxiway & NATO Taxiway and are therefore pancake flat, traffic-free and pretty much PB guaranteed! These races are timed perfectly if you are planning to run a Spring marathon, but equally good for those venturing into racing, moving up a distance or just trying to improve times.

Heyford Park Airbase Races – Half Marathon, 10k & 5k

Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire, GB
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This great little race is now in its 32nd year. The 5k & 10k both wind their way around the leafy Hertfordshire town of Bushey itself, whilst the Junior Races take place at Race HQ - Queens' School. Chip-timed, with a great route, good organisation and fantastic marshaling these events will be perfect for everyone from novice runners to competitive athletes.

Spire Bushey 10k and 5k

Bushey, Hertfordshire, GB

The inaugural Round Reading Ultra Marathon (RRUM) takes place on Saturday August 5th, taking in a fabulous multi terrain course that circumnavigates the town of Reading.

Youll have a choice of a 50km route or a 100km route. The course will include a variety of terrain, including flat river and canal towpaths, undulating woodland trails, country lanes and paths through Reading's many urban green spaces.

With feed stations approximately every 10km, you don't need to worry about re-filling water bottles, etc. We'll even take your own nutrition out to the feed stations for you, if you prefer to use your tried and tested food.

As a two-lap course, the 100km route passes through the start/finish at the 50k (halfway) point. On an ultra you can always have a bad day and if it isn't going to plan you have the option of finishing, having completed the 50k, and still receive your medal.

Why not take on the perfect intro to ultra running with the 50km, or challenge yourself for the real race of truth over the classic 100km distance.

Round Reading Ultra Marathon

Earley, Wokingham, GB
2 races
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A great opportunity to run on closed roads on a fast, flat course. Voted 3rd in the 'pb potential' category by Runners World in 2013, this event is suitable for beginners, PB-hunters and competitive athletes alike. The race has been designed to showcase the glorious scenery in and around Maidenhead and rivals all other local half marathons. The spectator-friendly route starts and finishes in Maidenhead town centre.

Start/finish point: Town Hall in St Ives Road, Maidenhead, SL6 1RF

Maidenhead Half Marathon

Maidenhead, Windsor and Maidenhead, GB
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Open your season with this stunning sportive. The Black Legend is the tale of forbidden love, passion and murder, played out on top of the highest and most sacred hill on the Wiltshire Berkshire border and the Black Legend Sportive will take you up this very same hill. Set in the beautiful countryside of the Berkshire, Lambourn and Marlborough Downs, the three well designed, anti-clockwise routes, roll along quiet country lanes passing through picturesque country villages. Each of the three courses starts and finishes at the John OGaunt School in Hungerford.

The Black Legend Epic, Standard and Short

Hungerford, West Berkshire, GB
3 races
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The flat route embraces Reading's waterways for much of the distance, offering an appealing, multi-surfaced course that takes in rural, modern and historical areas of the town and surrounding countryside.

Reading O2O 10K, 3k and 1k

Reading, Reading, GB
3 races
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Enjoy a superb scenic multi-terrain half marathon route starting and finishing in the prestigious Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre. The course follows the Thames between Marlow and Henley, before looping back through beautiful countryside. Fantastic facilities and magnificent spectator-friendly start/finish by the River. Children's races to keep the young ones occupied while the main races are on.

The races start and finish at Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre, off Marlow Road, Bisham, Marlow, SL7 1RT. Look for the Purple Patch gantry!

Water of Life Half Marathon & 10k

Marlow, GB
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A lovely point-to-point race from Cowley Recreation Ground, Uxbridge, along the Grand Union Canal to Cassiobury Park, Watford. A flat, scenic, unusual, multi-terrain course, traffic-free apart from one minor road crossing near the start.

Grand Union Canal Autumn Half Marathon

Uxbridge, GB