Running Is A Mug's Game

am just putting together the finishing touches to a race schedule for next year, as part of a book I'm writing called Running Is A Mug's Game. I'm also doing a video diary for the BBC and Asics are sponsoring the project.

The project begins at 11.55pm on New Year's Eve for a 2km race in Milford, Derbyshire and finishes there on December 31st, 2007.

I have tried to choose a wide variety of races across the UK, but I am still looking for new races. Races with some history attached to them, or they have a unique character. The race may be special because some of the runners who take part.

If you know of any races I have missed - or if you want to join me on any races - please get in touch. I would really value your input, and any race organisers reading this, please let me know if you have an event worth fitting into this schedule, which can be amended.

Besides the writing and filming, the project will be raising funds for the Hampshire Autistic Society.

I have also posted this message on the general site.


Here's the schedule so far:

Dec 31, 2006: Bryan Clifton Memorial Midnight Run @ Milford, Derbyshire.

Jan 1, 2007: Brown Willy 6
Jan 7: Tadworth 10
Jan 14: Stubbington Green 10km
Jan 21: Brass Monkey Half
Jan 28: Ryde 10

Feb 4: Stourbridge Stagger
Feb 11: St Valentine 30km
Feb 18: Great East Run
Feb 25: The Terminator

Mar 4: Ballycotton 10
Mar 11: The Grizzly
Mar 18: Finchley 20
Mar 25: Bath Half
Mar 31: Omagh Half

Apr 1: Baildon Boundary Way Half
Apr 6-9: Guernsey Easter Festival
Apr 15: Flitwick 10km
Apr 22: Flora London Marathon
Apr 29: Nicola’s 5

May 1: Great Weston 5
May 2: DK 10k
May 6: Black Death Run
May 14–May 19: Cape Wrath Challenge
May 20: Manchester 10km
May 27: Plymouth Half
May 28: Upper Boddington 10km

June 2: South Downs Way Relay
June 9: Blaydon Races
June 10: Norwich Half
June 17: Freckleton Half
June 20: Lisburn Half
June 24: Chiquita Bananaman Chase

July 1: TBA
July 8: Wenlock Olympian Games
July 15: Race For Life @ Southampton
July 19: Winchester 5km
July 21: Asics Five Mile Race @ Eastleigh
July 22: Dartford Half
July 28: Swanage Half
July 29: TBA.

Aug 4: Indian Queens Half
Aug 10: St Levan 10km
Aug 12: Isle of Man Half
Aug 18: Race The Train
Aug 26: Grasmere Sports Guides race

Sept 1: Braemar Highland Games
Sept 2: The Beast
Sept 9: Lake Vrynwy Half
Sept 16: TBA
Sept 23: TBA
Sept 30: Great North Run

Oct 6: Coniston Trail Race
Oct 7: Liverpool 10km)
Oct 14: Stragglers Cabbage Patch 10
Oct 21: Great South Run
Oct 28: Fenland 10

Nov 4: Guy Fawkes 10
Nov 11: TBA
Nov 17: Brampton to Carlisle Race
Nov 18: Suicidal Six(ish) 10km
Nov 25: TBA

Dec 2: Santa Run
Dec 9: Stockport 10
Dec 16: TBA
Dec 23: TBA
Dec 26: Maldon Mud Race
Dec 30: TBA
Dec 31: Bryan Clifton Memorial Midnight Run


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