Event review: Rat Race Dirty Weekend
Around 5,500 participants came, saw and conquered the World’s Largest Assault Course in May by taking on 20 zones including 200 obstacles over a 20 mile route that weaved its way through the beautiful Burghley House estate in South Lincolnshire.
Sportsister tries BarreDance
What do you get if you combine classical ballet training with a high-energy dance aerobics class? You get an incredible and surprising workout that lifts your heart rate and targets your core. That’s exactly what’s on offer at BarreCore’s brand new BarreD...
Event review: Mizuno Reading Half Marathon
Jessica Whittington braved the elements to take on the Mizuno Reading Half Marathon on March 17
Review: The IceMan trail run
Part of the Human Race Off-Road Races, the IceMan is the third event in the winter series, renowned for being a challenge!
Taking place on an army training ground in Frimley, Surrey, the course is all about mud, dirt and hills, and as the name denotes:...
Event review: Mumbai marathon
Running is the last thing that many would associate with India. And yet this year, the Standard Charter Mumbai marathon celebrated its tenth anniversary, attracting over 40,000 runners across four different distances, a tenth which ran the full 42.2km...
Event review: Gosport Half Marathon
Having been well and truly bitten by the half marathon running bug after completing her first 13-miler in October, Sportsister’s Jessica Whittington decided to give another half marathon a go, this time in the form of the Gosport Half.
Event Review: Spartan Beast, London
Our Sportsister, Rachael Woolston, no shrinking violet as founder of the FitBitchBootcamp, decided to brave the cold, ice, and all sorts of gladiator-style obstacles with her 14-strong team of equally brave women! Here she reviews the beastly event.
Event review: Tough Mudder
There is a lot of hype surrounding the Tough Mudder events, described as ‘probably the toughest event on the planet.’ So Sportsister’s Melanie Ryding braved the muddy, cold obstacle challenge to see if the claim really is true.
Obstacle course even...
Event Review: Cycletta New Forest
Cycletta (Cycling Events For Women) is now in it's second year and has grown from two events in 2011 to six in 2012. This was my second Cycletta event, the first being Cheshire last year, so I knew what to expect and having enjoyed the experience last ye...
Event review: Run To The Beat powered by Nike+
Last month 18,500 runners took to the streets of Greenwich for London’s music half marathon, Run To The Beat powered by Nike+. Being a fan of good (ok, sometimes bad) tunes and intrigued by the promise of a music festival feel, Sportsister’s Jessica Whittington joined them.
Event review: Bupa Great South Run
The day of this year’s Great South Run did not bode well. Freezing cold and with frequent squally spells of rain - plus the race organisers’ prior warning of a stiff sea breeze - possibly filled many of the record 25,000 entrants with dread.
Capital Runners Richmond Park 10K
The Royal Park is home to the Capital Runners Richmond Park 10K, so Sportsister went along last month to try out the course which offers an undulating and varied route in arguably London's most beautiful deer park.
Event review: Lake Garda Marathon, Italy
I've stood on start lines in some stunning locations, but few quite as spectacular as the Lake Garda marathon.
The race starts in the beautiful village of Limone sur Garda on the west of the lake, all stone built houses which tumble down the hills...
Event review: Liverpool Marathon
On October 14 over 5,000 people flocked to Liverpool to take part in the City's first marathon in 18 years. Sportsister's Sheena Sidhu joined them.
As an absolute marathon novice to finish and run the whole way was my goal from the start. However I als...
Race report: Ikano Robin Hood Half Marathon
The iconic city of Nottingham was transformed into a festival of medieval folklore last month as hundreds of Robin Hoods, Merry Men and Maid Marians descended upon the University Boulevard and Victoria Embankment for the Ikano Robin Hood Half and Mini Marathon.
Event review: Lagoon Watersports ‘Go with the FLOW’ Ladies Day
Women from far and wide descended on Lagoon Watersports in Hove last month for the ‘Go with the FLOW’ Ladies Day.
Event review: Royal Parks Half Marathon
Fast becoming a hot ticket on the race calendar, Rachael Woolston can understand why...
I've been fortunate to have run in races around the world, and each one has been characterised in some way by the the country it is in. Whether it is the efficiency...
Event review: Helly Hansen Beauty and the Beast
Helly Hansen’s Beauty and the Beast is an off-road trail marathon, the beauty being the gorgeous scenery and the beast referring to the huge hill at the end of every lap.
Event review: Pharmalink Maidenhead Half Marathon
I moved to Maidenhead a few years ago so taking part in this half marathon was ideal, as the start line is only five minutes from my house! I am also training for the Liverpool Marathon so getting to the half way mark in a race environment was important with only five weeks left until that race.
Elvis Presley 5k Run
Imagine running a race of a manageable distance, starting and finishing at the iconic Graceland, former home of Elvis Presley, surrounded by fans dressed as their hero. Fun? You betcha - if you can cope with the temperature, already hitting the high twenties Celsius by the race start time of 8am on August 11.