With a limit of 6000, ordinary entries have sold out for this year’s Windsor Half Marathon. Charity runners can still enter with 300 places available for those who pay a higher fee that goes entirely to charity.
Windsor Half Marathon supports two major British charities; CRASH and the Prince Philip Trust.
The event is run entirely within Windsor Great Park, thanks to co-operation from the Crown Estate. The clockwise course is one small lap of approximately 4 miles and a second large lap of approximately 7.5 miles with the start and finish of 1.5 miles on the famous Long Walk.
The half marathon on Sunday is the main event in a running weekend that includes the 8km Running4Women Windsor race in Windsor Great Park on the Saturday.
Running 4 Women is a website devoted to women's running. It offers advice and articles on starting running, improving performance, health and fitness. There are training programmes, chat forums and an online shop, all aimed at encouraging women to run.
Those planning on making it a weekend in Windsor have a range of activities to fit around the running, including Windsor Castle, boat trips on the Thames river and a visit to Legoland for the young at heart.
Do something amazing! Enter the Great Scottish Run and be part of Scotland’s largest mass participation sporting event. The popularity of the race is due to its fantastic atmosphere, the fast courses in both half marathon and 10k and the cosmopolitan buzz of Glasgow.
Last year a record-breaking 23,386 participants took part and this year’s field promises to be just as strong. Website feedback shows just how popular this event is, with runners praising the course, the organisers and volunteer helpers.
The event begins in central Glasgow with runners heading out from George Square, down to the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, then over the Kingston Bridge.
After the bridge, the 10k and half marathon courses separate, with the half marathon going over to Bellahouston Park, on to Pollok Country Park and back towards Glasgow Green, where both runs finish.
In recent years, race organisers have added a new dimension to their online training support for run participants, with a series of training podcasts. This year they have a brand new series of podcasts, plus companion training schedules for each distance, courtesy of JogScotland.
Planning is also well under way for the Junior Great Scottish Run on Saturday 3rd September. Youngsters from 9 to 17 can compete in 1.5k and 3k events at Glasgow Green and experience the thrill of road racing.