If you’ve ever run one of AIMS’ 350 member marathons, chances are you’ve received Distance Running magazine in your race pack. This is the official quarterly publication of AIMS and IAAF and provides a wealth of information to runners and race organisers.
Distance Running provides a 15-month rolling calendar of races and full contact details of AIMS member events. It is published in January, April, July and October.
The magazine contains race reports, the occasional opinion piece and regularly updated lists of world leading times for marathon, half marathon and 10km distances.
The magazine also keeps readers up to date with news from AIMS, IAAF and other worldwide organisations dedicated to the promotion of distance running, such as the International Association of Ultrarunners (for distances greater than the marathon) and the World Mountain Running Association.
About 400,000 copies are distributed free each year to AIMS member races. They are passed on to runners in registration packs, finisher bags, or from an AIMS booth at a member’s race expo.
Recent issues of Distance Running magazine are available online at http://www.distancerunning.co.uk/
Endure24, the 24 hour individual and team relay trail race, is back for 2014 with a confirmed date of 28th - 29th June 2014 and a headline sponsor.
Mizuno Running has been confirmed as the headline sponsor for Endure24 2014, which is now known as Mizuno Endure24. A new website has been launched and Mizuno Endure24 is now open for registration.
Taking place in the scenic Wasing Park Estate in Aldermaston near Reading, Berkshire, Mizuno Endure24 has been growing in both size and popularity since the successful inaugural event in 2012. Aimed at endurance runners of all levels, Mizuno Endure24 is now firmly established in the trail and ultra running calendar as an event with a unique festival atmosphere not to be missed.
The 24 hour race starts at noon on Saturday 28th June and finishes at noon on Sunday 29th June, and it is run over an 8 km / 5 mile loop of woodland trails. There is free camping for runners, their families and friends, with specific areas set out for the solo runners. Entertainment, 24 hour catering, luxury toilets and hot showers, as well as 24 hour sports massages all contribute to the unique, inspirational atmosphere of Mizuno Endure24. The Mizuno Tech Truck will also be on site for the duration of the event.
The event philosophy is ‘Life begins at the end of your comfort zone’, welcoming both experienced ultra runners and endurance virgins to give it a go and see how far they can take it within the 24 hour period.
Runners can enter as solo runners, pairs and teams of either 3-5 or 6-8 runners in mixed, male or female categories, and Mizuno Endure24 is a fantastic opportunity for club runners, corporate teams or charity runners to get together for a weekend of bonding, racing and camping.
The aim is to run as many laps as possible in the 24 hour period per solo runner, pair or team. It’s up to each runner how many laps they complete and how fast they run, although the organisers recommend that runners should be able to run 10k comfortably. Please refer to the info page on the website for the full terms and conditions, including details about night running and feed stations.
The solo winners of Endure24 2013 and current record holders were Jacek Latala, covering 23 laps / 115 miles, and Katie Herrington with 21 laps / 105 miles.