Running takes a new dimension with the staging of the CamSur Marathon on September 26 2010.  A world-class international run tipped to draw the country’s leading runners and foreign participants at the Camsur Watersports Complex (CWC) in Camarines Sur.

After close to a year of preparation, organisers are confident that the country’s premier running event will be able to attract a record field of more 20,000, including the elite runners from all over the world.
Govenor L Ray Villafuerte, Jr. of the host province is thrilled over the staging of the blue-ribbon event, sponsored by Summit Water, which also serves as a fund-raiser for Gawad Kalinga projects.

Thousands are expected to troop to Camsur, which also offers world class sports amenities and recreations, including the Caramoan, a traveler’s haven for relaxation and recreation, and the CWC, home to world class cable park system and site of the 2008 and 2009 World Wakeboarding Championships.

Focus will be on the CamSur Marathon, which features runs of 3k, 5k, 10k, 21k and the centerpiece, 42k. Deadline for registration is September 12 with race packs to be delivered between September 19 and 24. International participants may claim their race kit at CWC on the same dates.
Next event date:
Sunday 26 September 2010

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When Steve Edwards ran the inaugural Coventry Marathon back in October 1981, he vowed to never run a marathon again. Little did he realise at the time that not only would he ignore that vow but nearly 29 years later, go on to fulfil an incredible personal challenge of becoming the first athlete in the world to run 500 official marathons in an average finish time of sub 3hrs 30min.

On April 11th 2010, Steve crossed the finish line of the Connemara Marathon in Ireland to not only complete his challenge 2 years earlier than expected but did so with a staggering final average finish time of just 3hrs 18min 18sec.

To run 500 marathons alone would to most seem an impossibility when you consider the physical demands of trying to stay fit and healthy for such a long period of one’s life, not to mention the discipline and sheer dedication that is required.  However, to run 500 marathons in an average finishing time of 3hrs 18min is quite extraordinary.

The Cotswolds based athlete who runs for Bourton Roadrunners started running in 1981 at the age of 18 when he completed the Coventry Marathon, his first ever race! Although finishing in a respectable 3hrs 39min, he couldn’t walk properly for two days after and realising the demands of running 26.2 miles, concentrated on shorter distances instead.
The first to become the youngest athlete to run 100 official marathon races which he achieved in 1990 at the age of 28. The second to run the most official marathon races in a one year period which he achieved in 1992 with a total of 87 marathons averaging just 3hrs 14min for each one. Then the third and arguably the toughest, to run 500 official marathon races averaging sub 3:30 by his 50th birthday in 2012.

This incredible journey has taken Steve to 26 countries in all, not to mention the length and breadth of the British Isles, from the Isles of Scilly to the Outer Hebrides, some 60 counties all told. He has run marathons on consecutive days many times including on three occasions the gruelling 10 marathons in 10 days challenge around Lake Windermere where he set another world record for completing a 10in10 in the fastest time and still holds the Vet Masters record for this.

‘The fastest 500 marathons ever run by an individual athlete’.
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