RUNNING update May 2019

I am about to start long overdue on-the-run updates to the SWSN running pages.

I aim to get things sorted as soon as practically possible and envisage this will - sensibly - require two weeks, at least, as it has done in previous years.

As ever I will include relevant links whenever possible and you are invited to send me any new race dates or race updates (ie new websites, new organisers, new race names, correcting my errors etc) by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

In the meantime thank you for your patience, support and understanding runners... 

 

SOUTH WEST SPORTS NEWS guide to #swrunning

Devon based running mum and Olympian Jo PaveyNew to running?

South West Sports News loves running and is passionate about how twitter enables us to interact so we have combined the two for our guide to make it easier for you to connect with your nearest #swrunning group.

What are you waiting for? Start running today...

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ONLY 24 HOURS to your first half marathon

This article was originally penned 24 hours before the record-breaking 2010 Plymouth Half Marathon... so what if you are running a half marathon for the first time?

SWSN asked experienced Tamar Trotters runner Pete Waumsley - who, at the time, had run something in the region of 35 half marathons - his advice.

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SW RUNNING South West England race dates

YOUR NEXT RACE COULD BE HERE...on the run in the sun

tweet @swsportsnews using #swrunning hashtag to be listed

*IMPORTANT NOTICE am in throes of updating our 2019/2020 race dates (so please return at weekend for updated/revised listings THANK YOU RUNNERS)



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RIGHT, SAID FRED: INSTINCTIVE SPORTS

I ran my first eight miles in preparation for next month's Plymouth Half Marathon on Sunday at Burrator but it was thanks to a runner from Instinctive Sports, Fred Jenkins, that I ran a half decent pace.

Fred was a great ambassador for the sport and Instinctive Sports, reminding me why I started running with a club in the first place.

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TAMAR TROTTERS running club

There are a string of top running clubs throughout the region and I intend to try and link you to them all eventually.

First off . . . Tamar Trotters, who are based in Saltash and boast a superb, informative website as well as being an all-round welcoming, friendly and helpful club.

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PLYMOUTH HALF ENTRIES CLOSE AT RECORD HIGH

Entries for the 2010 Plymouth Half Marathon on Sunday May 30 have closed at a record high.

Race organiser Nigel Rowe MBE said: "It's fantastic news to have achieved 6,000 entrants - our largest to date.

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