185 million years of history in just 13.1 miles!
Thursday, 16 February, 2017 - 10:37
Weymouth half marathon - 12th March 2017
It's now only 23 days to go until the 3rd Weymouth half marathon and entries are coming in thick and fast for both the individual and relay event. Weymouth with it's many B & B's and hotels is a great location for those looking for a coastal half marathon with stunning views. With the new course being flat you could even get a PB!
For more information on this event, click here.
Celebrating 10 years of Squires & Spires!
Monday, 6 February, 2017 - 11:12
Did you know that the first ever Squires and Spires Sportive took place in 2007, that's 10 years ago! Originally with 2 distance options, the 51 and 72 miler, the event has continued to grow over the years. There is now a 100 mile route that is great for those training for an Iron distance triathlon.
With mostly glorious sunshine over the years and with feed stations offering a vast variety of sweet and savory snacks, what better way is there to spend a nice Spring Saturday?!
For more information on Squires and Spires and our other Sportive, The Quattro go to our events page.
Official Photos from Dirt Run R2 now ready to view!
Monday, 6 February, 2017 - 11:05
Well done to everyone that race yesterday at the second and final Dirt Run of 2017! The official photos taken by Adrian Howes are now available to view and purchase here.
The Final Dirt Run of 2017 is this Sunday!
Wednesday, 1 February, 2017 - 23:07
The weather is looking good for this Sunday, dry, but cold. However, it won't be as cold as round 1 so we are anticipating it to be a bit muddier, which will make it even more fun than round 1!
Don't worry if you missed online entries as we will be accepting entries on the day for all three distances (5, 10 and 15k). Just pop along to registration from 8.30 am and we will provide you with your race number. Please note that entries on the day are an additional £3 and payable by cash only as we don't have a card machine onsite.
We look forward to seeing you on Sunday!
For more information on this event, click here.
The offical photos from the Dirt Run are now available
Sunday, 22 January, 2017 - 21:07
The official photos from today's Dirt Run by Adrian Howes are now available to view and purchase on his website. Click here to be directed to his website.
The Results from the first Dirt run are now available!
Sunday, 22 January, 2017 - 20:59
Well done to everyone that braved the cold today and took part in the Dirt Run. It was great to be putting the event on again!
You can now view the results here.
We look forward to seeing some of you at round 2 in two weeks time!
2 Sportives, 3 Distances & 4 Counties with the finest countryside!
Thursday, 19 January, 2017 - 21:40
Once again both our Sportives will have 3 multi distance routes available boasting stunning rural views. The Quattro, starting and finishing in Cogenhoe, Northamptonshire offers you the choice of the 51 mile Piccolo, 64 mile Medio, which equates to just over 100k and the 86 mile Gran Fondo route that takes you through 4 Counties (Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire & Northamptonshire).
The Squires and Spires Sportive, starting at Naseby, Northamptonshire next to the site where the battle of Naseby took place in 1645 will be on a Saturday this year. You will ride past many English country houses, including the magnificent Althorp House (home of the Spencer family and final resting place of Princess Diana) and Cottesbrooke Hall (inspiration for Jane Austen’s ‘Mansfield Park’). With 3 distanced available, the 51 mile Piccolo, 72 mile Medio and the 100 mile Gran Fondo - the choice is yours!
A new faster course is announced for the Weymouth half marathon!
Thursday, 12 January, 2017 - 20:12
The wait is over and the new course for the Weymouth half marathon is now available for you to view here.
The updated course will no longer take runners down to Portland removing a large off-road section making the course faster. It's perfect for those looking for a half marathon PB. Runners will still be able to take in the stunning views of the Jurassic coastline and receive great spectator support whilst running through the town and along the Esplanade.
The change in route also means a change to the two leg relay. The changeover will now take place on the Esplanade close to the start and finish making the distances similar for both runners (6.9 and 6.2 miles) and not far for the first runner to return to the finish to see their teammate cross the line and collect your medals.
Please note that although on Ride with GPS the route is listed as 13.3 miles the route has been measured by UK Athletics and is an accurate 13.1 miles.
For more information on this event, click here
Ironman Weymouth - Race of the year 2016!
Thursday, 22 December, 2016 - 08:59
Great news! Ironman Weymouth has been shortlisted in the 220 Triathlon awards 2017 in the category - Race of the Year (>500 entries).
Since the event made it's debut in 2014, Ironman Weymouth (formerly Challenge Weymouth & Weymouth Half Triathlon), has seen nearly 4,500 competitors in it's first three year's and been host to the ETU Long distance Championships. If you haven't taken part in the event yourself you will most likely know someone that has.
Although there will only be a 70.3 in 2017 we hope to see the event continue to grow and intend to once again put on a world class event. If you would like to see it win the award of Race of the Year then you can cast your vote by clicking here.
Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing some of you at the event in 2017!
The Winners of the Dirt Run Festive giveaway are announced!
Thursday, 15 December, 2016 - 13:13
You may have seen that we have been running a Festive giveaway on social media. Anyone that entered either of the Dirt Runs between last Thursday 8th and midday Wednesday 14th December were entered into a prize draw to win a USN goody bag. The 5 lucky winners of the goody bags are:
Congratulations to all the winners. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your address to claim your prizes.
There is only 37 days to go until this popular multi distance (5,10,15k) event returns!