New year – new you!

Yes yes, we’ve heard it a million times & we all start the new year off with the best intentions which then slowly (or in quickly) slide off the priority list and end up doing the same thing we have done year on year before.

One of the ways to ensure your new intentions stay at the forefront of your mind especially if its keeping fit and active are important to you, is to enter yourself for a sporting event. There are so many to choose from locally and most are organised to support great causes.  It’s a win win! Here’s a list of some of the events you have to chose from – go on – pick one & set yourself a challenge this year!

 

Cycling: LetsRide.co.uk

Like to get out on your bike more but don’t know where to start? Let’s Ride are here to help!

We organise everything from huge traffic-free bike rides through major towns and cities, to small local rides which are great for families and beginners. We train volunteers to lead and inspire rides all over the country. And we help you find great cycling routes and people to explore them with.

 

Leicestershire Half Marathon – 11 February 2018 Running

Run the first ever Leicestershire Half Marathon on February 11th 2018. Starting and finishing at the beautiful Prestwold Hall. Join us for this road closed Half Marathon and included in your race entry you will receive: Themed Medal Event T-Shirt A Chip Timed RunBritain Event Free Parking Goodie Bag.

 

Stamford Striders Valentines 30k – 11 February 2018 Running Welcome to the St Valentines 30k webpage where we will keep you updated on the 2018 event which will be held on Sunday 11th February 2018.
This will be our 25th running of the the popular 30k and we are looking forward to making it as enjoyable as previous years – if not, even more so !

East Midlands 10k – 25 February 2018 – Running

This is a new and exciting event on the race calendar based at the National Water Sports Centre just 10 minutes away from the City Centre of Nottingham.

Along this flat and fast course set with minimal twists and turns, runners will take in the breathtaking views around this facility completing 2 x 5km laps of the regatta lake and alongside the canoe slalom/white water rapids which is home to some of Great Britain’s Olympic athletes.

Suitable for athletes of all levels from elite to first time competitors, with professional bibtag timing, bespoke medals and T-shirts for all competitors.

Newton’s Fraction Half Marathon – Grantham – 4 March 2018 Running

2018 marks 13th edition of the Newton’s Fraction Half Marathon run under UKA rules,on an accurately measured 13.1 mile route, the race is one of  the county’s most popular road races.

Organised by Grantham Athletic Club the race starts and finishes on the track inside the South Kesteven Sports Stadium,Trent Road Grantham.
The race heads out of Grantham into the Lincolnshire countryside onto the Grantham to Nottingham Canal towpath for nearly 3 miles to Woolsthorpe by Belvoir, taking in a couple of testing hills along the way before returning back into the stadium for a ‘grandstand’ finish.

 

Stathern Duathlon – Stathern – Sunday 18 March 2018 Run/Cycle/Run

The 7th Stathern Duathlon will take place on Sunday 18th March 2018 and is held in Stathern, Leicestershire and consists of a flat 5k run, followed by an 18k bike ride, (New for 2018 a King of the Mountain stage up Mill Hill!), and then a repeat of the first 5k run to finish.

The event is held to raise money for charity and to support sporting activities within the village and local primary school, and this year we are supporting Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance as our chosen charity.

 

Rushcliffe 10k, 5k & Fun Run – 4 March 2018  Running

Keen runners can register for the annual event at Rushcliffe Country Park in Ruddington on Sunday March 4, 2018 delivered by Perfect Motion Sports Marketing.

Visit the event’s new website at www.rushcliffe10k.co.uk to book your place that will support Cerebral Palsy Sport as the official race charity and for up to date information about the event follow us on Facebook @Rushcliffe10k

 

 

Belvoir Half Marathon & Fun Run – Hose – Sunday 8 April 2018 Running

The route goes along fairly quiet roads, through attractive, rural, gently undulating countryside, which has been proven over the past 35 years to give many personal best times.
The race starts and finishes at Hose Village Hall, with easy access and parking. Your followers can relax in comfort in the Hall during the race, where we provide a wide range of snacks at the Hall, or they can watch the race along the course.
We get lots of local helpers, so it is a friendly event, which first-time runners will enjoy, as well as welcoming back our many regular visitors.

 

Loughborough Half – Sunday 8 April 2018

The Loughborough Half Marathon and Team Relay Challenge 2018

Are you tough enough..? Now branded as one of the TOUGHEST half marathons in the East Midlands!!

This fantastic event returns on Sunday 8th April 2018 – and Registration in now open 🙂
The feedback from last year about the new route was that the course was really really tough but really good!

 

Leicester’s Big 10K – 29 April 2018 Running

This beautiful and significantly flat 10K takes place in stunning Abbey Park in Leicester.  The 2017 race had over 1000 runners choosing to take part in Leicester’s Big 10K either as their first ever 10K race or else the more experienced runners choose it to try and beat their PB’s.

For 2018 we are delighted to be working with a new Charity Partner – Living without Abuse, have a look at the information below and please do think hard about running for them

 

Lincolnshire Arrow – 29 April 2018 – Cycling

Taking its name from the typically flat lands in Lincolnshire and the surrounding area, you’ll glide through the level plains on the Sigma Sports’ Arrow Sportive like a dart through the air – save for an unlikely uphill test that waits for tired legs at the end of the ride.

You’ll start out on Market Rasen Racecourse and head south, straight onto quiet roads. The first part of the course points more downhill than the even gradient the area is famous for – so make the most of the slightly sloping angle as you pass through sleepy village after sleepy village, linked by unspoilt country lanes. Heading towards Lincoln, the first climb of the day will present itself just after Canwick. It’s steep but quick and easy to deal with after a little exertion.

Once this has passed, it’s onto the long, straight open roads as far south as Ruskington in the North Kesteven District – giving you through opportunity to set your own pace on terrain that remains relatively flat.

 

 

Wymeswold Waddle & Duckling Dash – 6 May 2018

5 mile road race, 2k Junior race and 2k Family Fun run. Free parking. Village Duck races afterwards – for all the family !

Clawson 10k Classic 13 May 2018

The Clawson 10K is an undulating trail event for runners and walkers.  This year it is due to take place on Sunday 13th May at 11:00am.  All proceeds go to Long Clawson Village Hall Registered Charity No 1096772

Your race entry goes towards supporting this local cause and is not used in administration.  If you would like to donate additional funds, or gain sponsorship for either a local charity or one of your choice, please feel free to do so!

Nottingham 5k Summer Series – Race 1 – 16 May 2018

This Wednesday night summer series is growing in popularity, welcoming runners of all standards, including beginners. Part of a four-race series, there will be a medal and finish line goodies to all finishers at each event.

There are also prizes and trophies for winners and winners of vet categories, plus team prizes and a special series prize for 1st Male and 1st Female. Points scored in each race count towards the overall Series prizes (the first 100 male and female finishers in each race score points), with points awarded for race positions and the best three races to count towards series results.

You can enter a single race or save money by purchasing a three race season ticket or a series entry.

Peaks Tour – 19 May 2018 – Cycling

The Brewin Dolphin Peaks Tour takes in the very best of the Peak District and it’s breathtaking beauty.

From the start you’ll head out in an anti-clockwise motion around the National Park. It doesn’t take long before the first serious climb of the day presents itself, as you’ll haul up the hills to get through the historic village of Eyam via Grindleford and Sir William Hill Road, soon moving into Hope Valley.

Short, punchy climbs and descents follow immediately afterwards before a similar rise in gradient crops up, just after the honeypot village of Castleton. More info…

Peak District Pioneer – 20 May 2018 – Cycling

The Peak District Pioneer Adventure Cross is a classic British ride exploring the bridleways and cycle trails of the undulating White Peak area of Derbyshire. Mellow rolling countryside and picture-postcard views, combined with easy trails make for a fun relaxed early summers ride.

Bakewell is an ever-popular tourist town and is a gateway to some picturesque riding among the rolling limestone hills that give the White Peak its name.

Both the Massif and Mini-Massif routes leave Bakewell on the Monsal Trail and loop around High Rake and Longstone Moor before rejoining the Monsal trail. Then the route passes through dramatic (and well-lit) old railway tunnels before joining the Pennine Bridleway at Parsley Hay.   More info….

Belles of Belvoir Cycling Sportive (Women only) – Sunday 10 June 2018 Cycling

One for the ladies, we have three routes planned in the lovely Vale of Belvoir.  It promises to be a fun and friendly day out. There are three distances – 24 miles, 50 miles and 70 miles.

Give yourself something to aim for in the Summer of 2018 and sign up with a few friends or family or come and meet other like-minded women and enjoy a ride through the countryside in an area that is fast becoming a favourite for cyclists.

Notts Wheeler 22 July 2018 – Cycling

In its second year, the Nottinghamshire Wheeler Sportive has been given an earlier slot in the calendar giving you a chance to take in the brisk and winding byways of rural Nottinghamshire during the summer months. If you enjoyed last years Autumnal ride, you’re going to love it this year.

The routes start out from Southwell Racecourse and after cutting through Southwell itself riders head out north, winding through quaint English villages on gently undulating terrain, all the while tracking the River Trent for the first 20 or so miles. After passing through Sutton-on-Trent, Short route riders will point their steeds west towards Tuxford, while Epic and Standard riders continue on a northerly track. Here the Epic and Standard routes take in more of glorious Nottinghamshire: crossing railway lines and canals, bisecting swathes of pastureland — you really begin to get a sense of the area. More info…

Belvoir Blast Cycling Sportive – Sunday 30 September 2018 Cycling

 

Come and join us for a late summer blast around the beautiful Vale of Belvoir…and beyond.  We have three great routes lined up to give you a fun, friendly and challenging day out on your bike. The three route options are: 28 miles, 58 miles and 100 miles.

Starting and finishing at the village hall in Hose, Leicestershire, the routes will be well signposted and will include feed stations. The 28 mile route takes in pretty villages in the Vale, the 58 mile route loops round to Waltham on the Wolds and the 100 mile route loops around picturesque Rutland Water. This is a non-competitive, open road ride/sportive.  It is not a race and there will be no timing chips provided.

Viking Challenge – 7 October 2018 – Cycling MTB

The event is open to everyone, young and old, teams and individuals, both serious and fun cyclists – and Vikings! The combination of the serious physical challenge with our warm hospitality has proven to be a winning formula; with riders and volunteers coming back year after year.

Taking in the fabulous Vale of Belvoir countryside riders have access to a route not usually accessible to the general public and with lots of well-stocked refuelling stops along the way – our cakes are almost as famous as the challenge itself – it really is a unique cycling experience.

 

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