Thursday, January 12, 2006

Marathon of Britain - UK Ultra running community

Happy New Year to everyone. We hope you all had a good rest over the Christmas period and are now looking forward to the racing year ahead. This year MOB has five events in its calander, two of which are new and of course unique. The season gets under way with Tring2Town on Saturday 28th January. This 45 mile race along the Grand Union Canal is now full for 2006, although there is a waiting list in operation. So get your name in as soon as possible. March 18th and 19th sees the return of spring MOBlite. This event saw its debut in 2004, and after a change of venue in 2005 we have returned the date to March, and the venue to Cotswold Conference Centre. The two marathons over two days format is an ideal way to kick your season off or have a go at running back to back marathons. Entry for this event will be open soon.

MOB is pleased to anounce the addition of two new events to its calander over the weekend of 23rd to 25th June. The final touches are being made, and we hope to have further information out by February. The Pennine 100 is the UK's first 100 mile trail race, and it is not for the faint hearted. Over some of the toughest terrain in the country, it will be a non-stop, self sufficient test for even the best athletes.

The Pennine Duathlon Challenge is not like any other multi-sport event. Its offroad 26 mile run, 100 mile mountain bike, 26 mile run will appeal to runners, cyclists and triathletes alike. For most the event will take about 24 hours to complete, adding new challenges to an extreme duathlon event. September will see the staging of the 4th Marathon of Britain. From 3rd to 8th competitors will cover 175 miles through the Heart of England. The terrain is varied, and every day is a challenge, but for those who take part it is an adventure like no other. Further infomation can be found on the minisite, or in the forum area. We hope to see you at some of these events (if not all of them!) and we hope you have a happy and healthy 2006. Rory, Richard & the MOB Team
mob_rich on Monday 09 January 2006 - 09:54:05

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