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GRTW Runderlust – this weekend’s bucket list running destinations

Run to the beat of reggae in Jamaica or watch the sun rise over Angkor Wat in Cambodia, here’s our pick of the place to run and travel around the world this weekend Jamaica Reggae Marathon Set in the popular resort town of Negril, the Reggae Marathon attracts 2,300 runners from all over the world, although if you don’t fancy the hard work of a full 26.2 miles, you can drop to the half. There’s sun, reggae and delicious refreshment stalls to keep you going with fresh coconut water and fruits. And with the white sands of the beach right

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GRTW Runderlust – this weekend’s bucket list races

Exploring the world and the people who live in it through running is a great way to travel. Here’s our pick of this weekend’s inspirational destinations Valencia Marathon There are few places where you can enjoy amazing food, a great city to explore, great weather and a PB worthy course as Valencia. We are big fans of this Spanish city with incredible restaurants and trendy cafes in the funky neighbourhood of Rusafa, as a running destination. In 2020, we will be again taking a trip there and running a special Project Marathon training group for this winter race (view our

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GRTW Runderlust – this weekend’s bucket list events

Up this weekend is one event that’s been on the wish-list of most of our team here at GRTW HQ for some time… Bagan Temple Marathon Tucked away in central Myanmar is Bagan, home to more than 2000 temples through which the route of this marathon passes. From the 9th-13th centuries, these temples were the capital of Pagan Dynasty which unified what is know Myanmar. Now a UNESCO World Heritage site, it’s a major draw to the slowly burgeoning tourist industry. Should you travel there or not? This is a country that has been relatively untouched, it’s temples and street

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mosaic medal of Ravenna

GRTW Runderlust – the best race travel destinations

Maratona Di Ravenna Why travel to Ravenna, the Italian province of Emilia Romagna to run a marathon? Because it was once the capital of the Roman Empire and so it contains eight (yes, eight!) world heritage sites, it’s close to the “Adriatic Riviera” and is renowned as a foodie destination. And if you’ve ever been on any of the Girls Run the World Run Away race weekends, you’ll know that we take our food explorations as seriously as our running! Everywhere you turn in Ravenna, you’ll find 5th and 6th centre mosiacs, including a night sky of 900 glittering stars at the

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GRTW Runderlust – this weekend’s pick of our bucket list races

From the beauty of London’s city parks to the mountains of California, where our running race reporter, Sarah Shaw will be running this weekend, this is our pick of this weekend’s bucket list races  Royal Parks Half Over 16,000 runners will run through four of London’s eight Royal Parks, including Hyde Park, The Green Park, St James’s Park and Kensington Gardens, crunching through 13.1 miles of autumn leaves and passing iconic landmarks along the way – such as Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square and the Houses of Parliament. As you might expect from a race series that was created to support

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GRTW Runderlust – this weekend’s pick of bucket list races from around the world

This week’s Runderlust rounds up our top pick of races to bookmark for the end of September, and is inadvertently brought to you by the lettter ‘B’… Berlin Marathon, Germany A beautiful course, a good chance of near-perfect Autumn running weather, and the flattest of the Abbott World Marathon Majors, it is no coincidence that six out of the top 10 ever men’s marathon times – and two out of the top 10 womens’ – were run here.  As Kipchoge knows, Berlin is not only a fabulous course to target for a PB, but also to soak up the atmosphere

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GRTw Runderlust: this weekend’s bucket list races from around the world

Get inspiration for your race list for 2020 and beyond with our pick of this week’s sea-salty bucket races… The Purbeck Running Festival  If you like your coast on the rugged side, head to the Jurassic Coast for The Purbeck Running Festival and soak up the area’s spectacular history and landscapes – not to mention a few erm, big hills.  With over 3,000 foot elevation in the marathon route, this s not for faint-hearted, (if you go for the Ultra distance, you’ll climb over 7000 feet – that’s over 1 ½ times the height of Ben Nevis!) But with views

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#grtwproject26.2 ‘It hurt but would I do it again? Yes!’

With less than a week before the London marathon, our #grtwproject26.2 runner, Rachel Sparkhall, who we coached for the Paris Marathon has these thoughts to share for those about to run their first marathon in London…   I sit here typing this as a marathon runner, feeling proud as punch even though the Paris marathon didn’t go quite according to plan.  Right from the start, my pace was off target but I kept calm because the training that I’ve done with Tara of Girls Run the World has taught me to hold a little back at the start and aim

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How to thrive, not just survive a Ragnar Relay

Want to know the best way to approach a multi-stage team relay event? GRTW Co-owner, Dawn Buoys reveals all … A few months ago I got a call from my friend Tom asking if I fancied taking part in a relay team for Ragnar in Hamburg. Our last event in 2013 had been in San Francisco, where I’d run over the Golden Gate Bridge so, to be honest, the box was pretty much ticked with bells on. But since I’m currently training for a 38 mile ultra event, I thought at least it would be a good training weekend. I

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