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WR Reader Awards 2018 – Women's Running


In February 2018, we have now created an extended listing of all the key operating classes, including competitions, shoe manufacturers, clothes, influential elements, equipment and retailers. From this long record, you voted on your favourite, which helped create an inventory of just 10 model classes. Hundreds of you who then voted again on your most suitable option comply with one of the best outcomes: probably the most beloved manufacturers you employ in your vote. So what’s your favorite running shoes brand and 10okay competitors? Discover out the highest 2018 brands


Greatest 5k

Winner: MK Rocket

Shoot the celebs on this quick rocket. Might 2019 brings the subsequent rocket gasoline to the 5k stadium MK. Very quick, principally the ski run has an awesome PB potential and is a chance to experience MK Marathon's weekend with out additional mileage. 5k takes place on the day before MK Marathon and is appropriate for 13-year-olds and over-runners. Run Rocket 5k and the primary event the subsequent day to get an excellent MK Challenge medal.

The organizers say:

& # 39; This is the third yr of MK Rocket 5k and we now have worked arduous to enhance runner experience and make this a enjoyable and quick addition to MK Marathon's weekend. Thanks to everybody who voted for us. We are comfortable to be the perfect 5k in 2018! "- Andy Hully, Race Director, MK Marathon Weekend

WR voters stated:

" I really like this 5k undoubtedly because it has such an excellent environment and is rather well organized and suits all talents. The course is admittedly fast with PB potential and the result’s a real buzz. Like it! ”- Portia Simond

“ Very well organized, friendly supporters of march / volunteers and amazing, lousy atmosphere always! A well-completed MK Marathon team, you're all AMAZING! ”- Niam Hani

“ Nice 5k, especially if you want to get PB. Full warming is completed for the marathon the subsequent day! – Carly Letch

Extremely beneficial: CRUK Race for Life


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Greatest 10okay [19659003] Winner: Vitality London 10,000

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Vitality London 10,000 has established itself as one of many UK's most iconic 10okay races. + runner who crossed the end line and Sir Mo Farah led the elite subject lineup, a few of London's most well-known buildings similar to Buckingham Palace, St. Paul's Cathedral, Previous Bailey, Massive Ben and Parliament Houses. household-friendly activities like va a number of sports activities and tasting classes. Entry is now open for 2019 Vitality London 10okay, Monday 27 Might.

The organizers say:

”We are delighted that Vitality London 10,000 has gained this award. We need to make Vitality London 10,000 in probably the most inspiring 10okay nation, and I feel this yr's occasion confirmed how we are making progress in the direction of this objective. We noticed a document number of 14,445 runners who crossed the long-lasting finish line subsequent to Buckingham Palace, led by Sir Mo Farah. Behind Sir Mo, we noticed hundreds of individuals of all ages, talents and backgrounds, lots of whom have been 10okay for the first time and rather more to go to charity. It's an occasion for everybody, and we anticipate it to grow and improve in 2019. Entry is open for London's 10,000 in 2019 on Monday, Might 27th, ”- Hugh Brasher, Event Director Vitality London 10,000

WR Readers, who voted, say:

”Such an iconic race for everybody. Help was superb, it was quick and enjoyable! ”- Gem Woodleigh

“ I beloved this race! There are numerous points of interest to see, help was incredible. Sensible goodie bag and environment paint. “- Sarah Tungstall

” This was the first 10okay, I liked it. There have been a whole lot of supporters around me. It's an excellent competition. ”- Jade Connor

Very grateful: Ladies's Running Collection

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Suggestion: CRUK Winter Run

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Greatest Half Marathon

Winner: Milton Keynes


MK Half Marathon Runs via the city boulevards earlier than operating via the luxurious Ouzel valley over the gorgeous, winding Ouzel River to Lake Walton, one of many richest places in Milton Keynes to take pleasure in wildlife, after which to the very picturesque Lake Caldecotte earlier than the magnificent finishing of the stadium. 19659006] “MK Half Marathon has been running for five years and has become the flagship of the region, introducing Milton Keynes's surprisingly magnificent natural beauty. nnia ”, which exhibits runners' enjoyment of the course, help and the finishing of a tremendous stadium. Thank you to everybody who voted for us. ”- Andy Hully, Competition Director, MK Marathon Weekend

WR voters stated:

“ I beloved this marathon. It was nicely organized, nicely organized, and even in excessive warmth I felt the audience, the organizers, other runners and rectors checked out all. The bags was straightforward, Loos was straightforward and there was rather a lot for the household. It's an enormous thumb from me. "- Laura Webb

" It was the most well liked day of the yr, so I gave myself a slower pace when I found and took an exquisite environment. The area people help on the course was incredible. Residents got here with host machines, water pistols and syringes to cool the runners. There was so much help! ”- Alice Winterburn

” The route was fantastic, taking us to the premises the place the most important help was and through an excellent park. One of the best feeling was to get to the top and run contained in the stadium. Cheers repeated loudly and let me really feel like a hero for the day! I’ll undoubtedly come back next yr. ”- Jemma Redhead

Very grateful: Rock & # 39; N & # 39; Roll Marathon, Liverpool


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Winner: Virgin Money London Marathon

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. The organizers say:

The actual joy has been voted the 201 marathon. One in every of our foremost objectives is to make the Virgin Money London Marathon more accessible to everyone. Within the first London marathon in 1981, less than 300 of the 6,300 end users have been ladies. Since then, the number has grown every year. We’re very proud that 44% of 2019 applicants have been ladies. We’ve determined to proceed this commitment to get extra ladies on the London Marathon. "- Hugh Brasher, Event Director, Virgin Cash London Marathon

WR-readers who voted say:

" There isn’t any marathon aside from London. It's my most essential race yearly, and I'll never get tired of doing it! ”- Karen Massingham

“ The sound wall from beginning to end will make you understand how friendly Londoners are. I always love the last two miles. ”- Rachael MacIntyre

“ I always feel so proud that the London Marathon Medal is hanging around my neck. It is such an accomplishment. ”- Christy Robbins

Very Valued: Milton Keynes

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Beneficial by Manchester

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Greatest Extremely

Winner: Race to the Stones

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Ticket Occasion in Threshold Trail, Dixons Carphone Race Stones is 100okay on the extremely-marathon Ridgeway, from Oxfordshire's Lewknor to Avebury Stone Circle in Wiltshire. with meals, bathe and entertainment and hie

Organizers Say:

“We are excited to vote for women's running card for the Best Ultra Award of the Year and hope to share more of our successes with men in 2019. The biggest and highest woman in the ultra-region in the UK this award is great for us. We constantly strive for 50/50 representation between a man and a woman in our ultrasound and often get it. Many thanks to our communities who still inspire us and make this event. ”- Cara Da Silva, Advertising Director, Threshold Sports activities

WR voters stated:

“ Organization, volunteers on the move, medical professionals and the entire competition group were excellent. I couldn't have asked for a more complete ultramarathon than the first one. I have recommended this competition again and again. It changed my life. ”- Dana Shockman

” I selected Race Stones as a result of I needed a challenge. I did the primary half of 2016 and the second half of 2017. Not the standard means, but the best way! It’s a incredible competitors that’s so properly organized, and all properly-outfitted pit stops and docs, as well as any type of help in the course of the event. And, in fact, an amazing medal and a nicely-earned meal and drink to finish. I might advocate this competition to family and friends, and I look ahead to rallying to the King subsequent yr! ”- Heather Wheeler

Very grateful: Jurassic Coast 3-Day Challenge

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Suggestion: 10 Peaks Lakes Lengthy

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Greatest Barrier Race

Winner: Robust Mudder UK

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Robust Mudder released in Since 2010, it has grown into a leading international sport, lively way of life and media brand, with over three million members and over 130 occasions worldwide, together with Mini Mudder, Robust Mudder 5k and Robust Mudder Basic.

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Very grateful: Pretty Muddy

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Greatest Worldwide Race

Winner: TCS New York Marathon

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The New York City Marathon is the primary six on the earth, however additionally it is the world's largest marathon with over 50,000 runners and typically double.

The organizers say:

”This yr's TCS New York Marathon was an epic occasion, because the competition exceeded 52,000 scorers, breaking the document of the most important marathon ever pushed on the earth. Marathon Day is all the time among the best days of the yr in New York, as our massive metropolis lives with individuals around the globe with a dream dream. ”- Michael Capiraso, CEO of NYRR

Very grateful: Rock & # 39; Roll Marathon


Suggestion: Marathon of Paris

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Winner: Notts Ladies Runners

In the insurance coverage yr, the Notts Ladies Runners (NWR) and the Committee's devoted ladies, who surrender their time to comply with, have gone a great distance. They’ve over 470 runners, enthusiastic newbies to ultrasound and over 5,000 Fb communities. They’ve labored tirelessly with this women' marketing campaign and Get Out, Get Lively from Notts Metropolis Council to ship numerous learners courses across the county. All the things is delivered without spending a dime, and their rising band is 41 certified leaders. The club's supportive benefit is what makes it particular, and so lots of their runners never thought they might ever drive 5k, to not point out the half marathon (and after) so many. NWR is proof that you simply're not too previous, too massive, too shy or too operating. They take a look at each other and never depart the lady behind. Purple Army, their supporters, will never let them right down to huge and small events, and for novices who’re getting ready for the journey, they may help the Olympics.

The organizers say:

we can’t thank our members sufficient for the vote. This is the facility of purple. ”- Sion Bostock, membership chairman

WR voters stated:

” I voted for NWR as a result of I feel this group of girls can change their lives. Utilizing NWR has given a robust motivation to start out operating, proceed working, run repeatedly, and inspire other members who’re really nice. It's nice that somebody is driving, laughing, discussing and making an attempt out new routes, occasions, distances and speeds. I have made many good buddies NWR's via, who’ve been there, as well as ongoing personal help for that, once I wanted it. I take pleasure in operating, and these ladies are the primary purpose for this. "- Lesley Brewer

" Once I started as a newbie at Notts Ladies Runners on a chilly Tuesday night time, I knew how a lot it will change to life. Teams are great, leaders are inspiring, motivating and so pleasant. Now, 18 months after I accomplished three half marathons, who’re educated to Run Leader, and I’m now a professional fitness teacher and private trainer, and I have completed your exercise my enterprise. Never say you’ll be able to't do it, because with this group, the leaders and the buddies you meet, every little thing is feasible. Come there, run and have fun! ”- Debbie Reynolds

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Extremely beneficial by Redway Runners

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Greatest Influencer

Winner: Run Mummy Run

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The organizers say:

”We’re so proud that we’ve got gained this prize, particularly ladies nominate and vote. Additionally it is a very good recognition for our group staff, which works so arduous behind the scenes. The aim of Run Mummy Run has all the time been to encourage and run all types of girls and convey these ladies collectively to help one another of their operating journeys. It’s superb that Run Mummy Run is recognized to assist ladies make constructive modifications in their lives. “- Leanne Davies

WR voters stated:

” Run Mummy Run brings so many ladies together, regardless of where they're operating. I’m so proud to be part of such a complete and secure group that evokes ladies to realize more than you ever thought attainable. “- Sarah Barnett

” It doesn't matter in case you are very fast or just beetle, everybody will help one another. You never laughed; simply being encouraged to be the most effective. All help retains me on the best way to retaining match, dropping pounds and filling VLM 2019. ”- Emma Preston

Very appreciated: Clear Coach Katie

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Greatest Shoe Brand

Winner: Brooks

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Brooks sells performance footwear, garments, sports activities bra and equipment over 50 nations around the globe. They are saying their function is to encourage everyone to run and be lively by creating revolutionary gear designed to keep runners longer, longer and quicker. This idea is supported by Brooks' "drive happy" philosophy, the search to have fun and master the operating of sport and all runners all over the place.

The organizers say:

”Profitable this award is a real honor and the fact that the Leaders vote makes it notably particular. Every part we do is designed for runners to be the absolute best experience. Our aim is to encourage everyone to behave and be lively. So we work intently with the continued group, take heed to your suggestions, and concentrate on learning and applying these lessons to shoe design. Many because of the ladies runners. It means lots. ”- Matt Dodge, CEO EMEA, Brooks Running

WR readers who voted say:

” I went to Brooks about two months ago, and I've by no means seemed again. They’re bolder and more strong and in addition give me a a lot better operating fashion. "- Joolz Walker

" I had Achilles tendonitis until I acquired Brooks, in order that they're for me. ”- Hannah Plowman

“ Brooks shoes offer great support for my fasciitis legs in placenta. ”- Susan Hopp

Very grateful: ASICS