Avid runners will have the perfect opportunity to really put their custom insoles through their paces next year at venues with a serious difference – Cheltenham, Aintree and Newmarket!

Dubbed the Classic Run Series 2019, the programme is being put on by The Jockey Club, Reach and Hollicom Events, taking place between September 1st and October 20th 2019.

If you’re new to running, the news that it’s the relatively short distance of 10km may well encourage you to sign up for it – and what could be more exciting than making your way around one of the most famous racecourses in the world? You might find it so motivating and inspiring that you smash your personal best by a long way!

Each racecourse event will also put on a 5km run, a junior run and a family mile so that everyone can join in and have a great day out, not just serious runners with a point to prove.

The Cheltenham Classic Run is the first of the three to take place, on September 1st. Serious club runners will certainly be keen to test out the new flat 10km course and don’t forget that the event is going to be chip timed and there are generous cash prizes up for grabs for first, second and third places in each event.

The Aintree event takes place on the 8th and the racecourse – home to the Grand National – isn’t usually open to members of the public… but now’s your chance to compete within the historic grounds, creating your own memories of crossing that hallowed finishing line.

Newmarket, meanwhile, is taking place on October 20th, a course that’s widely considered as the home of horseracing around the world.

Of course, these events are quite a way off in the future and no doubt all you avid runners out there are keen to get your feet moving sooner than that… so with that in mind, here are a few events taking place in the spring and summer of 2019 that you might like to sign yourself up for.

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Winter 10k Series

Who wouldn’t want to run around the iconic Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park? These races are chip-timed and the course will take you past the London Aquatics Centre and the London Stadium. The next one is taking place on March 2nd.

Wild Mud Run

If you’re looking for something a little different to challenge yourself, try this Wild Mud Run in Osmaston in Derbyshire. It’s taking place on April 6th, featuring water slides as signature obstacles!

The Gloworm Neon Night Run

Or what about dressing head to toe in neon lights for a 5 or 10k route through the city of Sheffield? The race is family friendly, with fizz at the finishing line and lots of cake for everyone afterwards. What on earth could be better than that? If you’re in Sheffield on April 6th, pull your running shoes on!

Prince Bishops Durham City Run

Fancy something historic… take to the streets of Durham for a midsummer evening of racing in the Prince Bishops Durham City Run on the 25th of July.  A fanstastic atmosphere awaits you.

Siglion Sunderland City Half Marathon & 10K

You may want to run with the tide, and take part in the Siglion Sunderland City Half Marathon and 10k on the 12th of May.   This race showcases the very best of the City of Sunderland.

Not up to the challenge?  Perhaps leg or foot pain is preventing you from training?  Have you thought about having a gait analysis?  The way that you run could be the cause of  both that niggling knee pain and also the trigger to a re- occuring injury.   Podfo manufacture and design custom insoles, prescribed for you by qualified podiatrists and orthotists throughout the UK who also specialise in gait and bio-mechanical analysis.   If you would like to find out where your nearest specialist is, contact us today!