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The London Marathon, Barry’s Bootcamp and Royal Parks Half Marathon – this week’s fitness news – Friday 12th October

We've compiled the week's hottest fitness news, events and discounts

Barrys-BootcampThe first UK Barry's Bootcamp outside of London is getting ready to open its doors

Our weekly news roundup is VERY event heavy today. From being able to win extra spaces in the 2019 London Marathon, to being able to nab great discounts on marathon entries and even race events being sold out. Check it out!

General fitness announcements

Those who have nabbed themselves a spot in the London Marathon can win a place for a friend too thanks to Virgin Money Giving’s ‘Miles More‘ campaign. In order to automatically qualify, those with a spot already must raise £100 by the 30th November. How hard is that, really?!

As well as being able to win a spot for a friend, you can also win exclusive on-the-day experiences, such as staying with the elite runners at the London Marathon HQ, starting the race as a VIP and

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Win a place for a friend as well as exclusive experiences at the London Marathon thanks to Virgin Money Giving’s ‘Miles More’ campaign

Next week’s Simplyhealth Canine Run has officially SOLD OUT. That means that more than 100 dog owners and their loyal companions are gearing up to run the 2.5k and it’s definitely going to be one to watch. Not only is a great event to highlight pet health, but also to showcase how our pets can help us improve our own health!

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The Simplyhealth Canine Run is now sold out
The latest fitness launches

We recently did a piece about Barry’s x Sky Garden one-off HIIT class in London, 155m up, and now we’re pleased to announce a new Barry’s Bootcamp right here in the UK! Barry’s is set to open up it’s first fitness studio outside of London, opening their doors in Manchester! The opening date also coincides with the brand’s 20th anniversary since opening the first studio in West Hollywood!

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Barry’s Bootcamp in Manchester will open next month
Sponsorships in the fitness world

The Royal Parks Half Marathon yesterday announced that they’ve teamed up with TENZING as their Energy Partner. The plant-based energising drink will keep runners hydrated through the half marathon next year, as well as spreading the message that there are alternatives to sugar-laden synthetic drinks. The 2019 public ballot for the half marathon will officially open 29/01/2019.

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Tenzing is announced as the Royal Park Half Marathon Energy Partner
Fitness events to attend

Early bid entries are now OPEN for the 2019 Baxters Loch Ness Marathon and Festival of Running. The festival consists of the marathon, Baxters River Ness 10k, 10km Corporate Challenge, River Ness 5k and Wee Nessie events. This year’s event saw more than 8,000 taking part, with entrants from as far afield as USA and Australia.

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Early bird entries are open for the 2019 Baxters Loch Ness Marathon

If you’re looking for a run with a difference, the OPAP Limassol Marathon GSO have announced more early bird fees. Entrants can currently get up to 20% off their entry price before the end of November. Taking place 23rd and 24th March 2019, the weather in Cyprus should be cool enough for a fun race.

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Runners can get up to 20% off their entry for the Limassol Half Marathon

Not one for you? Maybe the dates clash or you want to run somewhere else, check out our list of top 10 international runs. From scaling Table Mountain to running the Great Wall of China, there’s something for everyone!

Sam Summers
the authorSam Summers
Editor
Sam is a regular gym goer who loves a strong spin or step class. Her main fitness goal is to look super buff for her wedding and also to start lifting heavier weights.

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