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Best Sporting Events Near 1Life Centres

Posted by Paul Rayner on 31-May-2019 14:51:11
Paul Rayner


It’s ok to admit that some of us need new challenges and goals to keep our health and fitness programme moving forward and progressing. Taking part in an organised sporting events can provide you with the incentive you might need to give your training real focus. These events will not only provide a focus for your training and something to work towards, but they can also act an excellent motivator.  Training with a friend or partner can spur you both on and keep your motivation levels high as you work towards improving your performance ahead of the event.

Training for a specific sporting event can also vary and mix up your usual workouts, especially if you opt for a new sport / challenge. For example, if you are a keen runner or tend to workout in the gym why not try a swimming or cycle challenge for a bit of variety and a fresh challenge?

Whether you are a sporting novice or a seasoned pro, you are sure to find a local sporting event to suit your fitness level and interests. There are even events aimed at children and families, perfect for motivating the whole family to get outside and get active.

If you are still in need of inspiration, below is a rundown of some of the sporting events taking place near 1Life centres around the country.

North East 

9th June – Darlington 5K, South Park


29th June – Walk It Newcastle, Newcastle


7th July – Hexham Junior and Adult Triathlon, Wentwoth


16th June – Newton Aycliffe 10K, Greenfield Community College


13th July – Newcastle Pretty Muddy 2019, Newcastle Town Moor


14th July – Washington Sprint and Novice Triathlon, Washington


4th August – Big Fun Run, Albert Park Middlesbrough


4th August – Seaham Harbour Triathlon, Seaham


25th August – Great North Bike Ride, Seahouses


15th September – Teesside Bubble Rush, Stewart Park Middlesbrough


8th September – Great North Run, Exhibition Park Newcastle


6th October – Penshaw 10k, Penshaw


29th February 2020, Mad March Mare, Hexham

East Midlands


14th June – Sunrise City 5k, Birmingham


15th June – Nottingham Bubble Rush, Nottingham


16th June – Nottinghamshire Wheeler, Southwell


22nd June – Nottingham Absolute Tristar and Youth Triathlon, Nottingham


23rd June – Peterborough Midsummer 10k, Peterborough


6th July – Xrunner Water Wipeout, Nottingham


14th July – The Flat 100 South, Peterborough


28th July – Outlaw Triathlon, Nottingham


11th August – Newark Half Marathon, Newark


11th August – Swim Rutland, Rutland Water


22nd August – Chase the Sun Leicestershire, Loughborough


25th August – Coalville Triathlon, Coalville


8th September – Peterborough Bike Ride


22nd September – Rutland Marathon and Half Marathon, Rutland


29th September – Ikano Bank Robin Hood Half Marathon, Nottingham


29th September – Walk for Parkinson’s, Burghley House Stamford


5th October – Rat Race Survival of the Fittest, Nottingham


15th November – Rutland Night Run, Rutland Water


30th November – Nottingham Christmas Marathon, Half, 5k & 1k, Nottingham


5th April 2020 – Rutland Spring Half Marathon, Rutland Water



8th June – Nightrider, London


22nd June – Great East Swim, Ipswich


23rd June – Rob McLean Junior Triathlon, Cambridge


27th June – Surrey Hills Sunset Run, Guildford


3rd July – Hard as Snails 5k, Guildford


7th July – Ware 10s Children’s Races, Ware


7th July – Cambridge Swim Picnic, Grantchester


14th July – Walk for Parkinson’s, Dorking


20th July – The Broadgate Tower Run Up, London


21st July – Elmbridge 10k, Walton on Thames


4th August – Prudential RideLondon 46, London


18th August – Bishops Stortford GO TRI Adults & Juniors, Bishops Stortford


8th September – Surrey Cycle Challenge, Tadworth


15th September – London to Brighton Cycle Ride


22nd September – Go Insane 5k, Doddington


29th September – Beat Box Hill Kids Fun Run, Tadworth


13th October – The Herts 10k, Harpenden


2nd November – Maverick USE Exposure Lights Dark Series, Dorking


5th December – Santa in the City, London


29th March 2020, London Landmarks Half Marathon, London


26th April 2020, Virgin Money London Marathon, London

Hopefully you might feel inspired to take on a new challenge.  Nothing beats the buzz and sense of accomplishment you get from completing a challenge that you have spent weeks or months training for. The adrenaline on the day will push you to achieve a new personal best and leave you hungry for your next challenge!