EOTN in 2024: the story so far

National Running Show 2024

Back in January, our EOTN team headed down to the NEC in Birmingham for the National Running Show. Almost 30,000 running enthusiasts flooded the hall across the weekend to see legendary speakers and visit hundreds of unique exhibitors.

Our Steve Cram Training Camp stall had a series of our own incredible guest speakers including Wendy Sly (3000m Olympic silver medallist), Chris Thompson and Jemma Simpson (International athletes and Olympians) who discussed the Olympic Dream as we gear up for Paris 2024. Our special guest this year was Sir Thurstan Bannister, lecturer at Oxford University and son of the legendary Roger Bannister, who talked about the impact his father’s achievements had on the running world in preparation for the 70th anniversary of Roger’s sub 4-minute mile, which will be celebrated this May in Oxford.

We were also joined by health and nutrition experts such as Louise Sutton (Head of Sports and Exercise Nutrition at Leeds Beckett University), Frances Quinn (GBBO Winner 2013), and Lewis Moses of New Levels Coaching. Jane Tarrant also gave a snipped of her ‘Every Breath You Take’ workshop that share the benefits of breathing optimisation and how you can incorporate this into your everyday life.

Families on Track hit Monaco

Families on Track is a fun, family relay concept devised by running legend Paula Radcliffe. At the start of February we teamed up with Monaco Run to take Families on Track all the way to Monaco for its first international event. Despite the rain, it was a hugely successful day as we got to transform the famous Monaco F1 pit lane location into a Families on Track circuit for one day only.

A huge thank you to all of the wonderful families who braved the rain to take part. A special thank you to Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation who made the event possible. Families on Track will be back at the Durham City Run Festival and the Worcester City Runs 10th Anniversary, as well as being a huge part of our new Wild Goat Festival this year, where Paula and her family will also be taking part. You won’t want to miss it! For more information, click here.

Forest Runner Series

Sunday 25th February, saw our first Forestry England Forest Runner event of the year take place in the stunning Alice Holt Forest, Hampshire. We welcomed over 300 runners taking part in the 5k and 10k, and or course, a small army of volunteers helping us to deliver the successful event. The team then travelled the following weekend to Delamere Forest, Cheshire. We were delighted to see a huge turnout with over 550 runners taking on the stunning trails and fantastic sunshine on the Sunday morning.

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We now look ahead to the final Forest Runner event of the 2023/2024 season in Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire. This is your last chance to be one of our Forest Runner finishers this year, so why not join us in Dalby for the 5k or 10k race? Entry details can be found here. The profits from Forest Runner sales help Forestry England grow, shape and care for the nation’s forests, now and for future generations.

This information has been taken from the Events of the North Quarterly Newsletter, January – March 2024. To read the full newsletter, click here.