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    On Sunday 20th September, the Wiggle London Duathlon will be taking place: this is the world's premier duathlon event and it offers athletes of all abilities the chance to race through the picturesque surroundings of Richmond Park.

    Are you ready to challenge yourself by entering this London race? 

    Get a free Wiggle nutrition pack worth £10 on entry

    Wiggle are offering limited tickets at a special discount of £10 off the normal price. Plus a FREE Wiggle nutrition pack worth £10! Wiggle Nutrition Packs are collected on the day of the event. The packs all contain the following products:

    Duathlon 

    This Wiggle LDN Duathlon "Duathlon" (Run 10km/Bike 44km/Run 5km) distance will really give you a taste and feel for the sport. The course contains a fine balance of climbs and descents and you will need to ensure you've trained for this special event to fully reap the rewards of what is guaranteed to be a memorable day.

    • Run 1: 10km course (1 lap)
    • Bike: 44km (4 laps)
    • Run 2: 5km course (1 lap)

    Wiggle London Duathlon

    Half Duathlon 

    If you're a beginner and relatively new to the world of duathlon, then why not try your hand at the Wiggle LDN Duathlon "Half Duathlon" (Run 5km/Bike 22km/Run 5km) and ease yourself into things? This challenge is a mixture of the former Sprint and Super Sprint challenges,

    • Run 1: 5km course (1 lap)
    • Bike: 22km course (2 laps)
    • Run 2: 5km (1 lap)

    Wiggle London duathlon

    Duathlon Relay

    Have you always been more inclined to perform in a team environment?  Well if so, this is the perfect event for you! The Wiggle LDN Duathlon "Duathlon Relay" (Run 10km/Bike 44km/Run 5km) is a great opportunity to share the #goodstuff with some friends; find the strengths of your team and build a strategy around it!

    • Run 1: 10km course (1 Lap)
    • Bike: 44km (4 Laps)
    • Run 2: 5km Course (1 Lap)

    Wiggle London duathlon


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    The Wiggle CX Sportive Gold Rush CX Sportive 2015 is an intense and exciting ride, from Salisbury Race Course to Shaftesbury's iconic Gold Hill and back.

    What is a CX Sportive?

    CX Sportives are the fantastic new mixed surface events that are combining the thrills of on and off-road riding into one awesome experience, and include:

    • Sportive style events on fast, mixed surface courses
    • Courses from 38-80km
    • Full sportive support and infrastructure
    • Great riding for all kinds of bikes, including CX, MTB, Hybrid and 29er!

    The Wiggle CX Sportive Gold Rush CX Sportive 2015 offers you a full and comprehensive route marking, feed and support stations and electronic rider timing, 

     Wiggle Gold Rush CX

    The Wiggle Gold Rush CX - pick your route

    This ride is the perfect CX country - in fact it could have been created for the event. The river Ebble traces the floor of the valley that forms the backbone of a course which winds you constantly up and through a procession of picture box villages and stunning autumn scenery!

    There are 3 course options for you to choose from:

    • Full Route (75 KM),
    • Mid Route (55 KM),
    • Short Route (38 KM) 

     Wiggle Gold Rush CX

    One of the route highlights is the Gold Hill climb; a 1 in 4 gradient on (occasionally) grippy cobbles that will test your heart, legs and grimacing skills! It's a true classic of a climb that should be on your bucket list, and you'll get a special award if you can ride the whole thing clean!

     Wiggle Gold Rush CX

    The Zig-Zag Hill forms another star attraction of the Gold Rush CX and boasts the most hairpins of any hill in Britain. The course variety will keep you on your toes, the backdrop will keep you inspired, and we will keep you fuelled and on track with the full package of organisation and support that you can rely on at Wiggle CX Sportive Series events!

     Wiggle Gold Rush CX


    Are you tempted to try the Wiggle Gold Rush CX?


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  • 01/15/16--02:29: Get OCR Fit for 2016
  • To do an OCR takes stamina, strength and grit. As with all endurance events, the days immediately after can be a struggle, whether it’s your first or your fifteenth race. In an obstacle race, entrants face anything from steep hill climbs to long carries and man-made obstacles. Needless to say, it’s important to do focused training beforehand. But as well as concentrating on specific areas, there are also more general ways of preparing for a trail run or obstacle race.

    So here are five ways to get ready for an OCR in 2016. 

    1. Get on your bike

    Whether it’s mountain biking or on the road, cycling is a great way to improve stamina and leg strength. Try to find difficult terrain that stretches your cardiovascular fitness. One big advantage of cycling is that it’s relatively low impact, so if you’ve been putting in lots of miles on the pavement, it will give your knees a rest. Additionally, cycling longer distances is a good way to boost your metabolism.

    2. Try something new

    If you’re struggling to motivate yourself or starting to slip into a rut, trying something new can help you get back on track. Climbing and bouldering, for example, are ideal training for OCR events. Both help to develop grip strength and work different muscle groups. After a few trips to the wall, you should notice a big difference in your shoulders, arms and core strength.

    3. Push your limits

    Whenever you’re training for an event, it’s important to find a routine that gradually improves your cardio fitness and muscle strength. This approach applies the ‘overload principle’, increasing your comfort zone each time. Try to incorporate circuits, sprints and high intensity interval into your weekly exercise routine. These should help to develop fast-twitch muscle fibres and can be steadily increased as your fitness improves.

    4. Take some rest

    Sometimes it’s possible to do too much before an event. The risk of over-training is that, in an effort to get ready quickly, you pick up injuries and niggles. Over time, it’s also likely to have an effect on the intensity of your training sessions, especially if you’re not targeting specific areas or varying your routines. Make sure you’re able to train hard and get the most out of your workouts by having a couple of recovery days each week.

    5. Find a training buddy

    There are always times when going for a run can feel like hell. Training with a friend, however, makes it that much harder to reset the alarm or head straight home after work. In this way, having a training buddy can help you to achieve your January fitness goals and, by introducing healthy competition with someone you know into routines, you’ll have the extra motivation you need to finish that last set or push on over the last mile.

    Are planning on doing an OCR in 2016? Visit our events page to find races and events that are happening near you. 


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  • 01/19/17--01:47: Introducing #SUPBIKERUN
  • Unless you've been living underneath one - you'll be aware that there is a new toy in town…

    The Stand Up Paddle Board.

     

    I'm sorry, what…?

    Stand up paddle boarding, or SUP as it is also referred to, is exactly what it sounds like. You stand up, on a board, and you paddle.  

    Ok, so it isn't completely self-explanatory - you can't use your hands, but a huge paddle instead.  And it is really REALLY good fun.  

    You should definitely give it a try… which is where we come in.

    SUP Events

     

    #SUPBIKERUN

    Wiggle Events has teamed up with #SUPBIKERUN - the unique events company that turns your classic Triathlon set-up on its head.

    Combining SUP, mountain biking and trail running; it is an incredibly fun event and open to all abilities.

     

    Where can you have a go?

    This summer will take us to 2 stunning locations in the UK - Llandegfedd Reservoir in South Wales, on the 20th & 21st May, and Clumber Park in Worksop on the 2nd & 3rd September. 

    Wiggle customers will have the chance to make 2017 the year they try something totally new and exciting, whilst still being able to indulge in their usual disciplines - running and biking.

    So you have never tried SUP before? Worried about trying something new at a new event?

    Don't worry – we've got that covered…

     

    What to expect

    Along with your race ticket, you receive a free SUP lesson or workshop that is held on the Saturday of the event weekend.   

    You can even pick up a wrist band for your friend or family member, to join in with the training too (for only £5 per additional ticket). Everyone can have a go at the fastest growing water sport in the UK.

    These #supbikerun events are like one of the best mini festival weekends you can imagine. You turn up on the Saturday for your workshop - then spend all day feeling like something out of a Californian tele advert; all with excellent facilities, onsite camping and catering, throughout the weekend.

     

    Distances and event options

    There are 2 different course lengths to choose from:

    • WARRIOR – 3K SUP, 15K Bike, 5K Run
    • BARBARIAN – 6K SUP, 30K Bike, 10K Run

     

    Team up!

    You can also take part as a team of 4-8 people, and included with this option you get to use one of #SUPBIKERUN's giant XL SUP boards… possibly one of the best team building events you could imagine. 

    All team members paddle the giant board along the course before breaking out to run and bike as individuals.

    To find out more about the #SUPBIKERUN events and how you as a Wiggle customer can get involved head to the SUPBIKERUN events page here.

    Don’t forget Wiggle customers are exclusively invited to try Supbikerun with a discount code giving you £10 off your event. Use the code “WIGGLETEN” when you book on the events page.

    SUP Team XL Board Paddle Water

     


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    New events are super - book now

    Wiggle is pleased to announce the addition of three exciting new events to the ever popular Wiggle Super Series for 2015. For those looking to set themselves some goals for the New Year these great new events are just the ticket to get your training into gear in 2015.

    The Wiggle Only Way Sportive set in the heart of Essex (of course!) and is a cracker of a summer sportive. Whether you’re looking to notch your first century sportive or just put some miles into the legs over the summer holidays the Essex countryside featuring stunning villages and rolling hills is the perfect place to do.

    And if you’re looking for an excuse not to go to work this year – look no further!

    The Wiggle Work From Home Sportive is a midweek sportive - the perfect reason to give work the flick for a day this summer. The event starts at Denbies Wine Estate near Dorking and features the Box Hill climb – a key feature of the 2012 Olympic Road Race. Doctors notes are not provided as part of entry to this event!

    All events in the Wiggle Super Series feature the highest standard of event management, electronic timing, full route marking, on course mechanical support and broom wagons and amazing feed stations packed with nutrition from PowerBar and the tastiest flapjacks in Britain!

    Finishers also receive a Wiggle Super Series finishers T-Shirt and Medal to commemorate their achievement plus if you enter more than 8 weeks in advance and you’ll receive a PowerBar Sports Nutrition Pack Valued at £10!

    More new Events are set to be announced early in the New Year.

    Places are already filling fast for many events – so BOOK NOW

    Event Details

    Wiggle Ashdown Sportive – Haywards Heath, East Sussex – 07/03/2015

    Wiggle The Only Way Sportive - Colchester, Essex – 16/08/2015

    Wiggle Work From Home Sportive – Dorking, Surrey – 29/07/2015


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    Early June

    So early June can only mean one thing – constantly checking the weather forecast for the Brecon Beacons! The Wiggle Dragon Ride generally blows through South Wales in early June on the back of a stiff Westerly wind carrying squally showers, if not the odd deluge!! Equally, to be fair, it has the potential to surprise with 25 degrees of early summer heat and sunshine! From a week out the signs were good! High Pressure looked set to dominate and whilst it still looked a little cool the wind was due to settle and the sun to shine; and so it proved!

    The usual 0545 alarm call pulled me out of bed, the curtains flung open to an azure blue sky worthy of any day in the Dolomites! The chilly early morning air soon started to warm and by the time we were in Margam Country Park readying for the off it was already good for shorts, although the arm warmers stayed on!

    The Dragon ride has been running since 2004 and with that history comes the level of organisation you would expect. The start ‘village’ is completed with the Wiggle Super Trailer for all your last minute needs, and some supporting brands present to help settle everyone into their ride! A little last minute breakfast and we were soon called to the start.

    The second year of the ‘Devil Route’s 300km’s had already seen many (fool)hardy souls off on an at least 10 hour trip into the hills by the time us softer beings joined the start line for the 230km Gran Fondo. A well-executed rider briefing ensured all were aware of the need to stop at red lights! Look after our fellow riders! And enjoy the day! And with that we were off!

    Neil Towns smiling on a climb during the Wiggle Dragon Ride

    The route

    The route takes in 3,800metres of climbing for the Gran Fondo and it kicks off with two of the biggest peaks in the first 50kms. After a 10km rush from the start the road starts to pitch up towards the summit of the Bwlch which rises to 520m and takes 20km’s to get there, a swift descent followed by the Rhigos which takes you back up to 470m. The scenery of the Beacons lays out below you as you swoop down from high, it really is quite stunning! But the descents never last and from the bottom of the Rhigos there begins a stretch of road that travels up for miles without ever letting you feel like you’re conquering a climb, and today it is stiffened by a gusty northerly breeze as you cross the moors.

    There follows nice descents and more ascents before you drop down to the valley floor, hang a left and in the distance see the snaking climb of Devil’s Elbow. Here the road ramps up around two switchback corners, hitting a sustained 15% at points. It’s not the longest but it’s the part of the ride that you always have in mind! Up and over and onto a sweeping, swooping road that brings the smile back to replace the grimace! All that done and not even broached the 100km mark!

    I’d like to say that this point that I was flying, km after km passing under my wheels; I’m afraid I can’t! I’d started to quick! I spent the next 60km consuming gel after gel trying to get back onto top of my energy levels. It took 60km of toiling over constantly rising and falling ground for the energy to return and it was just as well because after 162km the last mountain looms!

    Neil Towns ahead of the pack during the Wiggle Dragon Ride

    Black Mountain starts long before you know you’re in its midst! Rising from the valley floor in woodland and dappled sunlight, alongside a mountain stream, the road up starts to rise easily before gradually ramping up, then the wall of the climb proper reveals itself, roadway clinging to the grassy slopes, snaking up and over the  470m peak. The sun was strong by this part of the day and the full zip Team Wiggle jersey was open to the fullest! A slight breeze followed me up the hillside and then pushed me over the summit and into a grin inducing descent!

    60km to go and the legs were back, we had a small group of 3 of us working through the km’s and southwards to the finale! A cheeky last climb out of Neath and then with a group up to 5 strong we rode a healthy ‘through and off’ pace over 40km an hour for the last 20km!

    The event village was full of riders resting weary limbs, supported by family and friends, riders and spectators. Many lining the massage tent, queueing at the bar, taking in some post ride pasta in the Pasta tent. The atmosphere can only be described as ‘celebratory’!

    A beautiful day on the bike

    It’s always a great finishing the Dragon Ride. With 230km of hard riding, at just under 8 hours in the saddle it’s a beautiful day on the bike, if a little on the brutal side!

    Basking in the sun, the inevitable question is: Next Year? The Devil?


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    Is it the sense of achievement when you cross that finish line? The medal? The celebration afterwards? Maybe you challenge yourself to raise money for a cause close to your heart. 

    Whatever the reason, we want you to cross your next finish line with us.  

    This year, Wiggle has teamed up with Human Race to bring you an unforgettable calendar of world-famous events. Whatever your reason, whatever your ability, we’ve got something for you. 

    Cycle

    Triathlon

    Run

    Cycle

    Tour de Yorkshire Ride 

    Date: Sunday 5th May 2019 

    Location: Leeds 

    Distances:

    • Long route: 123km
    • Medium route: 78km
    • Short route: 50km

     

     

     

    The Tour de Yorkshire Ride offers a unique opportunity to cross the same finish lines as professionals such as Geraint Thomas, combined with Yorkshire hospitality and beauty resulting in a sportive dream day. This is your chance to ride many of the same roads as the pros before they do, complete with support from the waiting Yorkshire crowds.  

    Book your place on the Tour de Yorkshire Ride


    Dragon Ride & Tour 

    Date: 7th – 9th June 2019 

    Location: Margam Park, Port Talbot 

     

     

     

    Distances:

    • Macmillan 100: 100km
    • Medio Fondo: 153km
    • Gran Fondo: 223km
    • Dragon Devil: 300km
    • Dragon 2 Day Tour
    • Dragon 3 Day Tour

    The Dragon Ride & Tour is one of the oldest and most iconic & toughest rides in the UK, returning to Margam Park for its 16th year. Based in the Brecon Beacons, The Dragon offers challenges at every turn. Take on the Tour and cover up to 500km in 3 days including the renowned Devil (300km) or join us for the toughest one day sportive in the UK. 


    L’Etape UK

    Date: 14th July 2019 

    Location: Penn House, Amersham 

     

     

     

    Distances:

    • Long route: 161km
    • Medium route: 109km
    • Short route: 52km
    • Amersham Classic (Vintage Ride): 52km 

    This year we will see the Tour de France come to the UK! L’Etape UK will form part of the infamous L’Etape Series offering riders 3 routes to choose from through the spectacular Chiltern Hills. Participants and spectators will experience the “Fan Park by Le Tour de France” with activities, food stalls and the chance to watch the Tour de France live on the big screen! 

    Triathlon

    Eton Sprints Weekend 

    Date: 18th and 19th May 2019 

    Location: Eton Dorney Lake, Berkshire 

     

     

     

    Distances

    • Sprint distance: 750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run
    • SuperSprint distance: 400m swim, 21.2km bike, 5km run
    • ETU Sprint Distance Challenge: 750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run – European Championship Qualifier 

    The Eton Sprints Weekend is widely regarded as the official start of the UK triathlon season, taking place at one of the iconic venues of the 2012 Olympic Games. Eton Dorney Lake provides the ideal environment for first time and experienced triathletes looking to get an early season time under their belt. Register for a SuperSprint on Saturday 18th or Sunday 19th May.


    Royal Windsor Triathlon 

    Date: 16th June 2019 

    Location: Alexandra Gardens and Windsor Castle 

    Distances: 

    • Olympic Individual Triathlon: 1500m swim, 40km bike, 10km run
    • Olympic Relay: 1500m swim, 40km bike, 10km run (please contact races@humanrace.co.uk if you would like to take part in the relay)
    • Sprint Individual Triathlon: 750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run
    • Sprint Relay: 750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run (please contact races@humanrace.co.uk if you would like to take part in the relay)

     

     

     

    The Royal Windsor Triathlon is one of England’s most legendary and oldest triathlons. Few can compare with the historical backdrop of Windsor Castle, the majestic River Thames, the green vista of the Long Walk and the stunning overall surroundings of Windsor. Awarded BTFs ‘Event of the Year’ a remarkable seven times. 


    Bananaman Triathlon 

    Date: 29th June 2019 

    Location: Eton Dorney Lake, Berkshire 

    Distances:

    • Banana Split (taster for 15+): 200m swim, 5.3km bike, 2.5km run
    • Half Banana (Novice): 400m swim, 10.6km bike, 2.5km run
    • Banana Fritter (Supersprint): 400m swim, 21.2km bike, 5km run
    • Whole Banana (Challenge): 800m swim, 31.8km bike, 7.5km run
    • Jumbo Banana (Olympic): 1500m swim, 42.4km bike, 10km run
    • Bunch of Bananas Relay: 800m swim, 31.8km bike, 7.5km run (please contact races@humanrace.co.uk if you would like to take part in the relay)
    • Duathlon: 5km run, 21.2km bike, 2.5km run
    • Children’s Banana Split (11-14 years): 200m swim, 5.3km bike, 1.8km run
    • Scootathlon: 390m scoot, 390m bike, 250m run
    • British Triathlon Junior Super Series: 750m swim, 21.2km bike, 5km run
    • British Triathlon Youth Super Series: 400m swim, 10.6km bike, 2.5km run 

    There is something for everyone at the UK’s most bananas multisport event! Whether you get a triathlon taster with the Banana Split or take on the Whole Banana, there’s something for all abilities and ages. Rope your friends and family in and take part in the Bunch of Bananas Relay. Extra points for anyone who wears yellow on the day! 

    Date: 7th and 8th September 2019 

    Location: Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire 

     

     

     

    Distances:

    Saturday 7th September 2019

    • 220 Triathlon WoBurner (Middle Distance) Individual: 1900m swim, 90km bike, 21.1km run
    • 220 Triathlon WoBurner (Middle Distance) Relay: 1900m swim, 90km bike, 21.1km run
    • Olympic Individual: 1500m swim, 44km bike, 10.5km run
    • Olympic Relay: 1500m swim, 44km bike, 10.5km run (please contact races@humanrace.co.uk if you would like to take part in the relay)
    • Sprint Individual: 750m swim, 22km bike, 5.2km run 

    Sunday 8th September 2019

    • Olympic Individual: 1500m swim, 40km bike, 10km run
    • Olympic Relay: 1500m swim, 40km bike, 10km run (please contact races@humanrace.co.uk if you would like to take part in the relay)
    • Sprint Individual: 750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run
    • Sprint Relay: 750m swim, 20km bike, 5km run (please contact races@humanrace.co.uk if you would like to take part in the relay)
    • Supersprint Individual: 400m swim, 10km bike, 2.5km run
    • Scootathlon charity place: 400m scoot, 400m bike, 150m run
    • Junior Triathlon 9-12 years: 100m swim, 3km bike, 1km run
    • Junior Triathlon 13-15 years: 300m swim, 6.8km bike, 2.5km run 

    One of the UK’s most loved triathlons and organised in partnership with the charity organisation Tri For Life, the Woburn Abbey Triathlon is famed for its beautiful venue and unrivalled family experience. A weekend of sporting challenge, family fun and charity fundraising, the Woburn Abbey Triathlon has so far raised close to £2.5 million for its charity partners. 


    Season Finale  

    Date: 15th September 2019 

    Location: Eton Dorney Lake, Berkshire 

     

     

    Distances:

    • First timers (adults): 200m swim, 5.3km bike, 2.5km run
    • Novice Triathlon: 400m swim, 10.6km bike, 2.5km bike
    • Sprint Triathlon: 750m swim, 21.2km bike, 5km run
    • Olympic Triathlon: 1500m swim, 42.4km bike, 10km run
    • Olympic Relay: 1500m swim, 42.4km bike, 10km run (please contact races@humanrace.co.uk if you would like to take part in the relay)
    • Duathlon: 5km swim, 21.2km bike, 2.5km run
    • Kids Triathlon 11+ years: 200m swim, 5.3km bike, 1.8km run
    • Scootathlon: 390m scoot, 390m bike, 250m run 

    The Season Finale Triathlon is the ideal way to finish the year at Dorney Lake, giving you a final chance to take on the fast and flat course. This is the perfect event for triathletes of all abilities, from first-timers to veterans. There’s a range of distances available, including the popular duathlon and children’s races. 


    BallBuster Duathlon 

    Date: 2nd November 2019 

    Location: Box Hill, Surrey 

     

     

     

     

    Distances:

    • Ballbuster individual: 8 mile run, 24 mile bike, 8 mile run
    • Ballbuster relay: 8 mile run, 24 mile bike, 8 mile run (please contact races@humanrace.co.uk if you would like to take part in the relay)

    Set in the picturesque setting of the Box Hill National Trust site, the course takes you on five laps of Box Hill and the undulating hills of the North Downs. A notoriously tough event, it is now in its 28th year and is a ‘must-do’ race for every competitive multi-sport athlete in the country, it will test your fitness and stamina to the max! 

    Run

    Cancer Research UK London Winter Run 

    Date: 3rd February 2019 

    Location: Trafalgar Square, London 

    Distance: 10km

    The Cancer Research UK London Winter Run is a 10km challenge through the heart of the city, passing world-famous landmarks and instantly recognisable areas that have been taken over by winter creatures. Enter as an individual, Cancer Research UK Fundraising VIP or as a group. You can also get competitive with colleagues and enter the Corporate Clash!

    Sold out


    ASICS Race on Track 

    Date: Oulton Park, Cheshire 

    Location: 24th February 2019 

     

     

     

    Distances:

    • 10km
    • Half marathon
    • 3.5hr distance challenge 

    ASICS Race on Track is a 10k, Half Marathon and 3.5 hr distance challenge on Sunday 24th February at Oulton Park. It’s the perfect preparation if you’re training for a spring marathon, such as the iconic ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon  


    ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon 

    Date: 7th April 2019 

    Location: Lancashire Cricket Club, Manchester 

     

     

     

    Race Options:

    • Individual and group entries
    • 2 leg relay (please contact races@humanrace.co.uk if you would like to take part in the relay)
    • 4 leg relay (please contact races@humanrace.co.uk if you would like to take part in the relay)

    The ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon is one of the UK’s premier running events, famous for its fast, flat and friendly route. From some of the world’s greatest elite runners to those who thought completing a marathon would never be possible you’re sure to find the incredible Mancunian support unforgettable. You can also enter as a relay team so rally your friends and family together and complete the challenge as a team!


    Wiggle Manchester Half Marathon 

    Date: 13th October 2019 

    Location: Lancashire Cricket Club, Manchester 

    Distance: 13.1 Miles

    This 13.1 mile challenge takes place every October, starting and finishing by Old Trafford, and is easily the biggest in the region with over 15,000 runners. It’s an event that aims to truly represent all the wonderful people of Manchester, and celebrate our achievements. 

     


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    Registration is officially open for a special Ride the Track event on October 1, featuring British Cycling Hall of Famer, Colin Sturgess, as guest speaker.

    Wiggle is presenting the evening with training and coaching specialist Andy Cook Cycling. It takes place at the Castle Combe Motor Race Circuit in Chippenham, Wiltshire from 5pm.

    Along with the chance to talk bike with the Commonwealth silver medallist and Track World Champion, the event includes a bike MOT and an instructive session on riding in a peloton.

    You’ll also have the chance to test your power and precision - or just enjoy a relaxed spin - on the famous 1.85-mile race track. 

    The evening also includes a free raffle with great prizes. 

    Registration for joining the Q&A with Colin is just £5 to register and includes a pie and pint. Taking part in the Ride the Track part of the evening requires a Castle Combe Cycling membership which costs just £2 for the year for adults. 

    Registration details can be found below.

    Please note places are limited for the Q&A with Colin.


    Colin Sturgess bio: 

    Colin Sturgess

    Colin Sturgess is one of England's most successful road and track cyclists. His 14 year career from 1986 to 2000 saw him win gold and bronze in the individual track pursuit at the World Championships in 1989 and 1991.

    He also won the British National Race Road Championships in 1990 on the road.

    Born in Ossett, Wakefield, Colin turned professional after the 1988 Olympic Games and rode for Greg LeMond at the iconic ADR team. 


    Full event programme:

    Get your bike MOT’d: From 5pm

    Ride the track: 5.30pm – 7.30pm 

    Learn to ride in a peloton: 5.45pm – 6.45pm 

    Q&A with Colin Sturgess, plus a pie and pint: 7.45pm – 9pm (limited places)

     

    Register as a member of Castle Combe Cycling in order to join us on October 1:

    Click here to register with Castle Combe Cycling


    Register to see Colin Sturgess and enjoy your pie and pint - only £5:

    Click here to register for the Colin Sturgess Q&A


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    This year sees the launch of a sporting weekend like no other as Wiggle reveals details of its first ever Festival of Sport, taking place in August 2020 in the New Forest.

    The packed three-days of sporting activity and fun, taking place from August 7 to 9, will give runners, cyclists, swimmers, and sport enthusiasts of all levels the opportunity to gather in a family-friendly atmosphere and celebrate their love of fitness.

    Situated in the green grounds of Avon Tyrell Activity Centre within the stunning natural surroundings of Bransgore, Christchurch, festival goers will also have the chance to put their sporting skills to the test.


    What will the Wiggle Festival of Sport involve?

    Included as part of the festival will be a huge schedule of different running activities, from one mile fun runs to overnight ultras.

    Road cyclists can take part in a range of sportives over the weekend, from 38 to 102 miles, while there will be on-site open water swimming and complimentary coaches to full ironman distance swims. 

    And, of course, there'll be the chance to win bespoke Wiggle Festival of Sport medals throughout. 

    Alongside the main sporting activities, a range of fun fitness classes like Zumba, Pilates, Yoga, and Crossfit will be taking place, as well as guided stretching and access to professional massage.

    And, once you’ve packed-in all the calorie-burning you can handle, there will be the chance to sit back and soak up the sun with an awesome array of amazing bands and DJs, a huge selection of quality artisan food, and talks by inspirational experts, sporting professionals, and industry insiders on the future of the sport.

    Or, if you want to indulge and escape then you can always visit the soothing wellness area to fully recharge. 


    A huge array of activities

    Some of the biggest brands in cycling and tri-sports will be represented at the event, giving you the chance to try out the latest gear, bikes, and tech. For MTB enthusiasts, there'll be an exciting mountain biking demo, expert led MTB rides, and a pump-track tuition session.  

    Thrill-seekers will find a huge array of challenging pursuits, from adrenaline-charged zip-lines to on-site climbing walls and tree-top adventures. 

    And there will be a huge range of fun activities for the kids, with an expert-led junior MTB ride, sport-inspired entertainment, and a play and activity area for the under-fives. 

    The festival will culminate on the Sunday evening with a vibrant Colour Run when families and festival goers can take part in an inspirational mass-participation event full of colour and music. 

    Event bookings will open on January 1 and those interested are encouraged to book early to guarantee one of the sought-after camping spots or a day ticket at what is anticipated to become the UK’s premier celebration of sports and cycling.

    Get connected through Wiggle’s social channels, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and sign up to our mailing list to get the latest Wiggle Festival of Sport updates and schedule details. 


    Wiggle Festival of Sport details

    Here is just a taste of the activities taking place as part of the first ever Wiggle Festival of Sport. 

    Friday

    • Coach to the New Forest Aquapark with 500 metres, 1,000 metre, 1.2 mile, and 2.4 mile swims (distances are guides)
    • Free MTB demos
    • Pump track tuition
    • Guided rides by MTB experts
    • Entry to the Expo
    • Amazing food from a huge range of artisan outlets
    • Yoga
    • Zumba
    • Pilates
    • Post training stretch coaching
    • Crossfit for kids
    • Crossfit for adults
    • Wellness area
    • Short lake swims  
    • Free lake activities
    • Access to lake zip-wire, high ropes, climbing wall and other activities TBC* (park activities from £5 per person)
    • Under fives kids play area and activities
    • Welcome party with bands and DJs
    • Artisan Beer and wine outlet
    • Fire pit and late night café

    Saturday

    • Choice of sportives over distances of 38, 82, and 102 miles in the glorious New Forest (supported with medals and timing)
    • Sport-based talks, workshops, and seminars from experts and former pros
    • Full bike lock-up
    • Bands and silent disco
    • Free MTB demos
    • Pump track tuition
    • Guided rides by MTB experts
    • Entry to the Expo
    • Amazing food from a huge range of artisan outlets
    • Yoga
    • Zumba
    • Pilates
    • Post training stretch coaching
    • Crossfit for kids
    • Crossfit for adults
    • Wellness area
    • Short lake swims  
    • Free lake activities
    • Access to lake zip-wire, high ropes, climbing wall and other activities TBC* (park activities from £5 per person)
    • Under fives kids play area and activities
    • Festival party with bands and DJs
    • Artisan Beer and wine outlet
    • Fire pit and late night café
    • Start of 24 hours of running, with overnight ultras to 1.2 mile laps and lots of distances in-between - all on site at Avon Tyrell Activity Centre (supported with medals and timing)

    Sunday

    • 24 hours of running continued - overnight ultras to 1.2 mile laps and lots of distances in-between - all on site at Avon Tyrell Activity Centre (supported with medals and timing)
    • Sport based talks, workshops and seminars
    • Full bike lock-up
    • Family colour run and festival closing party with Bands and DJs and massive BBQ
    • Sport-based talks, workshops, and seminars from experts and former pros
    • Bands and silent disco
    • Guided rides by MTB experts
    • Entry to the Expo
    • Amazing food from a huge range of artisan outlets
    • Yoga
    • Zumba
    • Pilates
    • Post training stretch coaching
    • Crossfit for kids
    • Crossfit for adults
    • Wellness area
    • Short lake swims  
    • Free lake activities
    • Access to lake zip-wire, high ropes, climbing wall and other activities TBC* (park activities from £5 per person)
    • Under fives kids play area and activities
    • Festival climax party with colour run, bands and DJs
    • Artisan Beer and wine outlet
    • Fire pit and late night café

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    2020 will be the year to throw yourself into sport and fitness as Wiggle announces its calendar of spectacular sportives and a unique festival with a fitness focus.

    Wiggle is famous for its expertly-run sportives but the addition of an epic festival celebrating running, cycling, swimming, and more this August means this year will be one of the most exciting yet for Wiggle events. 


    New Forest Sportive

    Wiggle’s event-full year ahead begins on 28 March with the return of its hugely popular New Forest Sportive.

    Starting and finishing at the stunning Pylewell Park, riders of all levels can participate with three superb routes to choose from on this Saturday Sportive.

    Wiggle Sporting events sportive 2020

    Along with the unique experience a ride through the New Forest provides, entrants will also enjoy the bespoke medals, quality facilities, free parking, mechanical and medical support, chip timing, full catering and nutrition from High5, and a free Cycling Plus digital download.


    Cambridgeshire Sportive

    In May, Wiggle’s second sportive takes place, the Cambridgeshire Sportive. Again, Wiggle will be providing a huge range of facilities and benefits, including catering, chipped timing, and bespoke medals, but the stunning surroundings alone make this sportive a must.

    Leaving and returning to the Huntingdon racecourse, the Cambridgeshire Sportive will uniquely offer opt-in gravel sections, allowing you to go off-road and explore more of the picture-perfect countryside. 


    Wiggle Festival of Sport

    Wiggle sporting events 2020

    One of the highlights of the year will be the first ever Wiggle Festival of Sport. The epic New Forest event takes place over three days from August 7 to 9.

    Each family-friendly day is packed with events for runners, cyclists, swimmers, and sport enthusiasts of all levels.

    From all-nighter runs, to relaxed sportives and outdoor swims, there really is something for everyone to enjoy and a tryptic of interlocking medals to collect for the competitively spirited.

    Alongside the main sporting activities, festival-goers can enjoy a range of free fitness classes like Zumba, Pilates, Yoga, and Crossfit, as well as guided stretching and access to professional massage.

    There will also be an array of quality bands, DJs, a wellness area, comedy, and a silent disco. And, to make it a weekend fitness-lovers will never forget along, there will be a selection of artisan food, talks by inspirational experts, exclusive product previews, and an end-of-festival sunset barbeque and party.

    Camping or day tickets are available for the event. Check out our range of ticket types here.

    Wiggle sporting events 2020

    And the events continue with a final surge on 27 September with the Wiggle Glastonbury Sportive concluding a cracking a year filled with fitness.

    Taking riders through many of the area’s most spectacular sights, the sportive will mark the incredible summer of sport with a celebration of all things bike.

    Throughout the year there may be some other opportunities to join Wiggle’s sporting celebrations, so stay glued to our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube channels for news on those. 


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