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Nothing like a race looming to motivate you to go for a walk, run, swim or cycle on these chilly mornings. So sign up to one of these challenges pronto!

It was National Fitness Day this week… on Wednesday, in fact. Yup passed me by too. My belated celebrations have involved me dressing as Olivia Newton-John in the Let’s Get Physical video and leading a full team ’80s-style aerobics work-out at Muddy Berks HQ. Let me hear your body talk!

As anyone who knows me will testify, I love fitness and all things sporty (*hides doughnut under keypad*) so without further ado, here’s the Muddy guide to all the best tris, races and runs, both local and beyond, over the coming months. Which one will you sign up for? I’m thinking the ultra-marathon, obvs.



Windsor Women’s 10k run, 29 Sept

Windsor Half Marathon, 30 Sept

Hemel Hempstead Triathlon, 30 Sept

Blenheim Palace Half Marathon, 10k and 2k family fun run, 30 Sept



Colour Rush 5k walk/run (for Florence Nightingale Hospice), Aston Clinton , 7 Oct

Reading 10k, Thames Valley Park, 7 Oct

Reading Muddy Mayhem, 7 Oct

Oxford Half Marathon, 7  Oct

Hambleden Hilly Nordic Walk, 20 October

Water of Life 10k and Half Marathon, Bisham Abbey, 21 Oct

Inflatable 5k Obstacle Run, Newbury, 28 Oct

 GoTri Oxford City Duathlon, 20 Oct (NB – this is perfect if the swimming bit puts you off a triathlon – this is a run, cycle, then another run.)

GoTri Reading at Green Park, 28 Oct (this is another duathlon).

Reading Halloween 5 Nite Run, 31 Oct



Wendover Woods 50, five 10 miles loops running on woodland trails,  17 Nov

Santa 5k Fun Run, Dorney Lake (in aid of Alzheimers Dementia Support), 25 Nov



Muddy Welly Run, Wellington College (5k or 10k), 16 Dec

Mortimer Gut Buster, 10k or 10 miles, 30 Dec



Women v Cancer Ride The Night – 100k, Windsor, 25 May

Goring 10k, 3 March

Reading Half Marathon, 17 March

Hampton Court Palace Half Marathon, 17 March

Bicester Triathlon, 31 March

Groovy Baby, Walton-on-Thames, ’60s/’70s fancy dress races from 5k run up to an ultra marathon, 14  April

Henley Trail Run, 12 May (10k or half marathon)

Colour Obstacle Rush 5k, Windsor, 18 May



Red Bull Time Laps, Windsor Great Park, (cycle the 6.6km circuit for 26hrs),  27 Oct 2018

Ridgeway Challenge, an 86 mile ultra marathon, 24/25 Aug 2019


Have we missed any good ‘uns near you? Let us know in the comment box below!

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