tzruns have been organising marathon races in the UK since 2011. We successfully hosted two track marathons in our first year - the Royal Berkshire Marathon in Newbury and the Andover Marathon. In 2012 we organised three marathons - a limited-entry test event at Cyclopark, followed by the inaugural Kent Roadrunner Marathon in June. We also staged the one-off Woolwich Foot Tunnel Marathon, to help the 100 Marathon Club celebrate the tunnel's 100th anniversary.
The tzruns team are runners and our goal is to create events which runners will enjoy. That means a focus on rewarding courses, outstanding race mementos and full-service venues. The finishers' medal for our 2012 Kent Roadrunner Marathon was a hefty 137g -- outweighing even the medal for the Virgin London Marathon at a mere 84g! The 2013 Kent Roadrunner Marathon finishers' medal dwarfed our own 2012 medal, measuring 120*100mm, and weighing nearly 300g! Our medals will not be getting any smaller in the future!
The Kent Roadrunner Marathon was awarded top-5 in the Runner's World annual review of "PB Potential" races, and with 94% was in the top-ten of all UK road marathons for 2012.
tzruns have also organised events for Winchester & District AC including the Track2Track relay which saw ten teams of runners complete a non-stop relay from the Olympic Stadium in London to the Winchester Sports Stadium.
We also provide high-quality event photography at home and abroad.
tzruns is affiliated to England Athletics and the Association of Running Clubs. The 2013 Kent Roadrunner Marathon holds a UKA/runbritain race permit. The race results will appear on The Power of 10 and runbritain websites. We are also proud to be a member of the British Association of Road Races. All our races are fully licensed and are covered by liability insurance.
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Race Director (Ian J Berry):
Ian holds a marathon personal best of 2:39 and has finished twenty of his one-hundred marathons in under three hours.
He has twice competed at road 100km races, recording a PB of 8:12 at the Perth 100k alongside the 2011 Anglo-Celtic Plate. He recently completed his one-hundredth marathon - see the photos here.
He's recorded over a dozen marathon victories and countless bad races too!!! He's also an enthusiastic parkrunner having completed well over one-hundred parkruns across the country.
Race Secretary (Sandra Bowers):
Sandra is a multiple Scottish 100km champion, two-times Ridgeway Challenge (85 miles) winner and has represented Great Britain at both the 100K World Championships and the Trail World Championships.
She has a wealth of experience at road 100km races, having run competitively in ten such events. Sandra has respresented Scotland in four Anglo-Celtic Plate appearances.
They are both runners whose desire is to organise events for fellow runners that are enjoyable and safe. Having participated in many hundreds of races themselves they have applied their vast experience to make tzruns a success.
A full archive of tzruns photographs is available at the following link. Included are images from past tzruns organised marathons as well as other events where we have offered photographic services.