Top Sporting Events in The UK Not to Miss!

The Grand National is one of the top sporting events in the UK... photo by CC user  Nick Smith on

Heading to the United Kingdom and want to take in some athletic action in one of the world’s greatest sport nations? 2015 has many worthwhile events on tap, so buy your tickets in advance and get ready to witness the top sporting events in the UK…

1) The Grand National

Unlike most horse races, the Grand National isn’t content to simply send the world’s best jockeys and horses around the track, as this event tests their skill in negotiating fences and hurdles.

The action that this steeplechase race has generated has long made it a favorite of equestrian enthusiasts, and with it falling in the general vicinity of Saint Patrick’s Day during most years, many Irish make the trip from across the Irish Sea to combine an exciting day at the track with a night of whooping it up in the pubs of Liverpool.

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2) Wimbledon

Being the oldest tennis tournament in the world and one of the few remaining that it is still contested on a traditional grass court, Wimbledon is by far one of its most prestigious events. Considered one of the Grand Slam events in the sport, this tournament attracts the best players in the business to the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, so be prepared for some long, intense rallies.

Don’t forget to bring your best semi-formal clothing, as a strict dress code is enforced, and if you are feeling peckish during some of the longer matches at Centre Court, be sure to order some strawberries and cream, as it has been a long standing tradition at this event to do so.

3) Rugby World Cup

From late September through October, the United Kingdom will host the Rugby World Cup, a major global tournament pitting the world’s best rugby union teams against each other in a battle to be known as the top team on the planet. 13 venues across England and Wales will host matches, and with teams from 20th ranked Uruguay to #1 seeded New Zealand, it’s bound to be five fun-filled weeks of constant action.

4) London Marathon

On April the 26th, the 35th London Marathon will be run, with all the world’s best long distance runners battling it out for the prize money made available by its status as one of the World Marathon Majors. While the action on the streets is certainly dramatic, the biggest thing worth noting about this event is that it is the world’s largest fundraiser for charity, providing a revolving series of causes with tens of millions of pounds each year.

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