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December 2013

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News - A Star Is Bourne

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Organisers of Bournemouth Marathon Festival are delighted by the response the new event has received with thousands of runners already signed up for the various races on Saturday 5 October and Sunday 6 October. The festival gives runners the option of two junior races, a 5K, a 10K, a half marathon and a full marathon - all overlooking Bournemouth's seven-mile-long golden sand beach.

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News - Last Chance For Olympic Run

National Lottery LogoThe online ballot for the National Lottery Anniversary Run is closing today (5 June) at 7pm. The 5 mile course will traverse the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park before reaching a thrilling conclusion on the track inside the stadium.

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Runtalk - The Beat

Woman running with earphonesIt's been over 10 years now since the iPod was first launched. The MP3 device and associated technologies have revolutionised the music industry. Although the impact on the exercise and fitness industry has not quite been as revolutionary, it has certainly been evolutionary.

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Competition - Zoot Trainers Up For Grabs

Zoot Women's Tempo ShoeWe've teamed up with Zoot to give you the chance to win a either a pair of Zoot Banyan or Tempo trainers.

The Banyan was engineered to meet the demands of the athlete looking for the ultimate in comfort in a neutral training shoe, while the Women's Tempo Trainer is a stability running shoe with a low to the ground feel and smooth ride.

Enter the competition here

New Poll - What Is Your Crucial Piece Of Summer Running Kit

Wet MK RunnerSummer is well and truly here - no matter how short lived it may be! We'd like to find out what your essential piece of running kit is for the summer months?

Do you refuse to go out without any suncream? Do you always take your cap for shade? Or do you prepare for the Great British Summer runs with your waterproofs?

Whatever it is that you can't run without during the summer let us know over on our polls page!

Race Listings

April Race Listings PageLast weekend's race results are now available online at southernrunningguide.com. Check out the results and upcoming events on our race listing page here.

Lovers of the half marathon have an abundance of events to choose from this weekend at Hitchin, St Albans, Seaford, Jersey, Kingston Lacy, and Southend. South Downs marathon will also include a half marathon and 5k on Saturday. For less serious runners, the inaugural Colour 5K Essex on Saturday will see participants pelted with coloured powder as they take on the event in Colchester.

Don't forget that you can also add your race's details to our event listings by signing up here. Good luck to everyone racing over the coming week!

Current Issue - Summer Edition

Southern Summer CoverThe 96-page summer issue of SOUTHERN RUNNING GUIDE is out this week at all our usual outlets!

This issue features an exclusive interview with the man who founded the Spartan Races. Read a preview here

You can also read about a Kent running route, summer race listing and and an in depth look at running in Surrey.

Make sure you get your copy and let us know what you think on Facebook!

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