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December 2013

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News - National Trust Announces New Chilterns 10K Trail Race

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Runners looking for an autumnal challenge with a difference should consider a new event to be staged in the Chilterns. The Bradenham Bolt is being organised by the National Trust at the beautiful Bradenham Estate on Sunday 22 September and is billed as 'a challenging but fun-packed 10k trail through the historic Chilterns landscape'.

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News - Tokyo By Surprise

Tokyo MarathonInterest in the 2014 Tokyo marathon has risen dramatically this year with a particular increase in the number of British runners registering for the event. The marathon, awarded major status last year, will have over 35,000 participants in 2014 with around 10% of those being international runners.

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Runtalk - Bloom In a Triathlon This Summer

BrownleeIf spring and autumn are the peak seasons for marathon running, then summer is the natural home for triathlon. Regular contributor Chris Broadbent tells us why ...

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Competition - Great French Riviera Marathon Prize

Riviera Marathon LogoCheck out our brilliant new competition with a prize of a trip for two to the French Riviera marathon - (flights, accommodation and race entry) courtesy of partners Sports Tours International.

The French Riviera marathon follows a spectacular route from Nice to Cannes along the Mediterranean coast through iconic towns like Antibes and Juan-les-Pins...

To find out more, and to enter, visit our competition page. Good luck!

New Poll - Your Thoughts On Running With Dogs

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Running with your dog is increasingly popular with many dog-owners. A fantastic way to not only exercise yourself and your canine companion, it can be a great bonding activity for both pet and owner.

So this month we'd like to find out if you are one of the many who runs with one of Man's best friends. Perhaps you've tried, and couldn't keep up? Maybe you're a regular dog runner? Or do you prefer to focus on your own run, rather than chasing tail and playing catch-up with your four-legged friend?

Let us know what you think abour running with dogs 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.

Now in its 3rd year, The Hurt continues on Saturday with the second race in the three-part series taking place in Surrey. As the series progresses, the courses get harder, saving the toughest till last. This weekend's race is 12km following a route through the pine forest and up and down valleys of the Hurtwood.

On Sunday there's the South Coast half marathon, 10K and 5K, taking place in Seaford (East Sussex). The half marathon features a lapped course, taking in scenic views from the seafront.

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 now available 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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