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December 2013

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Runtalk - The Long And Winding Road

Autumn Runner

For distance runners, the long run is the staple of any training regime. Not only does it increase levels of stamina in the lead up to an endurance event, but binds your other runs, whether it be tempo or interval sessions, to ensure you can complete the race at your optimum level.

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News - London Refugees Get MK Invite

MK Marathon FinishersMilton Keynes Marathon set for 5 May 2014 has sent out an early invitation to runners rejected for next year's London Marathon. The event billed as the 'Green marathon' is highlighting that the new city in Buckinghamshire was originally formed to help give new places for Londoners to live, now it is offering a new place to run a marathon.

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News - Running The Show

Jimmy WatkinsRather than holding a traditional 'meet and greet' event to connect with fans, Future of the Left guitarist Jimmy Watkins is offering people the chance to go running with him on the band's upcoming tour. The former 800m runner is promising those who do so free entry to the band's shows.

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Poll - Music At Races, Your Views

Yurbuds runner with earphones inThis month we want to find out more about your views on running with headphones at races.

So far, responses have been mixed. 40.7% of voters feel that if runners agree to follow certain guidelines, they should be allowed to wear headphones, however 37.3% say that all headphones should be banned at races. A further 11.3% think that at certain types of races, headphones should be allowed

Let us know what you think about headphones at races over on our polls page!

Race Listings

Muddy RunningLast weekend's race results are now available online at southernrunningguide.com. Check out the results and upcoming events on our race listing page.

The first MoRun of 2013 takes place this weekend in Swinley Forest, Bracknell. The Muddy Mo Run 10K/10M is suitable for anyone, though - to paraphrase a famous film - there will be mud. Around three sections of the course will involve getting waist deep in mud, whilst the rest of the race is a pleasant cross country run through Swinley Forest.

For a less messy race, the Beckley 10K on Sunday is a challenging run along the lanes of the picturesque East Sussex village. Runners of all standards are welcome and a fast finish is guaranteed with the home stretch straight and largely downhill.

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

Current Issue - Autumn Edition

Southern Autumn CoverThe new 96-page aumtumn issue of SOUTHERN RUNNING GUIDE is now available at all our usual outlets!

This edition features a great insight into top food and running bloggers, Veggie Runners, intervals made easy and Apps to get you on the move.

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

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