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27 August 2014

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News - Up And Running Shoe Amnesty

old pair of running shoesRunners with a social conscience can take advantage of Up and Running's shoe amnesty until 14 September at one of 24 store collection points across the UK. The progressive specialist running retailer has teamed up with European Recycling Company (ERC) to encourage and motivate people to understand that a well-worn shoe doesn’t mean that it has come to the end of its use, and that shoes can live on and help many people throughout the world.

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News - Towering Test

Spinnaker TowerPortsmouth’s Spinnaker Tower has launched the search for the fastest runner to conquer their 530 stairs. The race, to be held on Sunday 12 October, forms part of a World Federation of Great Tower series of stair runs. The series culminates in a grand finale at the Danube Tower in Vienna.

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Runtalk - The Ice Man

Dave WeedsThis November Dave Weeds will take part in the Antarctic Ice Marathon as he aims to become a member of the prestigious 7 Continents Marathon Club. Here, we ask Dave a few questions on how you can prepare for a race in one of the most in inhospitable terrains on earth.

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Poll - What Age Did You Start Running?

Older running, courtesy of Getty ImagesThis month we want to find out what age you were when you started running.

So far, 35% of you say that you started in your thirties, 21% started in their twenties, and 16% started to run in their forties!

Whenever you started, we want to know! Have your say on our polls page

Race Listings

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

The Spartan Race series comes to London this weekend with the Spartan Spring and Spartan Super events. The courses integrate obstacles with natural terrain to create a unique racing experience. Talking of unique experiences, the inaugural Spitfire Scramble arrives in London on Saturday. Participants can enter the 24-hour off road relay as soloists or in a team, starting at noon on Saturday and finishing at noon on Sunday.

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!

New Issue - Autumn Edition

Southern Autumn 2014 CoverThe autumn issue of SOUTHERN RUNNING GUIDE is now available from all our usual outlets!

Pick up your copy to enjoy an interview with celebrity chef and marathon runner, Michel Roux Junior. We also take a look at the world of fancy dress running and get back to nature with a review of the book Wild Running. You can also expect all the favourites such as our Running Log and extensive Race Listing.

Keep an eye out for our autumn edition, and let us know what you think on Facebook or Twitter!

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