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December 2013

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News - Marathon Apprentice

photo of Stella EnglishColourful Stella English, the rags to riches heroine of the BBC's 2010 Apprentice series, is facing another huge challenge. Stella made her way from the means streets of a south-east London housing estate to the higher reaches of the capital's financial world and then to one of television's biggest prizes. Now she's attempting next month's Virgin London Marathon despite admitting that she's been a reluctant exerciser in the past.

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Runtalk - Slow, Slow, Quick, Quick

FolkestoneChris Broadbent discovered the benefits of the long slow run last year and was surprised at its benefits: "It used to be set in my mind that to be a fast runner, you had to run fast. So, every time I set out on a training run, I would tear out of the door and go at it hammer and tongs until I was knackered."

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Competition - Run Into Spring with Brooks

Trainers & LegsWe've teamed up with Brooks, to offer 10 lucky SOUTHERN RUNNING GUIDE readers a chance to win some excellent prizes!

Available to win is a Brooks package consisting of an LSD Lite Jacket, HVAC Synergy T-shirt, a mesh cap and Infiniti Capris for women or Rogue Runner Shorts for men.

To enter, simply visit our competitions page, where you can also see the prizes up for grabs! Good luck!

New Poll -Your Favourite Post-Race Treat

PollsOur poll on southernrunninguide.com is asking you what your favourite post-race treat is.

A glass of wine/beer continues to be your favourite reward, still followed by treating yourself to a wedge of cake, with having a blow-out meal remaining in third place.

Let us know what you do to treat yourself on our polls page, or, if we don't have your favourite, let us know what is is through our facebook page!

Race Listings

March Race Listings PageLast weekend saw lots of races across the south of England with half marathons at Milton Keynes and Lydd; the double (20 and 10 mile events) header at Cranleigh and the pre-marathon test of the Finchley 20 Mile road race. There were a few 5 and 10Ks mixed in too plus the fun and games of the Rat Race teams Horseplay event.
This coming weekend again sees an emphasis on spring marathon prep with halfs at Windsor, Brentwood, Bisham Abbey, Reading, Hastings and Fleet; plus the Banbury and Orion 15s and the English Kilomathon at Derby. 5/10K double billings at Windsor and Clapham Common provide some light relief from the miles grind!

Don't forget that there are lots of other races' results and other event details on our race listings page. You can also add your race's details to our event listings if you sign up as a race organiser. As always, good luck to all running this weekend!

New Spring Edition - Available Now

Southern Running Guide Spring 2011 CoverThe spring edition of SOUTHERN RUNNING GUIDE is now available in outlets across the south of England, with great advice for spring cleaning your diet, a detailed look at family running and a fantastic new competition.

The new spring edition is also packed full of your favourite features, with a handy running log, spring race listing and equipment supplement.

Find out where to pick up your FREE copy now!

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