Southern Running Guide News

22 Jul

Run Reigate Launched

Run Reigate logo

Entries are open for the inaugural Run Reigate Half Marathon, another new addition to the Surrey running scene. The event will take place on Sunday 21 September at 9am. Organisers promise a beautiful, scenic route that winds its way through iconic Surrey landscape, starting and finishing in Reigate's stunning Priory Park.

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22 Jul

Have A Ball In Berlin

Berlin Marathon

Berlin has been in the spotlight recently with the German men's football team parading their World Cup trophy around the capital's streets. And on 28 September, around 40,000 runners will get to follow in their footsteps (well, sort of) by taking part in the 41st Berlin Marathon. Travel packages are still available from Sports Tours International but those wishing to take part are advised to enter soon to avoid disappointment.

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16 Jul

Running For Bella and Sebastian

Rob Marsh and children

A dad from Oxfordshire has signed up for the British Heart Foundation’s Blenheim Palace 10K Run after his two young children were both diagnosed with congenital heart disease. 37-year-old Rob Marsh of Witney was inspired to raise funds for the event on Sunday 5 October 2014 by his daughter Isabella and son Sebastian. Both were born with double outlet right ventricle – a condition where there is a hole between the two ventricle chambers of the heart, so the blood cannot get all of the oxygen it needs.

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15 Jul

Mud, Sweat and Cheers

Claygate Five

It was muddy underfoot, but 440 runners pushed ahead and took part in the Claygate Country Five on Sunday 13 July. The five-mile event in rural Surrey, on the footpaths around Claygate’s beautiful green countryside, was enjoyed by all - no matter whether they were competing for a place, or taking part just for the fun of it.

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14 Jul

New Dates For BHF Half Marathon Series

runners at Blenheim Palace

The success of the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) half marathons series is reflected in the addition of two new events to the programme. The new event in Leeds (8 February) takes place at Harewood House, one of the treasure houses of England with its stunning architecture and outstanding art collections which will prove the perfect backdrop for a Sunday run in the countryside.

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