Southern Running Guide News

16 Dec

Daughter Inspires Mum To Take Bath Plunge

Natasha and Phoebe

A mother who pulled out of running the 2013 Bath Half Marathon after discovering she was pregnant will run next year’s race to raise money for a charity that supports children with an unusual condition that her child was born with. Natasha Hutchins, 27 of Newbury will be running in the March event for Reach; a charity who supported Natasha and her daughter Phoebe when she was born with symbrachydactyly, a condition where she has no fingers on one hand.

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16 Dec

Serena Serves Up A 5K

Serena WilliamsWhilst Andy Murray was preparing for next year's tennis season in Miami, the number one female player Serena Williams launched her training by taking part in The Serena Williams Ultimate Run South Beach. The event on Sunday (14 December) featured a 5k and quarter marathon and was held to raise money for the Serena Williams Fund which supports victims of violent crime.

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15 Dec

Malta Teaser

Malta MarathonFor those of you currently braving the cold and wind to get in winter training, rewarding your efforts with a spring event still seems a while away. Malta Marathon on 22 February, however, is perfectly placed for those looking for a race in sunnier climes.

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12 Dec

Ron Hill's 50 Year Run Streak

Ron Hill after winning the Enschede Marathon in 1975

Accrington's finest, Dr Ron Hill MBE will celebrate a 50-year run streak next weekend (Saturday 20 December) - yes, the great man will have run every day for half a century!  To mark the occasion Ron Hill will be taking over Sports Tours International's Twitter account on Thursday 18 December.  Ron is an ambassador for Sports Tours International and a regular at their big Manchester events.

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