Southern Running Guide News

14 Sep

Running No Longer A Punishment

Nicky Morgan

Former education secretary, Michael Gove, caused a furore in February by issuing guidance for teachers stating that 'extra physical activity such as running around a playing field' should be used as punishment in schools. Now his successor, Nicky Morgan has written a private letter to David Moorcroft, interim chair of the Run Group, stating that she's asked for this guidance to be removed.

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11 Sep

Good Guys Win

Good Gym

The good guys and good gals of GoodGym are set to do more good deeds this Monday 15 September on their East London patch. The keep-fit group with the Samaritan attitude are set to coincide a lunchtime run out with some work on the Rocky Garden at the Hollybush Estate in Bethnal Green.

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9 Sep

Former England International Launches Running Store In Sussex

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9 Sep

Fastboy Slim

Fatboy Slim

Internationally acclaimed DJ Norman Cook, aka Fatboy Slim, will be running the Royal Parks Half Marathon this October for a second time to raise money for Young Epilepsy, the national charity dedicated to improving the lives of young people with the condition.

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8 Sep

Sport England Backs Great North Run To Find Another Million

the start at the Great North Run

No sooner had the millionth runner Tracey Crammond crossed the finish line then Great North Run race organisers were looking to attract one million new runners by 2020. The classic British running event is being funded to the tune of £400,000 by Sport England. The money supports the Great North Run Million Opening Ceremony and a year-long programme of events and activities to celebrate the millionth finish of the Bupa Great North Run, the success story of mass participation running, and the development of one million runners through sport, culture and participation.

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7 Sep

Celebrate September With Surrey Woodland Run

runners at the launch of the Allice Holt Races

Runners in Surrey still have time to sign up for the popular Alice Holt Races but they will have to be quick - race day is next Saturday (13 September). Big attractions are a great event location - the beautiful Alice Holt Forest near Farnham and a race day programme that includes the main 10k plus 5k, 3k and 1k events, all of which follow scenic, multi-terrain courses on smooth hard-packed gravel through woodland maintained by the Forestry Commission.

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