Southern Running Guide News

22 Aug

Absolute Beginners

Running Feet

A series of free running groups aimed at helping complete beginners get into regular exercise is being launched across Ealing in West London. ‘Run and Have Fun’ courses for up to 25 people will take place over eight weeks in Southall and Northolt from next month, followed later by Acton.

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21 Aug

What Moves Runners?

A group of American film makers have launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund a feature-length documentary that explores the inspiration and motivation modern cultures associate with running. What Moves You? is told from the point-of-view of runners from all walks of life and follows the stories of five very different runners in a quest to discover if they possess a similar intrinsic urge to run.

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20 Aug

Fauja Returns

Fauja SinghFauja Singh will make a welcome return to the running scene later this year after he was confirmed as the official starter of the Big Fun Run in Victoria Park, London. Singh will start the friendly 5k run on Saturday 25 October.

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18 Aug

100m Record At 99

A 99-year-old woman from New York has set a 100-metre sprint American record for the 95-99 age category at the Gay Games in Cleveland, Ohio. Ida Keeling, who is a great-great-grandmother, finished the race in 59.8 seconds – just shy of Usain Bolt’s world record of 9.58 seconds

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17 Aug

Make Brighton Marathon Personal With Chestnut Tree House

Chestnut Tree House runners after 2013 Brighton Marathon

The 300 strong Chestnut Tree House team at the 2015 Brighton Marathon will enjoy a very personal connection to boost their fundraising efforts.  Chestnut Tree House, the only children’s hospice in Sussex, has created 300 places at UK's second biggest marathon to match the he 300 children and young people that use the charity’s services each year.

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16 Aug

Wimbledon Date For Wannabee Runners

running beginners on Wimbledon Common

Wannabee runners and beginners, who would like to move up to the next level, based in South London can try a free taster ‘learn to run’ day on Wimbledon Common on Sunday 7 September. Common Runners is offering a session to beginners and improvers which will include advice on running technique, a fun warm up and some running depending on your level.

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