Southern Running Guide News

1 Aug

Go For Glow-ry

action from Speed of Light

One of the big success stories of the inaugural Bournemouth Marathon Festival last year was the Speed of Light 5K which was a sell-out. This year’s event on Saturday 4 October promises to build on this success, offering runners a unique running experience. The event starts at 7pm with an emphasis on light and colour around the route, providing runners and spectators alike with an unforgettable race. 

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31 Jul

Speedy Elites At Bournemouth

Crowds at this year’s Bournemouth Marathon are set to welcome impressive East African talent to this year’s event. Last year, Ethiopian Ebisa Merga won the inaugural staging of the event, setting the first ever course record of 2:16:41. He will return to the scene of his triumph, where he will face the tough challenge of Kenyans Japhet Koech and Andrew Lesuuda.

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30 Jul

Musical Healing

Runners with headphones

New research suggests that listening to music after a run can speed your recovery. The information, published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, also backs previous findings that you get less benefit from music the harder you run.

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27 Jul

Aussie Marathon Joy in Glasgow

Mike Shelley, Commonwealth marathon winner 2014

There was Australian joy in both the men and women's marathon today (Sunday 27 July) in Glasgow at the Commonwealth Games.  Mike Shelley went one better than his Delhi silver medal in 2010 storming to a decisive victory in a PB of 2:11:15 while compatriot Jess Trengove finished third in the women's race behind the Kenyan one-two of Flomena Cheyech Daniel and Caroline Kilel.

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