Southern Running Guide News

19 Apr

Boston Defiant As Marathon Returns

Boston Marathon

Emotions are expected to run high at Boston Marathon on Monday (21 April) as the race is held for the first time since two explosions last year killed three people and injured 264 others. Organisers have reassured participants that security will be extra vigilant at the event and the safety of the 36,000 participants running from Hopkinton to Boston is paramount.

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16 Apr

Children Charity Partners Brighton

Caring at Chestnut

A Sussex-based charity is aiming for one runner for each of the 300 children it cares for to raise funds at next year’s Brighton Marathon. Chestnut Tree House has been named as the official local charity partner for next year’s race. It is the only children's hospice in East and West Sussex caring for children and young adults with life-shortening and life-threatening illnesses.

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15 Apr

National Ultras Set For Kent

impressive medals for the National 100K/50K

tzruns, the team behind Kent Roadrunner Marathon, is staging the National 100K and 50K races at Cyclopark (Saturday 3 May 2014), the venue for their successful marathon event. The smooth tarmac circuit is a private course, traffic and pedestrian free. There is an onsite café (hot and cold food), showers, changing, Wi-Fi and car parking. Race nutrition for both events will be provided by CLIF Bar.

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15 Apr

The Journey To Berlin

In anticipation of the 41st Berlin Marathon on 28 September, a short film documenting four participants' involvement in the 2014 race has been released to whet runners' appetites. Entitled 'The Journey', the film captures a casual runner out to set a PB, an experienced masters runner, a wheelchair athlete and an elite competitor from Kenya.

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14 Apr

Shona's Change Of Temperature

Shona Thomson running in polar conditions

Shona Thomson added the North Pole Marathon to her roll of honour last week (Wednesday 9 April) finishing third woman in a time of 9:09:22.  The courageous Scot completed a seventh marathon in seven continents last September in the teeming heat of Da Nang, Vietnam to secure a place in the exclusive Seven Marathons Continents Club. Now success in vastly different conditions confirms her 'adventurer' status.

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13 Apr

Kipsang King In London

London Marathon winner Wilson Kipsang

One name dominated the running of the much-hyped 2014 London Marathon today (Sunday 13 April).  And it wasn't Olympic golden boy Mo Farah. World record-holder Wilson Kipsang added the prestigious London course record to his CV, winning the men's race in a comfortable 2:04:29. Kenya dominated both big events with the Kiplagats (Edna and Florence) taking the 1/2 spots in the women's race.

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