Southern Running Guide News

24 Mar

Lord Of The Runs

Sean AstinLord of the Rings star, Sean Astin, is preparing to take part in this year's Boston Marathon. He will be running the Boston event as part of Team MR8 - formed in honour of eight-year-old Martin Richard who was killed in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

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21 Mar

Drug Testing Laws Revised

Rita JeptooThe International Association of Athletics Foundation (IAAF) has reacted to the cases of both Liliya Shobukhova and Rita Jeptoo by implementing out-of-competition testing for performance-enhancing drugs. Such is the IAAF’s determination in revising the laws, elite athletes could be subject to the testing as early as this summer. 

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19 Mar

Politicians Running Streets Of London

Edward Timpson MP

Five members of Parliament have signed up to take part in this year’s Virgin Money London Marathon. The quintet includes three front benchers, taking time off from the General Election race to run the streets of the capital on Sunday 26 April. Parliament dissolves on 30 March 2015, meaning all five will officially run as members of the public rather than MPs, before returning to the campaign trail to try to win back their seats in the General Election on 7 May.

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