Southern Running Guide News

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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12 Apr

Last Stand For Tony The Fridge

Tony the FridgeIn amongst the 30,000 runners taking part at the London Marathon, Tony ‘The Fridge’ Phoenix-Morrison will be embarking upon his final endurance challenge with his trusted kitchen appliance. The London event will be the first of four marathons he plans to tackle on Sunday, with Tony then planning to tackle the remaining three within 24 hours, all with a 42kg Smeg fridge attached to his back.

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10 Apr

Olympic Heroes Start London Marathon

Tom Daley

Three of Britain’s 2012 Olympic heroes will be on the start line at the 2014 Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 13 April.  Rowers Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins will push the famous red button at the ‘blue start’ on Shooters Hill to send some 36,000 runners and wheelchair racers on their way in the Virgin Money London Marathon, while diver Tom Daley will start the Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon, a three-mile race for young athletes aged 11-17.

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9 Apr

Hundreds Bolt The Holt

action from Bolt round the Holt

700 runners enjoyed near perfect running conditions at the BMI Bolt Round The Holt trail race on Saturday (5 April) at the Alice Holt Forest in Farnham, The 1k kids’ race launched the day and just under 50 kids between the ages of 6 and 9 tore off into the woods, led by a marshal on a mountain bike. An hour later and after a mass warm up, a big field lined up on the start. At 10am they all started, on their way to complete 21k, 10k or 5k, all on hard packed trails and all traffic free.

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