Southern Running Guide News

19 Nov

Video Of The Week - The Runners

Our video of the week is The Runners - a short film interviewing a cross-section of runners as they pound the tarmac in London's parks. It explores issues such as ageing, childlessness, marriage, mental health problems and sex.
 


12 Nov

First Run Back

Chris Broadbent

It hurt. Man, it hurt (writes Chris Broadbent). I went out for my first run in three weeks at the weekend. To be honest, it was a real struggle. Like many runners do, I had taken some time out after running a marathon. Partly, to recover and partly to reward myself.

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5 Nov

Fancy (Dress) Footwork

Christine AppelOdds are that at least some of the runners in the last race you went to sashayed, galloped or shuffled their way round the course in fancy dress. Part of the reason for this explosion in sprinting Buzz Lightyears and 26.2-hungry Elvises is simply down to how popular and accessible running has become. It stands to reason that the more runners you have in any given event, the more Mr Blobbies and Cinderellas you’ll have too.

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15 Oct

Pale Shadow Paula

Paula Radcliffe

I have mixed feelings about the final chapter of Paula Radcliffe’s running career, writes Chris Broadbent. Now 40, the marathon world-record holder recently took part at Worcester City 10K as she builds up to her marathon swan song in London next April.

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