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December 2013

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News - goldrun For Musical Leo

Leo AltarelliRunning minstrel Leo Altarelli recorded a first success at parkrun when he broke the tape at Saturday's (July 28) Wanstead Flats event on 18:58. The East Anglian based performer is something of a parkrun tourist and he has taken part in events in Cambridge, Birmingham, London (Hampstead Heath), and Sydney as well as nearer home at Fritton Lake and Gorleston Cliffs.

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News - Freya Ready For Olympic Chance

Freya MurrayEven though she received confirmation of her Olympic selection whilst doing her weekly shop and has taken time off work to travel to London, Scottish runner Freya Murray has revealed she is hitting full fitness and ready to compete in Sunday's marathon.

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News - The Alternative Olympics

The Hipster OlympicsWith Olympic fever beginning to extend beyond pandemonium, Germany hosted its very own take on the Games last weekend with the Hipster Olympics. Consisting of nine ironic sports events, 6,000 hip Berliners converged to present their very own stylised version of London 2012.

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Competition - Stay Bright With Brooks

Women's Nightlife JacketWe are giving away three fantastic Brooks Nightlife Jackets...

The ultimate in weather protection, the Nightlife Jacket has all the features you need for low-light training, with 360° retroreflectivity, back venting, thumbholes and all in a 100% wind and waterproof package.

For your chance to win one of these brilliant jackets enter our competition here

New Poll - How Do You Avoid Injury

Poll ImageThis month, we want to know what keeps you injury free.

Is it that all important compression garment, your well fitted running shoes, or do you just make sure to warm up and cool down every time you go out?

Let us know what you do to stay in top form on our polls page, or over on our facebook page!

Race Listings

April Race Listings PageLast weekend's race results are now available online at

Check out the results and up and coming events on our race listing page here.

Don't forget that you can also add your race's details to our event listings by signing up here, and good luck to everyone racing over the coming week!

Current Issue - Summer Edition

Southern Running Guide Summer 2012 CoverThe 96-page summer issue of SOUTHERN RUNNING GUIDE is available.

This edition is packed with news, tips on how to have the perfect race day, a look at some great breakfast ideas, as well as our regular race listing and three month log-book.

We also take a wider look at the running scene in Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire this issue, with Ealing Half Marathon featuring as our race profile.

On top of that we check out the Big Fun Run series and the up and coming running destination that is Germany.

Find out where to pick up your FREE copy now!

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