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December 2013

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News - Jenson On The Button In Marathon Debut

Jenson Button

After recording victory at the Brazilian Grand Prix just over a fortnight ago, Formula One racing driver, Jenson Button, put on another impressive display on Sunday (9 December) as he tackled his first marathon. The McLaren driver is a keen triathlete, having taken part in several ironman events, and decided to enter the Honolulu marathon as part a month-long winter plan in Hawaii.

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News - New Half Marathon In Olympic Borough

Tessa SandersonA new half marathon event has been added to the Tessa Sanderson Foundation Running Festival which will take place in the shadow of the Olympic Park in Stratford, London on Sunday 14 April. Registration has opened for the event which for the last four years has operated as a stand-alone 10k, now with the 5th anniversary in 2013, the event will see the addition of the 13.1mile distance.

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New Competition - Yurbud Ear Buds Up for Grabs

Inspire Duo Running Woman on BeachYurbuds are the superb new innovative way to listen to music while you run. Thanks to Twistlock Technology they are guaranteed not to fall out! With an ultra-soft and comfortable fit, these ear buds also allow for sufficient ambient noise, so you always stay aware of your surroundings.

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Runtalk - A Painful Lesson

Cmeron PhysioI think it was the trip to the physiotherapist where the sheer embarrassment really kicked in, writes Chris Broadbent...

My visit was due to a pulled hamstring, an injury I had never suffered before in 10 years of running. But as I was being questioned on how I came about the ailment, I truly felt like a naughty schoolboy called into the headmaster's room.

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Poll - Who Is Your BBC Sports Personality of the Year

Mo FarahThis Sunday sees the announcement of the BBC's Sports Personality of the year - and it's been quite a year for sport of all kinds!

Bradly Wiggins is in the lead this week, followed by Mo Farah with Jessica Ennis in third place.

Who do you want to be named as the Sports Personality of the Year? Let us know on our polls 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 - Winter Edition

Southern Running Guide Winter 2012 CoverThe 96-page winter issue of SOUTHERN RUNNING GUIDE is now available at all our usual outlets!

This issue features the lowdown on Carb-Loading and a review of Boff Whalley's Run Wild. You can also read about a Milton Keynes running route, our winter race listing and and an in depth look at running in Kent.

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