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December 2013

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News - Right Time For A Resolution

Resolution RunRunners are being asked to raise money for the Stroke Association by taking part in one of 18 fundraising races across the UK this spring. The Resolution Runs take place from Exeter to Aberdeen and most major cities in between, including London's Regent's Park, Warwick Castle, Manchester's Heaton Park and Glasgow's Bellahouston Park.

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News - parkrun New Year Record Double

parkrun logoWhen those 13 pioneers turned up at Bushy Park in south-west London in October, 2004 they can hardly have imagined that they were in at the start of something that would turn into a national (make that an international) phenomenon. And following 8 years of incredible growth for the free weekly 5k run, the pathfinders at Bushy Park provided the first big parkrun story of the year.

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Runtalk - Breaking Dawn

Gordon BoothWith the 60 plus category now the fastest growing in the sport, we look at runners who are doing anything but reclining in their twilight years.

When Fauja Singh completed the Toronto Marathon he was 100 years old. By covering the 26.2 miles, he set a new Guinness World Record, surpassing Greek runner Dimitrion Yordanidis, who completed the 1976 Athens Marathon at the age of 98!

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Runtalk - Rainy Day Woman

RainMarathon first-timer Rachel Morgan faces the full force of the mad weather we've had over the last month or so and remains unbroken. However she bent a little and reckons a balance of determination and knowing your limits is the best route to success in Brighton in April...

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Poll - What Is Your Target For 2013?

Big Ben fireworks on New Year's Eve 2012. Credit Dan Kitwood/Getty ImagesThe new year is here, and it's time to really get your resolution off the ground!

The most popular choice so far this year is to get a new PB, closely followed by completing a first marathon. In third place is completeing a first half-marathon while remaining injury free is in fourth place.

Let us know what your target is on our polls page!

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.

Enter the competition here

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.

Make sure you get your copy and let us know what you think on Facebook!


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