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December 2013

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News - Bolt Set For London Return

Usain BoltThe world's fastest man Usain Bolt could be set for a surprise return to compete in the UK, one year after he defended his Olympic 100m, 200m and 4x100m titles at London 2012. Since 2010, the Jamaican sprinter superstar has avoided taking part in British events due to UK tax laws.

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From Our Sponsor - The Perfect Prep For London

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News - New Night Run Launched

Energizer start lineIt promises to be an illuminating experience for runners at the UK's inaugural Energizer Night Run in London's Battersea Park this year. Entries are now open for the night-time race which will take place on Saturday 13 April.

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News - Wining Ways

Medoc MarathonThe 29th Medoc Marathon - the race that combines running with wine tasting - will be held on 7 September and organisers have announced that there is a science fiction theme for this year's event. The marathon was established in 1896 and sees thousands of participants dress up to take on the distance while sampling some of the finest wines Bordeaux has to offer.

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New Poll - How Do You Cross Train?

Gym ImageCross training can vastly enhance our performance and help us stay both focused and motivated.

This month, we'd like to find out what types of cross training are most popular with our readers. Do you enjoy the benefits of taking a spin on your bike? Maybe you prefer a dip in the pool, or to focus your breathing with some yoga?

Whatever it is you do to add variety to your fitness regime we'd like to know!

Tell us how you cross train over 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.

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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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