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December 2013

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Competition - Great Kent Roadrunner Marathon

Kent Roadrunner 2013 LogoSOUTHERN RUNNING GUIDE has teamed up with Kent Roadrunner Marathon to bring you a fantastic competition. Kent Roadrunner Marathon was successfully launched in 2012. The unique nature of the event - it is staged on the smooth tarmac track at the new Cyclopark venue in Gravesend and run over 17 laps of 2.49km - won it many plaudits last year. Now's your chance to be part of the fun; and in style...

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News - Still Time For NYC Half

NYC Half Marathon ImageWith just over a month until the New York City half marathon, specialist sports travel company Sports Tours International has a limited number of guaranteed entries for the race on St Patrick's Day (17 March). The half marathon is one of the best supported and most competitive races in the world and is a ideal preparation for a full marathon later in spring such as London, Paris, Brighton and Edinburgh.

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News - Bourne Identity

BMF PhotoThe routes for the inaugural Bournemouth Marathon Festival have been unveiled with organisers billing the weekend of events as 'running as it should be.' The two day festival will take place on the weekend of 5/6 October in the Dorset town. Entrants to Sunday's main race can expect a challenging yet scenic run.

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Runtalk - Miles Better

One Mile SignThe recent announcement by the London Marathon that they are launching a new mile event in the capital this summer really pricked my interest. The Westminster Mile will take place in May and offers the masses a rare opportunity to race over the classic distance. Granted, the biennial Sport Relief Mile gives runners all over the UK a chance to run 1.609k in a mass participation atmosphere.

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Poll - How Do You Cross Train?

Gym ImageCross training can vastly enhance our performance and help us stay both focused and motivated, and this month we want to find out which way you prefer to cross train.

Cycling leads this month with 37.5% of the vote, followed by gym work in second place with 20.8%, and in third place with 16.7% is swimming.

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.

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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