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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 - GB Stars At London Seminar

MarayamTwo of the UK's leading marathon protagonists of the last 20 years will be the star attractions at a training seminar in London next month. Richard Nerurkar and Mara Yamauchi will deliver some invaluable advice and be available for questions at the Run Fast Seminar at Grange City Hotel, London on Wednesday 20 March.

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News - Radcliffe Backs Harsher Drug Rules

Lance ArmstrongWomen's world record holder Paula Radcliffe has backed stricter anti-doping penalties introduced by the World Marathon Majors members. Race organisers from the Tokyo, Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago and New York races have agreed to revise their elite athlete contracts so that they all have the right to suspend payment, demand repayment of prize money and bonus payments should an athlete be found in violation of anti-doping regulations.

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Runtalk - Step Too Farah?

Mo Farah Marathon The Olympic 10,000m and 5000m champion, Mo Farah, recently announced his intention to run half of this year's Virgin London Marathon before tackling the full distance at the 2014 race. The news has most of the running community salivating at the prospect of Farah taking on the iconic distance.

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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 is in joint first place this week, sharing the top spot with Fitness Classes (Zumba/Spin etc)with 28.3% each, while in second place, with 15.2%, is gymwork.

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!

New Issue - Spring Edition

Southern Running Guide Spring 2013 CoverThe 96-page spring issue of SOUTHERN RUNNING GUIDE is now available at all our usual outlets!

This issue features an exclusive interview with Fran Healy, advice on eating sesonally as well as news updates from the running world.

You can also expect a running route in Richmond Park, spring race listing and and an in depth look at running in Sussex.

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


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