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December 2013

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Charity Series Returns

Runners in Finsbury ParkRaising money for a worthwhile cause is often the biggest motivator for getting people to lace up their trainers and get running. Cancer Research UK's Run 10K series is the ideal opportunity to generate support for a charity and have a race target at the same time. Read More.

Policeman Bids For World Record

Lee ChamberlainSurrey policeman Lee Chamberlain is finalising preparations for his attempt at one of the UK's most iconic running records.

Ultra-running specialist Chamberlain will attempt to break the world record for running the length of Britain from John o'Groats to Land's End.

Read his story here.

Poll - What Do You Do To Avoid Injury?

Bar Graph ImageThe current poll on is asking runners what they do to avoid or prevent injury while running.

At the moment, your best advice would be to carefully stretch pre and post run, however, no one would suggest regular sports massage as a good way to prevent injury.

Do you agree or disagree? Let us know what you think on our polls page.

Competiton - Be Safe, Be Bright with Brooks

Runners in bright winter running clothingThe fantastic autumn competition on is giving readers the opportunity to win a prize package from Brooks. Make sure you enter for your chance to win some great new gear.

Prizes will consist of items from the 'Nightlife' range, including an LSD Lite Jacket, Nightlife Equilibrium Long Sleeve T and Infiniti Capris for women and Tights for men. All you have to do is answer this simple question - What colour is the Nightlife range now available in? There are four answers to choose from. Good luck!

Up and Coming Races

Southern Running Guide May Race ListingsSeptember brings a flurry of early autumn running to the south, with half marathons in Surrey and Kent on Sunday as well as 10K races in Richmond, Bedford, Reading, Clapham, Rotherfield Peppard and Sevenoaks! The racing doesn't stop next weekend, with Saturday, September 11 seeing the Great Forest 10K in Bedgebury National Park, as well as Dunstable playing host to a half marathon, 20-miler and full marathon the following day. There are lots of other races over the next fortnight, so check out our race listing for more information.

Good luck to every taking part in races over the next two weeks, let us know how you get on and remember to check for results!

Current Issue

Southern Running Guide autumn 2010 coverSOUTHERN RUNNING GUIDE autumn edition is currently available, with a great piece on core training, news from Run in England and all your favourite features, including race listing and running log.

Find out where to pick up your FREE copy now!

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