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December 2013

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News - Land Of The Rising Run

Tokyo marathon Start Line

After receiving over 300,000 applications for the 35,000 starting places at this year's Tokyo marathon, organisers expect increased demand for 2014. With the race's recent elevation to World Marathon Major status, plus the growing ambition and scope of UK-based recreational runners, the Japanese event is set for an upsurge in interest from British shores.

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News - Lucie Shoe Horns In New Marathon Record

Lucie Barney dressed as a shoeDespite the fact that the men's and women's course records remained in tact at last week's Virgin London marathon, there were still a slew of new 'bests' - 22 in total - including 27 year old Londoner Lucie Barney's time of 4:40:56secs dressed as a shoe.

The military were well to the fore with ex-Royal Marine, Roscoe Nash, knocking an hour off the existing Guinness world record for the fastest marathon carrying an 80lb pack, finishing in 5:58:58.

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Runtalk - The Lowdown On Carb-Loading

Scone with JamAs runners we are often bombarded with information on the importance of carbohydrate in our diets. From pre-race pasta parties, to the gels and carbohydrate drinks that we see advertised in magazines and in sports shops.

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Competition - Zoot Trainers Up For Grabs

Zoot Women's Tempo ShoeWe've teamed up with Zoot to give you the chance to win a either a pair of Zoot Banyan or Tempo trainers.

The Banyan was engineered to meet the demands of the athlete looking for the ultimate in comfort in a neutral training shoe, while the Women's Tempo Trainer is a stability running shoe with a low to the ground feel and smooth ride.

Enter the competition here

New Poll - Who Is Your Running Hero

Mo FarahWho inspires you to run? That's the question we're asking this month in our poll.

Is it seeing Mo Farah sprinting along the track, or Seb Coe's legacy that push you to run further for longer?

Whoever it is that you look up to as a running legend, let us know over on our polls page!

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 - 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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