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December 2013

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Major Award For Mo Farah

Mo Farah receiving his awardLondon distance running superstar Mo Farah has capped a memorable year by being honoured at a prestigious awards ceremony. The Twickenham-based double European 10,000m and 5000m champion was inducted into the Balfour Beatty London Youth Games Hall of Fame at the special awards evening at Lord's Cricket Ground last week. Read More.

Good Runners

Good runners in LondonA simple, yet ingenious idea born in the London borough of Tower Hamlets is set to benefit both runners and elderly people in need in one fell swoop. The Good Gym - brainchild of keen runner and documentary maker Ivo Gormley - has come up with the clever notion of pairing runners with elderly and isolated people who require assistance to meet on a weekly basis. Read More.

Going For The Great North Run?

Mizuno Running ShoeOur sister publication, NORTHERN RUNNING GUIDE, is currently running a fantastic competition for runners taking part in this weekend's Great North Run. We want you to predict your time for the half marathon and you could win prizes! The closest male and female to their official race time will win a prize pack each from Mizuno. If you or your friends are taking part, enter here now!

New Poll - Pre-Race Breakfast

Bar Graph ImageThe brand new poll on asks runners what their favourite fuel on race day morning is; what breakfast will set you up for a good race? There are 8 options to choose from, so tell us what you like now on our polls page.

The last poll on asked what runners do to avoid injury. 'Careful stretching pre and post run' was the runaway favourite way to avoid injury, however 'Regular sports massage' was not voted at all, as an injury prevention method. Check out the other results here.

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 ListingsThere are lots of races across the south this weekend, with 10Ks in Tunbridge Wells, Faversham, Ashtead, Chislehurst and Hove, as well as marathons in New Eltham and Farnham. The Victory 5 Road Race will also be taking place in Portsmouth, with runners receiving the latest SOUTHERN RUNNING GUIDE in their race goody bags. Next Sunday, September 26, sees half marathons in the New Forest, Firle and Windsor, with 10K races in Bexhill, Rickmansworth and Saffron Walden. There are plenty 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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