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December 2013

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News - Leading The London Marathon

David HellardTypically it's an honour bestowed upon the world's greatest marathon runners, but one member of the masses made a unique attempt to lead last month's Virgin London Marathon all in the name of charity. David Hellard is attempting a six event challenge to raise funds for Street Child which works to help Africa's most impoverished and vulnerable young people.

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News - Double Helping Of Fruits Of The Forest

Runner at the Pony Express double ultra72-year-old Kenwynne Barber was the oldest of over 70 finishers at the two day ultra marathon double header that is the Extreme Energy Pony Express; the veteran showing great stamina to finish the 60 mile distance in 18 hours 46 mins.

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Runtalk - My Ten Year Friendship

Chris BroadbentIt only occurred to me when someone asked the question recently. I have been running for 10 years now, so I guess that makes 2013 a special anniversary for me and my good friend running. I often think of running as a friend of mine, however odd the description might be.

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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

Poll - Who Is Your Running Hero

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

Paula Radcliffe is currently in the lead with 31.9% of the votes, followed by Mo Farah in second (18.8%) and Haile Gebrselassie and Steve Ovett in joint third (11.6%).

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 upcoming events on our race listing page here.

Like last week, runners are spoiled for choice with a feast of 10Ks on offer. Lovers of the seaside can enjoy some breathtaking views at the Folkestone Costal 10K while the Foxbury 10K will gives fans of woodland running a chance to sample the New Forest.

Don't forget that you can also add your race's details to our event listings by signing up here. Good luck to everyone racing over the coming week!

New Issue - Summer Edition

Southern Summer CoverThe 96-page summer issue of SOUTHERN RUNNING GUIDE is out this week at all our usual outlets!

This issue features an exclusive interview with the man who founded the Spartan Races. Read a preview here

You can also read about a Kent running route, summer race listing and and an in depth look at running in Surrey.

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

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