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December 2013

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News - Owen Pops Up To Promote Great Eastern Run

Owen cutoutThere are still five months to go before the east of England's premier running event but already indications are that entries will reach 6,000 for the 2013 renewal of the Perkins Great Eastern Run. Interest has been encouraged by the use of an entry form cut-out runner which is being displayed by sponsors and other supporters at locations across Peterborough.

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News - City Slickers Get Set

Runners at post-race partyCity workers are getting set to swap their well-buffed shoes for trainers this autumn ahead of the Bloomberg Square Mile Relay. The annual event sees teams of 10 representing city companies competing within the heart of the city of London.

There is space for up to 115 teams at the celebratory midweek event on Thursday 19 September with a £5000 cheque available for the winners to award to the charity of their choice.

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News - Going Greek

Athens runnerFollowing the route taken by Greek soldier Philippides over 2,500 years ago, Athens Classic marathon allows participants to sample history and see where the modern-day marathon originated. Legend has it that Philippides ran from the town of Marathon to Athens in 490 BC and thousands of participants will retrace his footsteps on 10 November this year.

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Runtalk - The Italian Jog

Rome marathon starting lineWith London and Berlin hosting the continent's two most high-profile marathons, Italy is sometimes overshadowed by its northern neighbours when it comes to European races. In the last few years, however, running events in the country have grown in popularity with an increase in the number of foreign participants.

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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.

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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 31.6% of the votes, followed by Mo Farah in second (17.5%) and Haile Gebrselassie and Steve Ovett in joint third (10.5%).

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.

There are several big events on the running calendar this week with a particularly high number of 10Ks (14 in total). Runners at the Horsham 10K, Prestwood 10K and Heroes Run Brighton 10K will be hoping for some decent weather, though not as much as participants at the BH5K Naked Run...

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!

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 seasonally 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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