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December 2013

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News - Soprano Sings Praises For Royal Parks Race

Katherine JenkinsAward-winning Welsh mezzo-soprano, Katherine Jenkins, is to be an ambassador for this year's Royal Parks Foundation half marathon in October. The classical crossover artist will be among the 16,000 runners lining up on Sunday 6 October in Hyde Park for the superbly scenic route in one of the world's great cities.

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News - Makau And Kipsang Set For Berlin Battle

Makau in BerlinMarathon world record holder Patrick Makau will face fellow Kenyan Wilson Kipsang, the second fastest man over the distance, at the 40th Berlin marathon on 29 September. Makau set the current world record at the 2011 Berlin marathon when he completed the race in 2:03:38. Kipsang missed breaking Makau's record by a mere four seconds a few weeks later in Frankfurt.

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Runtalk - Va Va Voom

French Riviera Marathon

The French Riviera in November is the place to be for a marathon with a certain 'je ne sais quoi'...

The French Riviera marathon is a relatively new kid on the block. But what it lacks in pedigree it more than makes up for in style. This event has a lot going for it and not just location, location, location!

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Competition - Great French Riviera Marathon Prize

Riviera Marathon LogoCheck out our brilliant new competition with a prize of a trip for two to the French Riviera marathon - (flights, accommodation and race entry) courtesy of partners Sports Tours International.

The French Riviera marathon follows a spectacular route from Nice to Cannes along the Mediterranean coast through iconic towns like Antibes and Juan-les-Pins...

To find out more, and to enter, visit our competition page. Good luck!

Poll - Your Thoughts On Running With Dogs

CaniCross Soctland RunnersThis month we'd like to find out if you are one of the many who runs with their dog, or if you are completely against the idea?

So far two thirds of voters support running with dogs, but only half of them have ever tried it. 28.6% say that it's not for them at all!


Let us know what you think abour running with dogs 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.

'Iconic' is a term bandied about all too often to describe race routes, but for Sunday's Asics British 10K it's justified with runners passing The Ritz, St. James's Palace, Trafalgar Square, St. Paul's Cathedral, the London Eye, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, and Westminster Abbey before finishing on Whitehall. Might be worth bringing a camera along for it.

Also on Sunday, the Surrey Badger half marathon is perhaps less iconic but still offers great views as runners take in the beautiful Mole Valley countryside. A mutli-terrain race, it includes a mix of tarmac, hard packed trail and footpath including tree roots and foliage. It has a fast, flat start and a downhill finish but is a tad bumpy in the middle.

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 - Summer Edition

Southern Summer CoverThe 96-page summer issue of SOUTHERN RUNNING GUIDE is now available 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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