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December 2013

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News - Pupil Power To Boost Bournemouth Marathon Festival

BMF Fauja and Katie

Plans for the inaugural Bournemouth Marathon Festival on 5/6 October, 2013 have received a boost with the announcement that the junior events in the six race programme will feature prizes for local schools. Pupils at 78 schools have been invited to take part in both the 1.5k race for 6 to 10 year olds and the 3k contest for 11 to 14 year olds.

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News - Gosport Mile Is Golden

Golden Mile RunnersAn ambitious project to create a mass participation mile race in Hampshire has proved a major success and there are now plans for a bigger and better event in 2014. Organisers, specialist retailers Absolute Running, were delighted by the 400 plus turnout for the Gosport Golden Mile promenade race last month and the commercial support from the local business community.

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News - Marathon Of Champs

Paris MarathonThere were a record 40,000 participants at this year's Paris marathon,however race organisers are hoping to exceed that figure at the 2014 event on 6 April. As you would expect, the French capital's race route is awash with historic landmarks making it one of the most popular marathons in Europe.

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Runtalk - Colour Me Good

Colour Run RunnersAn explosion of colour has hit the UK running scene after the arrival on these shores of a 5k running phenomenon from America. The first ever UK Color Run (yes, we know, the Yanks still struggle with some parts of the English language) took place at Wembley Stadium, London on Sunday 14 July - one of four events scheduled around the country over summer.

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Runtalk - Glycerin Heads For Top Of The Class

Glycerin 11 ShoeThe team at Brooks is convinced that they are on their way to producing the most popular neutral shoe in the UK with their premium Glycerin model. Version 11 sees the latest attempt to close in on rival brands.

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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.

After the success of the inaugural event last year, The Tunnel 2 Towers Run returns to London this Sunday. Taking inspiration from the Fire Department of New York Tunnel to Towers Run, the race takes runners from south to north London under the River Thames, through the Rotherhithe Tunnel to Wapping, and finishing in London's Docklands in Billingsgate Market in the shadow of Canary Wharfs Towers. The event begins in Southwark Park in Bermondsey with the run itself starting in Brunel Road.

Also on Sunday is the Mount Ephraim 10K in Sussex. A challenging course along quiet country roads, it offers runners great views of the Kent countryside. Participants also get free admission to Mount Ephraim Gardens.

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.

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