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December 2013

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News - Special Edinburgh Weekend In Autumn 2014

Liz McColganGSi Events, the organisers of the hugely successful Edinburgh Marathon Festival, have added a new autumn event to their race portfolio. They have announced that the new Scottish Half Marathon will be held on Saturday 6 September 2014 and thousands of runners are expected to sign up for the inaugural run.

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News - Hastings Champions Reunion

Hastings Half MarathonHastings Half Marathon is attempting to reunite all of the past winners of the popular event and bring them together for the 30th staging of the race in 2014. Inaugural winners in 1985, Derek Stevens and Caroline Horne were at the recent launch event at Spire Sussex Hospital and confirmed they would take part in next year's event.

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Runtalk - London Must Reunite Three Kings

Bekele beats FarahPhew! I don't know about you, but that Great North Run left me breathless. Half marathons do that to a man, but I didn't even take part in this one. Watching the race on TV was enough. What a race it was at the front end as three kings collided...

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Competition - Be Safe, Be Seen With Brooks

Nightlife has teamed up with Brooks to give you the chance to win one of two fantastic high viz. running packages.

Using the principles of biomotion, Brooks have learned that strategically placing contrast fabrics, retroreflective detail and active lighting can heavily increase not just visibility but also recognition...

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

Poll - How Do You Aid Recovery After A Run?

Yoga ClassIn our September poll we're looking to find out what are your keystone aids to recovering after a run?

So far 33.9% of people have said that a well balanced meal is the way to go to speed recovery. 24.2% use a foam roller or get a massage, and another 19.4% run for a few gently paced miles to help them recover after a run...

Let us know what you do to help you recover over on our polls page!

Race Listings

Ealing Half Marathon runnersLast weekend's race results are now available online at Check out the results and upcoming events on our race listing page.

After successful inaugural events last year, two races make their return this weekend - The Grayshoot 10K and 5K, and the Ealing Half Marathon. Saturday's Grayshoot and 10K and 5K in Surrey is an off-road event. The pretty but challenging route takes in spectacular scenery of Ludshott Common with the bulk of the race uses the tracks and trails through the Common.

Around 6,000 runners will take part in Ealing Half Marathon on Sunday. Starting and finishing in Lammas Park, one of West London's most picturesque settings, runners will take in parts of Central Ealing, Montpelier, Pitshanger, West Ealing, Hanwell and St Stephen's before returning to Lammas Park via Walpole Park.

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

Current Issue - Autumn Edition

Southern Autumn CoverThe new 96-page aumtumn issue of SOUTHERN RUNNING GUIDE is now available at all our usual outlets!

This edition features a great insight into top food and running bloggers, Veggie Runners, intervals made easy and Apps to get you on the move.

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

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