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December 2013

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News - Richmond Festival Gets Farah Backing

Mo FarahThe inaugural Richmond Running Festival was recently launched by the one and only Mo Farah. The double Olympic and World champion cut his teeth as a runner in South West London, home of the event which is part of Richmond's London 2012 Olympic legacy programme.

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News - Sprayable Energy

Sprayable EnergyDoes a quick cup of coffee form part of your usual pre-run routine? If so, the upcoming launch of a caffeine flavoured spray, designed to be applied like perfume and absorbed through the skin, may well prove to be a quick and convenient alternative to your usual cuppa.

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Runtalk - Hot Morning in Da Nang

Da Nang MedalHere's how not to prepare for a big race in a hot country. Arrive three days before in another city after a 12 hour journey. Miss out on sleep during the flight and the first night you are in your host country; then manage just an hour or so on the next two nights including pre-race night. Oh! and sign up for a race that starts at 5.00am...

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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!

New 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? Do you gift yourself an extra hour in bed? Do you throw yourself into an ice bath to reinvigorate your tired muscles?

Whatever it is that helps you to recover - we want to know!

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

Race Listings

Hard as Snails runnersLast weekend's race results are now available online at Check out the results and upcoming events on our race listing page.

After a relatively quiet few weekends, things are really picking up with a great number of races on offer. Saturday sees participants tough it out at the Hard as Snails 10K and 5K. The event is a cross-country run on a single 10k loop with a cut back for those completing 5k. The course takes in the Pilgrims' Way over the North Downs in central Surrey, with participants encountering rolling hills, lofty summits and low off-road tracks weaving through the woodland.

The English Half Marathon returns for a fifth year in Warrington on Sunday. There are some changes to the route with the start moved to a new entrance at Victoria Park and the finish in the line of trees close to the previous start line. Other notable events include Weald St George's 10K, Night Owl 10K, Bachus Marathon and Half Marathon, and Maidenhead Half Marathon.

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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