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December 2013

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News - Running Boom Continues In Kent

Lucy Tomlinson (centre) with the RunEngland Project of the Year for the south-eastWith over 1,700 people having joined a registered group in Kent over the last 12 months, the growth of running in the county continues apace. Many of the new participants have progressed from walking to completing 5k races and beyond.

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News - Hillingdon Set For Half Marathon

Hillingdon Half LogoThe west London borough of Hillingdon is set to host a half marathon next spring as mass participation running returns to the area. The 13.1mile event will take place on March 23 next year, starting and finishing at Brunel University near Uxbridge.

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Runtalk - Yummy Running

Jayne and BibiBibi and Jayne Rodgers are the mother and daughter duo behind the popular running blog, Veggie Runners. Here they tell us about running together, their favourite routes and events; as well as the role of food in their running lives...

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New Competition - All In ashmei

Ashmei JacketWe've teamed up with premium running brand ashmei to offer you the chance to win a fantastic prize package, to kit you out head to toe in cosy winter wear.

The package consists of: Mens 2 in 1 Shorts OR a Ladies Skort, a Mens Classic Jersey LS OR a Womens SS Merino + Carbon Jersey, Road Running Socks (pack of 3), a Merino Beanie, and a pair of Winter Running Gloves.

Find out more and enter the competition here

Poll - Running Apps, Your Views

Man adjusting his phone before a runThis month we want to find out whether you use an app when you run, or not?

GPS timepieces are proving to be the most popular gadget to run with, clocking up 55.6% of the vote. Meanwhile, 25.9% of voters use a running app, and 9.3% rely on nothing but a faithful stopwatch to time their runs.

Let us know what you think over on our polls page!

Race Listings

Beddington Park 10kLast weekend's race results are now available online at Check out the results and upcoming events on our race listing page.

Anyone looking to enter a 10k this weekend in the Greater London area is spoiled for choice with events in Wallington, Wimbledon Common and Richmond. There is also a MoRun 10K in Milton Keynes. If relay races are more your thing, Sunday's The Three Molehills is billed as a 'relay with a difference'. Starting and finishing at Denbies Wine Estate, teams of three compete over the three hills in the Mole Valley; Box Hill, Norbury Park and Ranmore. If you are feeling particularly brave you can do the whole thing either as a pair (one person will run two legs) or by yourself!

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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