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December 2013

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Runtalk - O Run All Ye Faithful

Liverpool Santa Dash Runners

The rush has started. The panic is starting to kick in. 'Do you manage to get one?', 'Make sure you don't leave it too late, or they will sell out.' The shopping is one thing, but also in high demand are places at Christmas races.

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News - Choc Advent Calendars? Their Days Are Numbered

Zero-Cal Calendar LogoLooking for an alternative to chocolate-based advent calendars this Christmas? Three London fitness bloggers may have the answer - the Zero Calorie Advent Calendar.

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News - Euro Mission For Brits

Emilia GoreckaGreat Britain and Northern Ireland are set for another medal assault on the SPAR European Cross Country Championships in Serbia next month after a 36-strong team was announced this week. The annual event has been a source of many an early Christmas present for British athletes in recent years as they top the medal table year-on-year.

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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 53.6% of the vote. Meanwhile, 27.5% of voters use a running app, and 10.1% rely on nothing but a faithful stopwatch to time their runs.

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

Race Listings

Saxon ShoreLast weekend's race results are now available online at Check out the results and upcoming events on our race listing page.

Anyone looking for a marathon run by people who 'put on marathons exactly the way we wish they were all run' should find the Saxon Shore Marathon on Saturday to their liking. The race goes along the Saxon Shore Way where it winds its way up the coast from Deal to Sandwich The flat course has a few small undulations with good underfoot conditions (at least by trail marathon standards). Organisers promise that even the most navigationally challenged runner won't get lost on the course.

Another race alongside water (the River Thames) is Sunday's Kingston 10K. The course starts and finishes at the YMCA Yawker centre, running through the streets of Kingston and back along the River Thames Tow Path. The event is open to runners of all abilities and will include cash prizes, massages and freebies including energy bars, drinks and fruit.

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!

New Issue - Winter Edition

Southern Winter 13 CoverThe new 96-page winter issue of SOUTHERN RUNNING GUIDE is now available at all our usual outlets!

Highlights are the Bournemouth Marathon preview, My Running Life with dragon slayer Donna Kerr-Foley, and a report on running in Vietnam...

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

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