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December 2013

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News - Hastings Half Help For Philippines Disaster

Hastings Lions Club LogoOrganisers behind the Hastings Half Marathon will put £1 from every entry to next year's race towards helping people to recover from the Haiyan Philippine Disaster. This means a figure in the region of £5000 could be raised from the race which takes place on 23 March.

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News - A Grande Day Out

Paris VersaillesDespite regularly attracting thousands of entrants from around the globe with its landmark-laden course, the Paris-Versailles Grande Classique is something of an unknown quantity to most Brits. So why isn't the 16k race more popular with runners from the UK?

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Runtalk - Tough Return To Cross Country

Cross Country Muddy RunningI took part in my first cross country race in nearly seven years at the weekend. So what did I learn?

Well, firstly it is still a very tough discipline. Secondly, it was a harsh reminder that I am a little older than when I last raced on the country...

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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

New Poll -Festive Running Your Approach

Snow RunThis month we want to know what your running schedule over the festive period looks like.

It's that time of year - we all face the temptations of mince pies, mulled wine and the Dr Who Christmas Special. Do you run or wrap?

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

Race Listings

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

One for the girls this Sunday is The Christmas Cracker Chase. The women-only fun run comprises a 5k and 10k, along Worthing seafront. The event starts at the Lido and is a flat out and back course on a variety of surfaces, with sea views all the way.

Also on Sunday, the Hogs Back Road Race is a 11.7 k road run around the Loseley Estate and over the Hogs Back in Surrey, which has been running for 54 years! The surface is 90% road and 10% gravel track.

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 - Winter Edition

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

Highlights are the Edinburgh Marathon Frestival 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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