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December 2013

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News - Shine At Orion

Orion BlizzardEntries are now open for the 60th edition of the Orion 15. One of the UK's longest cross country races, the Orion 15 is a mud-fest of hills and dale taking place in and around Epping Forest on the north east fringes of London.

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Runtalk - Great Short Film

Runners Film Title CardThe Runners is an exquisitely made short film. It's a meditation on the human condition exploring issues such as ageing, childlessness, marriage, mental health problems and sex. The filmmakers seek the views of a cross-section of runners as they pound the tarmac in London's parks.

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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 - Festive Running Your Approach

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

So far 67.7% of people have said that they keep their schedule much the same, 19.4% say they cut down their mileage and 6.5% say they rest up till the new year.

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

Race Listings

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

The final race in the Capital Runners Bushy Park 10K series takes place on Sunday as the group host their Christmas 10K. The flat and fast course covers tracks, trails and footpaths within the park and is suitable for runners of all abilities. Organisers had a message for those taking part: "As it's almost Christmas, why not start as you mean to go on and come dressed to impress Santa."

Continuing with the seasonal theme, the Up & Running Half Marathon & Festive 5K (also on Sunday) will see participants run around Milton Keynes, following the Grand Union Canal and returning via the linear parks that run throughout the city.

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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