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December 2013

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News - Rocky Road Runners

Rocky Runners150 runners went for a Sly run in Philadelphia last Saturday (7 December) as they recreated one of the most iconic running scenes in cinema history. The Rocky 50K is an ultra run that follows the course Sylvester Stallone's character, Rocky Balboa, takes in the 1979 film Rocky II.

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News - Thousands Sign Up For Jantastic

Jantastic LogoThere's just three weeks until running challenge Jantastic returns to help runners beat the winter blues. Over 5,000 people have already signed up for the challenge, set up three years ago by Martin Yelling and Tom Williams - presenters of popular podcast Marathon Talk - and aimed at keeping runners on track through a personal online profile.

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News - Early Discount For Paris

Paris MarathonThere is still time to take advantage of the early bird entry fee for next year's Paris Marathon. Around 50,000 runners from 100 nations are expected to take part in the race on 6 April 2014.

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Runtalk - No Need To Hibernate

Running in SnowTis the season to be jolly. Jolly safe and jolly warm if you plan on running. It's colder, wetter and darker making running more difficult and easier to put off, especially when tucked up in the warm.

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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 63.4% of people have said that they keep their schedule much the same, 19.5% say they cut down their mileage and 9.8% say they cross-train at the gym or pool.

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

Race Listings

Portsmouth Coastal Waterside Marathon RunnerLast weekend's race results are now available online at Check out the results and upcoming events on our race listing page.

The 8th Christmas Pudding Dash takes place on Saturday. Participants are encouraged to wear appropriate Christmas attire to 'make Santa really proud'. The two lap multi-terrain 5-mile race is set in the grounds of Ashburnham Place.

Keeping with the festive theme, the Kent Christmas Cracker on Sunday is also a two lap 5-mile race, taking place in Fowlmead Country Park. The course incorporates the flat surface of the tarmac purpose-built cycling track to ensure a fast time. Also on Sunday is the fourth Portsmouth Coastal Waterside Marathon. The marathon takes runners from South Parade Pier to the end of the Hayling Billy line before going back to the start with fantastic views across Langstone Harbour.

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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