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19 February 2014

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News - Return For Great Club Challenge

Brat 1The Great Run Club Challenge has returned for a second year to offer English athletes the chance to win prizes such as a trip to Ethiopia. Organised in partnership with England Athletics, the initiative takes place over six events.

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News - Gebrselassie To Set Pace At London Marathon

Haile GebrselassieEthiopian running legend, Haile Gebrselassie will pace a world record attempt at this year's Virgin London Marathon on 13 April. The 40-year-old will set the pace for the men's elite field which includes marathon debutant Mo Farah and Kenya's Wilson Kipsang.

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Runtalk - Cross Over Olympic Exclusion

Mo FarahRegular correspondent Chris Broadbent has a radical idea to 'sex' up the Winter Olympics.  Chris reckons that cross-country would be a major addiion to the programme and explains his reasoning ...

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Runtalk - California Dreamin’ And Runnin’

Big Sur Action 2We sent our UK-based North American contributor Christine Appel back across the ‘Pond’ to check out the events in California, the Golden State. California, more than just the land of beaches and palm trees we dream of when it’s tipping it down here.

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 Competition - Spring Giveaway With CEP

CEP ClothingWe've teamed up with CEP to offer you the chance to win a terrific prize package that includes Ultralight Long Sleeve Shirt, 3/4 Run Tights, Run Socks 2.0 and Recovery Socks.

To see what's on offer, and to enter, check out our competition page here!

Poll - What Distance Was Your First Race?

Downhill RacersIn our poll this month we want to know what your first race distance was. Did you train hard and start off on a half marathon, or did you decide to see how you faired against others in a 5k first?

So far half marathons and 5ks are the most chosen distances with 30% of the vote each. Meanwhile 10k is in second place with 27%.

Join in on our polls page

Race Listings

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

Sunday’s Portsmouth Coastal Half Marathon offers participants fantastic views across Solent to the Isle of Wight, with the Portsmouth and Southsea seafront taking in Royal Marine's Museum, South Parade Pier and the Portsmouth Pyramids Centre. This weekend also sees the return of the Cholsey chase after an eight year absence. The multi-terrain 9-mile run goes along the picturesque South Oxfordshire countryside and includes a challenging hill.

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...

Keep an eye out for our spring edition coming soon, and let us know what you think on Facebook!

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