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23 April 2014

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Runtalk - Smelly Kit Crisis

Pile of WashingSmelly kit, smelly kit, what shall I do with you? I think it’s what wannabe hippy guitarist Phoebe sang in TV’s Friends. It went something like that anyway. It’s a question that has been circling round my mind recently too. You see, I’ve been doing a fair bit of training. Not just running, but cycling and the odd swim too.

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News - Record Rush For London Marathon Ballot

London MarathonIt was a chaotic early morning on the keyboards as the ballot for the Virgin Money London Marathon took place yesterday. This year's rush for places was so great that the ballot closed At 9:50am, after opening at midnight. It is a record for the event which continues to attract over 100,000 applicants for just 10,000 balloted places.

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News - Boston Moves On

2014 Boston Marathon Runner crossing finish lineMore than 36,000 participants observed a minute's silence before yesterday's (21 April) Boston Marathon to honour the three killed and 260 injured at last year's race. There was a strong security presence at the event with a ban on rucksacks, and screening at checkpoints.

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Competition - Be a Winner with Zoot

Zoot Ultra Kalani 3.0SOUTHERN RUNNING GUIDE has teamed up with Zoot Sports to offer you the chance to win a pair of their top-end neutral shoes - the Ultra Kalani 3.0.

Experience instant comfort on your runs in these shoes - the Kalani was specifically designed to meet the demands of the runner looking for an extremely comfortable high-mileage neutral trainer.

Check out our competition page to enter

Poll - Alcohol And Running – What’s Your Approach?

STHRG IssuesThis month we want to find out how alcohol fits into your life as a runner - if at all.

So far, 35% of you have said that you drink regularly, 31% have said that they drink ocassionally while 15% of you abstain from boozing unless it's a special occasion...

Join in on our polls page


Race Listings

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

To run or not to run, that is the question. With today marking 450 years since Shakespeare's birth, we felt it appropriate to highlight the Rotary Shakespeare Marathon in Stratford Upon Avon on Sunday. The race has been run for over 30 years and takes participants through the scenic Warwickshire countryside on a testing course. Another race with a historical theme is the Ickworth 10K hoohah, also held on Sunday, at the National Trust's Ickworth House. The course takes in lakes, monuments, churches, parkland and woods.

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 - Spring Edition

Southern Spring 14 CoverThe 96-page spring issue of SOUTHERN RUNNING GUIDE is available at all our usual outlets.

Inside you can expect an interview with Andrew Lemoncello, a guide to tempo training and all your usual favourites like our spring race listing and 3-month log book!

Keep an eye out for the latest edition, and let us know what you think on Facebook!

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