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14 May 2014

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News - Spitfire Summer For East Enders

Spitfire runners

London is set to welcome another big event in 2014 with the launch of the Spitfire Sramble at Hornchurch Country Park.  The weekend of 30-31 August will see this exciting 24-hour team contest transform the East London venue with early interest indicating a healthy representation of clubs from across the capital and from nearby Essex.

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News - Mo A Go For Commonwealth Games

Mo FarahThe Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games has received a major boost with news that double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah will compete at the event this summer. Mo, who will represent England at the Games, tweeted: "Hi guys! I will be running in the Commonwealth Games this year. See you in Glasgow. Shabba!"

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Runtalk - Miles Better

Roger Bannister

The media coverage surrounding the 60th anniversary of the first sub-four minute mile reminds us of the affection and reverence that still exists towards an achievement once believed to be beyond the capabilities of man.

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New Competition - Karhu: Less Bounce, More Efficiency

Karhu Fuild 3sThe idea of less bounce more efficiency is a hot topic at the moment, with Garmin bringing to the market a GPS that measures vertical oscillation, and Mo Farah trying to change his running style to suit the marathon (less bounce). SOUTHERN RUNNING GUIDE has two pairs of Karhu's Fluid 3 shoe up for grabs. This neutral trainer is the perfect blend of lightweight responsiveness and comfortable efficiency for a perfect ride no matter your pace or distance.

Check out our competition page to enter

New Poll - Morning Running

STHRG IssuesThis month we're asking how many of you go running the morning. Some love going out first thing whilst others enjoy their kip too much!

So far, 59% say they feel invigorated running first thing, 22% say you'd have to wrestle them out of bed in the morning, while 17% go for a morning run occasionally.

Have you say on our polls page

Race Listings

King of the Sphill

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

Few events give you the chance to choose between good and evil but the Heroes vs Villains Run Brighton this weekend does just that. Participants will choose to run as either a hero or a villain at the 10k or 5k. In London, competitors will try to put the 'steady' into 'ready, steady, go' at the King of the spHill. The event involves running up Highgate Hill carrying two full pints of beer. The more you spill, the greater your time penalty. Runners then must finish their drinks to stop the clock.

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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