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21 May 2014

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News - Commonwealth Spirit Comes To Surrey

Claygate Country Run

The Commonwealth Games spirit will extend from Glasgow to Surrey on Sunday 13 July just 10 days ahead of the Games' opening ceremony.  Organisers of the Claygate Country Five are underlining the inclusive nature of their event. They say: "Like the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, this event is all about inclusivity. It’s open to everyone, whether you’re competing for a podium place or taking part just for the fun of it.

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News - Goodies Up For Grab In Kingston

Up and Running Harrogate

Runners in south-west London have a new retail resource on their doorsteps with news that Up & Running, the countrywide chain, is partnering Blacks Outdoor Retail to create retail space inside Black’s Kingston Upon Thames store. Up & Running will offer their usual comprehensive range of clothing and equipment and provide digital gait analysis to recommend running shoes tailored to the individual.

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News - River Rat Race Set For Thames Splash

River Rat Racers

The aquatic obstacle race phenomenon that is River Rat Race comes to London this summer on Saturday, 16 August. The 10k water course will see participants run, jump, swim, kayak and climb their way around Docklands in East London. And housing charity Shelter will benefit too -  with a minimum of £10 from each entry of £48 going to Shelter to help people across the country struggling with homelessness with further money going to the charity through the sponsorship funds raised by each participant.

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Runtalk - My First Ever Parkrun


I’m almost embarrassed to say this, not just as a runner, but as someone who writes about running. Writes Chris Broadbent.

Deep breath…here goes….I’ve just taken part in my first ever Parkrun. I know, I know! It has been going for 10 years and there are over 250 events UK wide every week...

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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

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, 58% say they feel invigorated running first thing, 24% say you'd have to wrestle them out of bed in the morning, while 15% go for a morning run occasionally.

Have you say on our polls page

Race Listings

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

Many races claim to be packed full of iconic landmarks, but Sunday's Bupa London 10,000 really does have an embarrassment of riches. The route winds its way past Nelson’s Column, St Paul’s Cathedral, Tate Gallery, Cleopatra’s Needle, London Eye, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey, to name just a few. Away from the Big Smoke, Sunday's Folkestone Coastal 10K provides a more serene experience. Starting from Folkestone seafront, runners head towards Hythe and then return, taking in the beautiful coastal scenery.

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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