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18 June 2014

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News - Big Appetite For Big Apple

NYC Marathon runners

Entries for this year’s TCS New York City Marathon are in high demand but British runners have a chance to get guaranteed places through Sports Tours International. The travel specialist is offering various packages for the event on 2 November.

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News - Ealing Like Volunteering?

Volunteers At Ealing Half MarathonOne of London’s biggest half marathon events is seeking volunteers for the 2014 race. Organisers of the Ealing Half Marathon are currently recruiting volunteers for event which takes place in West London for the third time on Sunday 28 September.

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Runtalk - Upping the Tempo

Woman adjusting her watchPreviously we’ve looked at interval and hill sessions, now we turn our attention to the tempo run. It might just turn out to be the training element that takes you to the next level...

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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 - Holiday Running

Running on a beachThis month we're asking whether you use your summer holiday to increase your mileage or if, for you, it means a break from running?

So far 60% have said that they keep their running ticking over with a few short runs, while 20% keep their running at normal levels...

Have your say on our polls page


Race Listings

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

Sunday's Round the Island Race off the coast of Essex dates back almost a hundred years, originally held just after WWI. The multi-terrain course is approximately 12.2 miles long and follows the sea wall and beach, with short stretches on-road. A newer but no less challenging event takes place in Somerset on Sunday - the Cheddar Gorge Challenge. Described as one of the toughest events in the southwest, it includes a 10k, 5k and 200m, and is ‘steep in places, and ridiculously steep everywhere else’.

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 - Summer Edition

Southern Sumer 2014 CoverThe summer issue of SOUTHERN RUNNING GUIDE is now available at all our usual outlets!

Pick up your copy to enjoy an interview with brothers and Commonwealth hopefuls Callum and Derek Hawkins. We also speak to Shona Thomson – she has ran a marathon on every continent, most recently venturing to the North Pole! You can also expect all your usual favourites such as our Running Log and extensive Race Listing.

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