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22 October 2014

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News - Haile Out Of Great South Run

Haile Gebrselassie

Ethiopian great Haile Gebrselassie is out of this Sunday’s Bupa Great South Run. Gebrselassie’s participation was seen as a massive boost for the event as it prepares to celebrate its 25th year.

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News - Border Dash At Motor City

Christine at Detroit MarathonOne of only a handful of marathons that cross an international border, the 37th Detroit Marathon saw a record field of over 27,000 set off at 7am on Sunday (19 October) in ideal conditions.

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Runtalk - The Indian Way

Mumbai finishSurprisingly in cricket-loving India, running is taking off in a big way.  Rachael Woolston describes a fast-moving scene and her own personal experience at Mumbai Marathon ...

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New Poll - Two Hour Marathon, Any Time Soon?

ClockDennis Kimetto thrilled the running world with his dazzling 2:02:57 at Berlin Marathon. Now we want to know when (and if) the seemingly impossible 2 hour mark will be broken. 29% of you think it will be another 5 years before the 2 hour mark is reached, 26% think it'll take 20 years, and 23% reckon a sub-2 hour marathon is a decade away.

Have your say on our polls page

Race Listings

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

Gebrselassie may have withdrawn, but the 25th Great South Run on Sunday is still massive. Up to 25,000 runners are expected to compete, moving through Old Portsmouth, home of Portsmouth Cathedral and Royal Garrison Church, before entering the historic dockyard.

Also on Sunday, runners of all ages (not just old dears) will take on the Old Deer Park Richmond Half Marathon, passing over two iconic London bridges - Putney and Hammersmith - and running along the riverside for 90% of the race.

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 - Autumn Edition

Southern Autumn 2014 CoverThe autumn issue of SOUTHERN RUNNING GUIDE is now available from all our usual outlets!

Pick up your copy to enjoy an interview with celebrity chef and marathon runner, Michel Roux Junior. We also take a look at the world of fancy dress running and get back to nature with a review of the book Wild Running. You can also expect all the favourites such as our Running Log and extensive Race Listing.

Keep an eye out for our autumn edition, and let us know what you think on Facebook or Twitter!

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