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29 October 2014

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News - Ultra Vigilant Runners Catch Shoplifter

Rock Creek

A group of ultrarunners managed to catch a shoplifter in Chattanooga, Tennessee earlier this month. The runners were working at outdoor retailer Rock/Creek when they spotted the thief.

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News - Steel Shines At Great South Run

Great South RunGemma Steel further cemented her status as one of the leading female distance runners in the UK by taking second place at Sunday’s Bupa Great South Run.

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Video Of The Week - Zatopek's Triple Olympic Gold


Our video of the week is Emil Zatopek winning the 5,000m, 10,000m and marathon gold at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics. Watch it here.

Runtalk - Run Don't Hide

Night runnerAs the clocks go back, dark nights descend and the temperature dips, it’s easy to find excuses not to run. But the onset of winter shouldn’t mean you or your trainers have to hibernate.

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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. 30% of you think it will be another 5 years before the 2 hour mark is reached, while another 30% 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

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

While runners on the other side of the Atlantic battle it out at New York Marathon this weekend, there's plenty at home to keep you busy. To mark the beginning of Movember, things will get a little hairy (and muddy) at the 10K/10M Muddy Mo Run in Bracknell. Then on Sunday, Beckley 10K celebrates its 10th anniversary and will hand out special commemorative medals plus free beer and homemade cakes to all finishers.

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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