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December 2013

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Centipedes To Chase World Record

The "Centipede" RunnersManchester-based Ed Pond is planning his first marathon at London in just three months. The furthest the 30 year old has run before in a race is 10k however he's not content with the simple challenge of completing the classic 26.2 mile distance. Ed is hoping, in company with 40 plus other people, to be part of a world record-breaking team.

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Learn To Love It

Alistair BrownleeIn my job as a sports journalist (Writes Chris Broadbent), one of the great privileges is actually meeting some of the UK's and indeed, the world's greatest sportsmen and sportswomen.
As well as writing for and reporting on the regional running scene, my role has taken me to Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, Asian Games and multiple European and World Championships.

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Competition - Take To The Trails With Inov8

x-talon 190 shoeWinter is the perfect time to head for the countryside and enjoy the delights of trail running. Away from icy pavements and busy roads - the trails will offer you an altogether different winter-running experience.

For those of you feeling lucky, SOUTHERN RUNNING GUIDE has teamed up with inov-8™ to offer 4 lucky readers the chance to win a fantastic package consisting of a pair of x-talon™ 190 shoes and a mistlite™ 210 shell. All you need to do is answer a simple question here. Good Luck!

Poll - How Do You Beat The Winter Freeze

Poll ImageWe've got a new poll running about your favourite ways to keep running when bad weather/dangerous condition force you off-road/off-pavement.

So far, taking to the treadmill is the most popular, while using spikes or cleats comes in second, with doing another form of exercise third.

Why don't you let us know what you think on our polls page?

Up And Coming Races

Southern Running Guide Race ListingsPlease note that the Les Witton Dartford 10 has been re-scheduled for Sunday, April 3 from its original January 23 date. This time however the culprit isn't the weather but a consequence of the ongoing closure of the A227 in Meopham. However no problems with the popular Benfleet 15 at Canvey Island on January 23 - you can check out the race details at Benfleet Running Club's website.

The following weekend there are events at various distances at Hyde Park, Guildford, historic Kenley Airfield and Hemel Hempstead, so a few opportunities to get racing before January's out. Much more action in February and you can check out what's scheduled at

There are plenty of other races over the next fortnight, so check out our race listing for more information. Good luck to everyone taking part in races over the next two weeks, remember if you are organising a race, you can sign up as a race organiser and add your race details.

Current Issue

Southern Running Guide Winter 2011 coverThe winter edition of SOUTHERN RUNNING GUIDE is now available in outlets across the south of England, with Great Winter Recipes, Tips for Safe Winter Running and a fantastic new competition.

The winter edition is also packed full of your favourite features, with a new-look running log, winter race listing and equipment supplement.

Find out where to pick up your FREE copy now!

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