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8 October 2014

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Runtalk - Way Launches 2015 Bournemouth Entries

Steve Way BMFMarathon-running icon Steve Way is urging runners to sign up for the 2015 Bournemouth Marathon Festival (BMF) after entries opened for next year’s event which will take place on 3-4 October.

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News - Final Chance For Great Run Challenge

Great South RunThe final two events in the Great Run series, the Bupa Great Birmingham Run (19 October) and the Bupa Great South Run (26 October), mark the last opportunities for clubs to take part in the Great Run Club Challenge. Affiliated clubs will be in with a chance of winning a trip to the Great Ethiopian Run, Africa’s biggest road race, in November.

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Runtalk - The Seven Pillars Of Running

Shona ThomsonLast year, Shona Thomson became one of a handful of women to run a marathon on every continent.  She tells us about her most recent adventure, the North Pole Marathon, and why it’s always wise to keep an eye out for polar bears …

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New Poll - Two Hour Marathon, Any Time Soon?

ClockDennis Kimotto 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. 39% of you think it will be another 5 years before the 2 hour mark is reached, 28% think it'll take 10 years, and 17% reckon Kimetto, Kipsang or one of the current elites will get there by autumn 2016.

Have your say on our polls page

Competition - AfterShokz Headphones Up For Grabs

AftershokzMake sure you enter our competition today! AfterShokz active lifestyle headphones are designed to allow runners to stay connected to mobile devices and listen to their favourite tunes without sacrificing situational awareness. SOUTHERN RUNNING GUIDE has three pairs of AfterShokz Sport Headphones to give away.

To be in with a chance of winning, check out our competition here

Race Listings

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

Runners at this weekend's Oxford Marathon will have the chance to follow in Roger Bannister's footsteps, literally. This year's race will feature a Bannister Mile at Iffley Road Track where Roger recorded his sub-four minute mile 60 years ago.

Away from the mainland, the Isle of Wight Marathon returns after debuting its new course last year. It features quiet undulating town and rural roads on the west of the island.

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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