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21 January 2015

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Video of the Week - 8 Stages Of Marathon Running

8 stages of marathon running

Our video of the week is Buzzfeed's 8 Stages Of Marathon Running. For all those who've conquered the 26.2-mile distance, watch the video here and see if any of these look familiar.

Runtalk - An Imperfect Day

number 13I had a little smile to myself when 13 arrived in the post as my race number a few weeks ago, writes Chris Broadbent. But no more than that - I'm not overly superstitious. Now the event is done, I am wondering if it was a bad omen after all.

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News - Blown Away In Plymouth

Plymouth HalfEntries for April's Plymouth Half. Marathon are nearing the 2500 mark according to race organisers. GO2 has revealed that over 2300 has confirmed entries for the event in Devon's maritime city in three months’ time.

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News - Site For Sore Eyes

Tough Mudder Tough Mudder is set to go to new extremes in 2015 with the addition of an obstacle designed to make competitors cry. The controversial ‘Cry Baby’ obstacle mimics chemical weapons used by the police to disperse crowds or, to use its more common name, tear gas.

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Poll - Your Top Running Goal

Thumbs upThis month we're asking what your top running goal for 2015 is. So far, 25% of you say running a PB at your best distance is your top goal, 23% aim to complete their first half marathon, and 11% of you are targetting your first marathon.

Have your say on our polls page


Race Listings

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

There are 10ks galore this weekend with several events taking place throughout the South. The sold-out RunThrough Hyde Park 10K also features a 5k and is held on a quick and traffic-free course. The capital also plays host to Victoria Park 10K. Outside the Big Smoke, there's the Oxford 10K and Hadleigh 2012 Legacy 10K. The latter giving participants the chance to compete at the mountain bike circuit used in the MTB Olympic races in 2012.

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!

Winter Edition - Out Now

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

You can read our interview with Emmerdale star and marathon runner, Tony Audenshaw. We also speak to long-distance elite runner Susan Partridge to find out what us regular runners can learn from her approach to the sport.  You can also enjoy all your favourites such as our Running Log and extensive Race Listing.

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

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