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eNews 1st April 2015

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News - Be Paula's Protégé 

Paula Radcliffe

Iconic athlete Paula Radcliffe is offering the chance for six female first time runners to train under her guidance ahead of tackling their first 10k. The marathon world record holder has launched her search for six London women, who want to get active and inspire others, by taking up the challenge of entering this summer’s Morrisons Great Newham London Run.

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News - Retrace History At Athens Marathon

Athens Marathon Marathon runners have the chance to go back to where it all began on 8 November for Athens Authentic Marathon. The legendary run of Pheidippides from Marathon to Athens in 490 AD set the scene for marathon running and now, 2,505 years on, the Athens race is a must-do for runners with a sense of history.

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Runtalk - World Cross Drifting To Obscurity

It was the World Cross Country Championships at the weekend. Sadly, you might not have noticed. What was once billed as ‘the greatest footrace in the world’, has now become an obscure and largely irrelevant event - despite its global status.

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Video Of The Week - Dig Deep Suffolk

Dig Deep SuffolkOur video of the week is from Dig Deep Races. It showcases their Suffolk weekend of trail races and should whet any trail runner's appetite!

Watch the video here


NEW POLL - Social Media

FacebookThis month we're asking what people think of posting about their running on social media. Is it just an excuse to brag or a legitimate way to track your progress and stay motivated?

Have your say on our polls page


Race Listings

Folkestone 10People will be hunting for more than just Easter eggs this weekend, as runners go in search of PBs. Folkestone 10 on Good Friday offers a great chance of getting one. The fast flat coastal 10-mile event, features an out-and-back course along the Kent coast.

With three weeks until London marathon, Sunday’s Marathon Prep Race in Windsor is offering runners the chance to get in some pre-race training. The event is designed to replicate conditions at a marathon and help runners get through the last and usually hardest training run - the 20 miler.

Check out race results and upcoming events on our race listing page.

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!

Spring Edition - Available Now

Southern Spring 2015 Cover

The spring issue of SOUTHERN RUNNING GUIDE is available from all our usual outlets.

You can look forward to an interview with ultra runner Dr Andrew Murray who tells us about the benefits of running and why he might just be embarking on his toughest challenge yet.  We also speak to elite runner Gemma Steel 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.

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