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eNews 25 March 2015

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News - Lord of The Runs

Sean Astin Boston MarathonLord of the Rings star, Sean Astin, is preparing to take part in this year's Boston Marathon. He will be running the Boston event as part of Team MR8 - formed in honour of eight-year-old Martin Richard who was killed in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

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News - ASICS On The Hunt For Amateur Runners

ASICS ASICS have launched a global search for amateur runners to take part in a race billed as 'nature's toughest relay'. Beat the Sun returns to Chamonix on 21 June, the longest day of the year, and challenges participants to work together to 'beat the sun' around the iconic Mont Blanc.

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Runtalk - Rockin' and Runnin'

Flea - Red Hot Chili PeppersWhen you envisage the life of a touring rock star, drug-fuelled parties packed with fawning groupies rather than vegan diets and early morning running sessions, spring to mind.  Yet the debauched image of musicians could be a thing of the past as musicians take to running, and embrace an healthier lifestyle ...

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Video Of The Week - The Color Run

Color RunOur video of the week is from The Color Run UK and is sure to brighten your day. With events taking place throughout the country, it should give those planning to enter a taste of what to expect.

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Polls - Springtime Running

DaisiesSo far, our poll on springtime running shows 56% enjoy lighter nights, 12% think less layers and washing, 10% like more races on the calendar, 6% ditch treadmills for outdoors, 4% love spring marathons, 4% stick to their training programme and 8% have other views.Have your say on our polls page


Race Listings

Spitfire As Easter approaches, there's a cracking excuse to dress up as a chicken at the Brighton Chicken Run on Sunday. The fun run features a 5k race in Hove Park as well as a 1-mile Chicken Run and 500m Chicks Dash for children. Top Gear may be on hiatus, but its test track at Dunsfold Aerodrome is still being put to good use as the venue for the Surrey Tempest 10 and Spitire 20. It's unlikely Jeremy Clarkson will be making a guest appearance.

Image courtesy of Sussex Sport Photography.

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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