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eNews 09 September 2015

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Runtalk - Back From The Alps

Shona Thomson

Regular runABC contributor, Shona Thomson, is just back from the Alps where she was running a stage of the Gore-Tex TransAlpine Run (TAR). We caught up with her afterwards to find out how she got on…

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News - News Research May Explain Runner's High

Happy runnerScientists may have discovered the reason behind the ‘runner’s high’ sensation. A new study published by Cell Metabolism found that running-induced endorphins stem from leptin, a fat cell-derived hormone.

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News - When The Going Gets Rough

Rough RunnerA new obstacle race is set to take place in central London this month Rough Runner – inspired by TV game shows such as Takeshi’s Castle, Total Wipeout, Gladiators and Ninja Warrior.

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Runtalk - 10 Golden Running Rules

Alan NewmanAs coach at Paddock Wood Athletic Club, Alan Newman knows a thing or two about how to maximise your running potential. He’s compiled the following 10 Golden Rules for runners.

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Competition - Pearl Izumi 

Pearl IzumiWe are offering one lucky male and one lucky female the chance to win a pair of N3 trainers (RRP £94.99) from the Project E:Motion line of road running footwear. To be in with a chance of winning, enter here

Poll - What's Your Favourite Post Run Treat?

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You have done the hard work, now is the time to indulge. This month we'd like to know what your favourite post-run treat is. Do you prefer a refereshing drink or is a sweet treat more your thing?

Have your say on our polls page

Race Listing

Folkestone 10k

Our friends up north may be busying themselves with the Great North Run this weekend, but there’s no lack of action in the south. No one-trick pony, the New Forest hosts a marathon, half marathon, 10k and 5k with a mixture of forest enclosures, forest roads and villages, stunning views, and of course the odd New Forest pony too. Slightly off the beatin’ track (ahem), Run to the Beat 10K will see runners entertained with live DJ stations dotted around the route. More physical than musical, the Bristol Half Marathon returns on Sunday, starting and finishing at the city’s historic Harbourside. 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 as a race organiser.

Good luck to everyone racing over the coming week!

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Current Edition Of runABC South Out Now!


The latest edition of runABC South is out now. It includes all the things you loved about Southern Running Guide, just with more content and a bigger, brighter look! We think you’ll like the changes we’ve made - the new contributors like Shona Thomson and Veggie Runners, the ‘deluxe’ training log and an experimental ‘Running And Life’ section.  And there’s much more too. runABC South is available from all our usual outlets.