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eNews 16 September 2015

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News - Royal Welcome To Hampton Court Runners

Hampton Court Marathon

Runners seeking an end of winter test need look no further than the Hampton Court Half on Sunday, 21 February. The historic setting in south-west London will provide further inspiration - expect to see the larger than life Henry VIII in the closing stages as you look across to the famous royal palace.

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News - Half Time In Berlin

Berlin runnerBerlin is a runner’s paradise, with the last five world marathon records being set in the German capital. For those who’d like to run in the city but don’t fancy taking on the full 26.2 miles, Berlin Half Marathon is an attractive alternative. 

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News - Gebrselassie Set For Glasgow Swansong

GebrselassieEthiopian legend, Haile Gebrselassie, will end his competitive running career in Glasgow at the Great Scottish Run 10K on 4 October. The 42-year-old has broken 27 world records in his illustrious career.

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Runtalk - In The Hoof Prints Of Ghengis Khan

Shona ThomsonWe caught up with Shona to find out her upcoming Mongolian adventure.The adventure will see Shona run the inaugural Ghengis Khan Ice Marathon along the River Tuul in minus 40 degrees Celsius a handful of other runners including Doctor Andrew Murray.

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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


Runners will be going ape this weekend with the annual Great Gorilla Run in London. Hundreds will don gorilla suits to run the 8k through the Big Smoke. Having a blast, meanwhile, will be those at the obstacle-loaded Nuclear Blast 5K. Participants can traverse the same course in darkness that evening at the Nuclear Blackout. Sensational views are promised at the Marlborough Temple Trail Half Marathon – featuring the spectacularly scenic and undulating Marlborough Downs. 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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September-October 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.