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eNews 29 July 2015

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News - Water Rats

River Rat Race

1500 participants took part in the River Rat Race at London Excel on Saturday (25 July). Hosted in partnership with Shelter, London’s only aquatic obstacle event involved a 10k water course with a series of wet and wild challenges including the ‘zorb pool’, water trampolines, a 50 foot water slide and a massive 20 foot jump off the dock.

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News - All Roads Lead To Rome

Rome MarathonThe Jubilee edition of Rome Marathon will see pilgrims and runners alike flocking to the Italian capital on 11 April 2016. The event is so named as it coincides with the Eternal City’s Mercy Jubilee – a special year of universal pardon.

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Runtalk - Food That's Good To Go

FoodMany runners turn to pre-packaged energy supplements to keep fuelled during long events. But the book, Feed Zone Portables, suggests there’s another way. runABC South investigates the ‘real food’ revolution ...

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New 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.


Last Chance For Mizuno Competition!


Last chance to enter our fantastic online competition courtesy of Mizuno. It offers the full package with a Drylite Cooltouch apparel set topped off with a pair of Wave Rider 18 shoes. To be in with a chance of winning, enter here.

Poll - Your thoughts on adventure/obstacle races?


You only have two days left to answer this month's poll! We're asking what your thoughts are on adventure/obstacle races. Do you stick to traditional races or are you up for anything?

Have your say on our polls page

Race Listing

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We’re entering a slightly quieter period in the race calendar as we approach August. There are still some tantalising events on offer though. The Mid Kent 5 celebrates its 8th year on Saturday – with the largely flat race winding its way through the quiet lanes of the picturesque Kent countryside. There will be no shortage of scenery at the Brighton Trailblazer Run, with the 10k trail run taking participants round the outskirts of Brighton and Hove in the South Downs National Park. Those who fancy a more challenging trail run can take part in the Vanguard Way Marathon – featuring an out and back course from Croydon's Lloyd Park to Limpsfield. 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!

New Facebook Page!

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For those of you who haven't liked our new Facebook page yet, what are you waiting for?! To coincide with the new magazine, the new runABC South Facebook page provides all the latest running stories, advice and competitions and much more! You can also keep up with us by following runABC South on Twitter