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eNews 4 November 2015

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New Competition - Whizz Through Winter in Salming

Salming Competition

Our November competition courtesy of Salming offers the perfect winter running package to keep you cosy on those wintry weekends. Enter now for your chance to win this fantastic prize!

News - Kenyans Sweep Up At Big Apple

BristolbathOver 50,000 runners completed a 26.2 mile journey through New York on Sunday (1 November) in the world’s biggest marathon. As expected, Kenyan athletes dominated at the top of the field, with Stanley Biwott securing his first major marathon victory, while Mary Keitany became the second female athlete to successfully defend her title.

Read full story here

Runtalk - Running And Mental Health

Running and Mental HealthNeil Turner explores the relationship between running and mental health, and introduces the idea that running's mental benefits extend far beyond just those who suffer from depression.

Read full story here

New Poll - Your Running Life

Jo PaveyJo Pavey posted a 10 mile PB at the 2015 Great South Run at the age of 42, tell us when you started running - straight from the pram to the track or pensioner debutant?

Have your say here

Race Listing


Saturday is relatively low key from a race perspective, but on Sunday things get more interesting with the Grand Union Canal Half Marathon, a lovely point-to-point race from Uxbridge along the Grand Union Canal to Cassiobury Park in Watford.  If that all sounds too ‘nice’ for your racing tastes then the Easy Runner Sodbury Slog should be right up your street. Organisers claim this event is “quite simply not for the faint-hearted” and it promises to be a lung-busting, trainer-ruining, hill-climbing, multi-terrain challenge held over and through some of South Gloucestershire's most stunning countryside. 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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Nov-Dec Edition Of runABC South Out Now!


The new edition of runABC South is available now! Chris Evans’ wingman Vassos Alexander tells us about his ultra endeavour, we speak to Scott Overall about how he reached the top of his game, and we look at the remarkable surge in volunteering at events. Contributors Shona Thomson and Veggie Runners also update us on their running adventures. Plus there’s the ‘deluxe’ training log and the experimental ‘Running And Life’ section. And there’s much more too. runABC South is available from all our usual outlets.