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eNews 07 October 2015

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New Competition - Seasonal & Stylish In Sugoi

Sugoi model

The word sugoi is a Japanese term for ‘incredible' and our October competition courtesy of Sugoi offers a superb prize apparel package that lives up to its name! To be in with a chance of winning, enter here

News - Record Breaking Bournemouth

Bournemouth marathon

A record-breaking 11,000 runners enjoyed an incredible weekend at the Bournemouth Marathon Festival on 3-4 October. The Dorset coastline was blessed with bright conditions as runners of all ages and abilities took part in the third annual BMF.

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News - Grim Down South

Grim runnersGRIM, one of the largest off-road adventure races in the UK, will take place on 5 and 6 December 2015. The eight mile off-road challenge is run across the army’s vehicle testing track in Aldershot.

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News - Spring Into Action With Sports Tours

Malta runners

For those who missed out in the London marathon ballot, fear not; there are still plenty of spring options for you to consider. Sports Tours International has places at events in some of the most iconic locations in the world.

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Runtalk - My Running Blog

Laura’s Laura Fountain has gone from humble blogger beginnings in 2008, to run eight marathons as well as an ultra marathon and triathlon, and has her own podcast and two books published. 

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Poll - Leered, jeered and cheered!


High five

We all love cheers to keep us going on a tough run but there's nothing worse than being leered or jeered at - have you experienced a positive push or negative Norman on your run?

Have your say on our polls page

Race Listing


The weekend is full of Eastern promise. That is the Perkins Great Eastern Run Half Marathon promises to live up to its title of ‘Greatest Run in the East’ as it returns to Peterborough for a fourth year. A slightly more established event is Kingston Run Challenge which marks its 27th anniversary on Sunday. Oldest of them all is the Isle of Wight Marathon at 59. This year's race hosts the Police National Marathon Championships, giving cops a chance to chase PBs instead of criminals. 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!

Image courtesy Sussex Sport Photography

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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.