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eNews 14 October 2015

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News - Kelly's Cross Country Returns

Kells Cross Country

After a break of four years, the Kelly’s Cross Country Challenge will return to the Surrey race calendar on Sunday (18 October). The off-road run will take place at Loseley House. Entries close at midday on Friday (16 October).

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News - Get Set For Half Marathon Battle In Hastings


Celebrate the 950th anniversary of 1066 with your own personal battle at Hastings Half Marathon in March 2016. To celebrate the unique occasion, organisers are asking for runners to dress in '1066' costume for this modern day 'Battle of Hastings'.

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Runtalk - A Wife's Tale

Chris and familyContributor Chris Broadbent's wife tells us what it's like being married to a running nut when you don't participate in the activity your self. "He says it's a way of life and I say it's just running. Isn't it?" writes Kim Broadbent.

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Competition - Seasonal & Stylish In Sugoi

Sugoi comp

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

Poll - Leered, jeered and cheered!

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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


With Halloween approaching the spooktacular Parkinson’s UK Spooky Sprint in Kent should get you into the, ahem, spirit of things. Participants will need to bring head torches as the run is entirely in darkness. From the dark to the bright, the Bright10 to be specific. The 10-mile race bills itself as the brightest race on the UK running calendar, offering runners the chance to experience Brighton & Hove at its best. If you’re preparing to run at New York or Florence Marathon, the River Thames Half on Sunday is perfect preparation. The course is flat, fast and visually very interesting! 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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November-December Edition Of runABC South Coming Soon!


The new edition of runABC South will be available soon! 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 also 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.