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eNews 10 February 2016

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Runtalk - Humbled By Running

Tired runner

Sometimes you’ve just got to take it on the chin, writes Chris Broadbent. I hadn’t trained with any real regularity for six months. It’s only these last couple of weeks I have come back to it.

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Event of the Week - Needles XC Half Marathon

NeedlsThe Needles XC Half Marathon is one of the toughest and most scenic half marathons in the country. The 13.1 mile route will take you over downs and heathland, past historic monuments, along seafronts, and through a nature reserve.

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News - The Empire Strides Back

Storm trooperSkywalkers will transform into Skyrunners at the inaugural Star Wars Half Marathon on 17 April. Darth Vader and Emperor Sidious await your presence at the event held at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

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News - Worldwide Chase Set For Cambridge In May

Wings for LifeHave you ever had the dream where you are being chased but never find out who, or what, is after you? Now that dream can be broken by a chase for real if you enter the 2016 Wings for Life World Run on May 8.

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News - Old Photo Insires Dave At Windsor Half Marathon

Dave Windsor HalfA 1995 photograph inspired 44-year-old Dave Barker to take part in last year's Windsor Half Marathon, 20 years after he had run with his blind friend Peter Young, and to raise over £700 for CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people.

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Competition - Get Ahead With Ultimate Direction

SJ BackTough it out this February with our fantastic competition courtesy of Ultimate Direction – we are offering the chance to win a top of the range women’s Wink hydration pack or men’s SJ Ultra Vest.

Enter here to be in with a chance of winning.

Poll - parkrun

South PollHave you answered our new poll yet? parkrun has become a huge part of the running scene - we want to know how the 5k Saturday morning institution has impacted on you?

Have your say here

Race Listing

Up and Rnning Half MarathonLooking to plan your next event? Our race listing page provides a comprehensive list of events in the South of England and beyond. As we’re now in February, the race calendar is starting to pick up with a range of distances and terrain on offer. Check out the results and upcoming events on our race listing page here.

Don't forget you can register as an organiser here and add your race's details to our event listings.

Good luck to everyone racing over the coming week!

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Jan-Feb Edition Out Now!


The current edition of runABC South is out now! parkrun founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt reveals what the future holds for the free weekly 5k phenomenon, and we look at celebrities who are also star runners. Contributors Shona Thomson and Veggie Runners also update us on their running adventures. Plus there’s a training log and the final instalment of our ‘Running And Life’ column. And there’s much more too. runABC South is available from all our usual outlets and our March-April edition will be out soon!