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eNews 16 December 2015

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News - England Keeps On Running


Recent figures released by Sport England have revealed a consistent upward trend in the number of people across the country involved in running. A total of 2.45million people aged over the age of 14 competing in athletics each week, yet the most substantial increase has been female participation, with more than 1 million women regularly taking part in the sport.

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News - Bolt Back In The UK

Usain Bolt

The world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, will return to the UK in July 2016 Double Olympic gold winner in the 100m, 200m, and 4x100m Bolt is set to compete at the London Anniversary Games.

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Runtalk - First Steps With Christine

Christine AppelIn the first part of our beginners guide to running, Christine Appel gets you ready for your first steps – and your new life as a runner.

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Competition - New Year's Resolutions With 66fit


We’re into the festive season, a time for merriment and indulgence! Our December competition offers a fantastic 66fit men’s fitness bundle and women’s fitness bundle - the perfect cure for the post-merriment panic to help you get back into shape and ready to start the New Year running! For a chance to win, enter here.

Poll - Running In Winter

South poll

It's December, the nights are drawing in and the temperatures are plummeting - but that's no excuse to put away your running shoes! Let's stay positive. We’d like to know what you enjoy about running in the colder months.

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Race Listing

Santa runner

Runners will replace cyclists at the Olympic Park Velodrome this weekend as it plays host to the RunThrough Olympic Park Velo 5k, 10K & 10-mile Races. On a muddier note, the Muddy Welly Run bills itself as ‘the perfect event for making that extra space for Christmas over-indulgences'. The event covers both 10k and 5k of tracks and trails around the grounds of Wellington College, Berkshire. Keeping with the festive theme, the annual Kent Christmas Cracker 5 returns to Fowlmead Country Park. 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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New Edition Out Now!


The new 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 the ‘deluxe’ 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.