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December 2013

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News - Gladiator Steps Into Marathon Arena

Gladiator runnerWhile for most of us running a marathon is a gladiatorial Michael Golding, a graduate student from Coventry University, plans to run the upcoming Baxter's Loch Ness Marathon wearing gladiator armour that he has designed and constructed himself.

Full story here

Runtalk - Take Two from Mizuno

Angela HibbsSOUTHERN RUNNING GUIDE regular Angela Hibbs knows a thing or two about running shoes. An accomplished runner from Surrey but now based in the north-east of the country, she boasts a 10K PB of 35:54 and has run the marathon distance in 2:52:50. So when two pairs of Mizuno trainers arrived at HQ, we knew just the person to give them a whirl...

Read full review here


Nutrition - Get A Race Day Boost

Energy ProductsAll runners are looking for a boost on race day - whether it is to attain that elusive PB or just to 'get round'. Dietitian Nathalie Jones has some top tips to crank up those energy levels...

Read entire article here

New Competition - Brighten Your Run With Brooks

Brooks Comp ImageLooking after number one when you are out on the road is a top priority and making sure you can be seen by other road users is essential.

Brooks' Nightlife collection offers something for all runners looking for high-contrast colour and retroreflectivity in their running apparel. has teamed up with Brooks Running to offer three lucky readers the chance to win a deluxe Nightlife colourway package!

Check out our competitions page to find out what's on offer and to enter!

New Poll - Running To Music, Your Thoughts?

Poll ImageOur new poll over at asks if music helps runners perform better, or is a dangerous distraction.

Do you run with music, or do you prefer to listen to the sounds around you? Perhaps you've had a bad experience while running with or without tunes?

Let us know what you think on our polls page, or over on our facebook page.

Race Listings

April Race Listings PageThis weekend's race results are now available online at, check out the results and up and coming events on our race listing page here.

Don't forget that you can also add your race's details to our event listings by signing up here, and good luck to everyone racing over the coming week!

New Issue - Autumn Edition

Southern Running Guide Autumn 2011 CoverThe 96-page autumn issue of SOUTHERN RUNNING GUIDE is now available!

This edition is packed full of running news, advice on how to be a lighter runner, race listing, and our three month log-book. We've also got a fantastic new running route around London's Hyde Park, as well as our regular race profile.

This quarter, we've teamed up with Brooks to bring you our brilliant autumn competition and there's also a brand new equipment supplement along with a fantastic yoga for runners guide!

Find out where to pick up your FREE copy now!

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