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December 2013

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News - Mo to Make Honorary Appearance

Mo FarahIt has been revealed that Mo Farah will be in attendance at this weekend's BUPA Great North Run, acting as an honorary starter for the 54,000 strong participants.

Mo, who will be competing in the Great North CityGames on the eve of the event, will join an illustrious list of athletes who have performed the starter's duties

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News - Running For Peace

Run the RyeA special event to address issues of youth violence in Peckham has been rescheduled after its original postponement in the wake of August's riots in the area. Run the Rye - Standing up for Southwark will now be held of Saturday, September 17 at Peckham Rye Park.

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Runtalk - Inspiration From Daegu

Bath UniThis week, regular, Chris Broadbent, is musing over his appreciation of modern athletes:

"As far as watching sport goes, I believe there is little to compare with international championship athletics. Of course, football, rugby, cricket, tennis, F1 and the other major sports all have their great moments. But how often have you excitedly sat down to watch a cup final, big fight or a prestigious race and it has been a bit of let down?"

Read Chris' story here

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!

Poll - Running To Music, Your Thoughts?

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

Again, most people say that they prefer to run with music, while others use it occasionally. Few people feel that music is dangerous, or distracting.

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!

Current Issue - Autumn Edition

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