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December 2013

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News - World Champion Heads South

Abel KiruiDouble world marathon champion Abel Kirui heads the entries for this month's Bupa Great South Run in Portsmouth. The Kenyan won gold at the recent IAAF World Championships in Daegu, defending the title he won two years earlier in Berlin.

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News - A Major Challenge

Major Runners getting muddySaturday, October 8 saw the first Major Series take place at Eridge Park in Tunbridge Wells. The Major is a series of cross-country adventure races which feature unique military themed obstacles and challenges - the brainchild of the people who brought you British Military Fitness (BMF).

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Runtalk - Running Chester

Russ at Chester MarathonRussell Whittington, recently confirmed as a Guiness world record holder, spoke to us about celebrating his new status with a run at the Chester marathon...

On Sunday October 9 my dad and I took part in the second running of the Chester Marathon. It was the first marathon that we had run together since the London Marathon in April where we had both run personal best times. A few days before the Chester Marathon we had received verbal confirmation from the Guinness world records that our combined time was the fastest parent and child time and would become an official world record.

Read his full story here

Video Link - Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon

Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon LogoThe Royal Parks Foundation recently posted a link to a highlights video from their half marathon this year on our Facebook page, explaining a bit about the race, and why people run it. Click on the image to the right to watch it yourself!

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 - What Do You Enjoy Most About Autumn Running?

Poll ImageThis month, we're looking to find out what eveyone enjoys about Autumn running. Is it the fantastic array of colours of leaves, or is it the mild, but not freezing, temperature that make Autumn running enjoyable for you? Whatever it is, we want to know!

So far, the answer seems to be that the cool temperature is most peoples' favourite part of running, with the phenomenal views of the trees coming in a close second.

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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