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December 2013

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News - Croydon Half Is Streets Ahead

Croydon Half ImageFollowing the success of the inaugural Croydon half marathon in April, local clubs - Striders of Croydon and Croydon Harriers - are again working together to host the Streets Ahead Croydon half marathon on Sunday, April 1, 2012. All proceeds from the entry fees will be divided among three Croydon charities - Nightwatch, Croydon Harriers and Sandilands Clubs - to benefit the local community.

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News - Komon Victorious In Greatest South Run

KomonDespite comfortably winning yesterday's (Sunday, October 30) 10 mile Bupa Great South Run, Leonard Komon was unable to achieve his personal target of displacing Haile Gebreselassie's world record. Komon, vocal in pronouncing his intentions of matching the legendary Ethiopian's time of 44:23, finished the race in 46:18.

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Advice - Stay Safe This Winter

Nightlife RunnersWinter running can be enjoyable but there are hazards you should be aware of if you want to run safely through the colder months. Regular contributor Chris Broadbent offers some sage advice...

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New York Marathon - Guess The Time

Xempo LogoWhat will be the winning time in the men's race at the New York City marathon on SundayNovember 6th? Go to the Xempo website enter the competition and check out news from the innovative running gear company.

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 gadget you simply can't be without when you go running!

Is it your faithful mp3 player or your trusty GPS system? Maybe you don't get the obsession with running gizmos, and all you need are a pair of decent trainers to keep you happy on the road...

Last month's poll finished up with the cool Autumn temperature being the clear winner, with the Autumn views coming a very 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 running route around London's Hyde Park, as well as our regular race profile.

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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