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December 2013

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News - Ding Dong Merrily on Clapham Common

CEFOD Nativity CastCAFOD (the Catholic aid agency for England and Wales) has teamed up with Innovation Sports to bring you the London Nativity Run. 2011 will be the inaugural staging of this festive event and organisers are looking forward to welcoming runners with a great course, mince pies and mulled wine.

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News - London Marathon Opening For parkrunners

parkrun logoparkrunners across the UK have an extra incentive for participating or volunteering in November. Three coveted places at the Virgin London Marathon 2012 have been provided by adidas in a special competition restricted to parkrunners. With ballot entries all now taken, this is a rare opening for runners who wish to take part in the UK's biggest road race without taking one of the remaining charity places.

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Runtalk - Jim Fixed It

Jimmy SavilleThe recent death of former Radio 1 DJ and Top of the Pops host Jimmy Saville was greeted in a strange way in the media. Newspapers, broadcasters and on-line media - much like the public - find it much easier to simply pigeon-hole someone's personality. But for an eccentric like Sir Jimmy, it was nigh on impossible to summarise him...

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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 before Sunday, November 13, to find out what's on offer and to enter!

Poll - What is your most essential running gadget?

Poll ImageThis month, we're looking to find out what gadget you simply can't be without when you go running!

Watches and GPS systems are tying for first place currently, both with 31%. Following in second place, with 27.6% is running without gadgets.

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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