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December 2013

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News - 700 And Counting

Rory ColemanAfter taking up running at the age of 32, Rory Coleman has just celebrated the completion of his 700th marathon. The athlete, now 49, achieved this highly impressive accolade by finishing the 26.8 mile Druid Challenge on Saturday, November 12.

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News - Boubker Breaks Kenyan Dominance

Abdel KerimboubkerAbdelkerim Boubker claimed victory in the 2011 Athens Classic Marathon (Sunday, November 13) and loosened the dominance Kenyan runners have in the major events. The Moroccan athlete finished in 2:11:40, exactly one minute faster than Raymond Bett's 2010 performance, and three minutes quicker than his previous PB.

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Runtalk - Autumn Joys

Calder ClaireNights are drawing in aren't they? It's an observation most of us have probably heard in recent weeks. It's rarely done with a smile either. People are saying that this is not a good thing - it's getting colder, it's getting darker. I can understand their position entirely, but as a runner I see it from a totally different vantage point.

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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!

Running without gadgets takes the lead this week with 34%, while GPS systems move to second place with 27.7%, and watches find themselves in third place with 25.5%.

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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