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December 2013

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News - Parkrun Christmas Bonanza

parkrun Logoparkrun, the running phenomenon that has swept the UK, and is now making a serious global impact with events in Denmark, Australia, South Africa, Iceland and Poland is once again reversing conventional social wisdom. As much of Britain shuts down for an extended holiday break, parkrun volunteers around the country will be putting in overtime to stage nearly 50 special festive events.

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News - Vote For Mo

Mo FarahWhile there has been much controversy - and perhaps justifiably so- concerning the absence of women in this year's BBC Sports Personality of the Year, Mo Farah's inclusion and place within the top ten athletes of this year should not be overshadowed.

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News - Royal T-Shirt Competition

Royal ParksThe Royal Parks Foundation, the charity that supports London's eight Royal Parks, is offering the opportunity to create a new design for the 2012 Royal Parks Foundation half marathon running shirt.

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Runtalk - Is Running Bad?

Dublin MarathonIs marathon running bad for you? According to wider media reports based on an on-line article in the European Heart Journal, then yes, it probably is. But dig a little deeper through the UK national media's sensationalist headlines and then no, it probably isn't.

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New Competition - Saucony Shoes Up For Grabs!

Men's Silver Triumph 9sIn the second of our new fortnightly competitions we have 2 pairs of Saucony's premium neutral offering - the Triumph 9 - up for grabs!

The Triumph 9 is the latest in the top-selling line of Triumph shoes. This update has once again raised the stakes in terms of technology by improving the shoe in almost every way.


Congratulations to last fortnight's winners Nichola Crowe and Russell Richards, we will be in touch with you shortly.

To enter the competition click here

Poll - Your Most Important Item Of Winter Kit?

Poll ImageThis month, we're trying to find out what everyone's most essential piece of winter running gear is.

Gloves are still leading, followed again by jackets in second place, with hats/beanies contonuing to be the third most popular choice!

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 - Winter Edition

Southern Running Guide Winter 2011 CoverThe 96-page winter issue of SOUTHERN RUNNING GUIDE is now available.

This issue is packed with news, advice on rediscovering your running mojo, warming winter soup recipes as well as our usual race listing and three month log-book.

It also features a brilliant running route through The People's Forest and regular race profile - this time we look at the ASICS Fleet Pre-London Half Marathon.

Find out where to pick up your FREE copy now!

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