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December 2013

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News - Kenya Entourage For London

London Marathon LogoEmmanuel Mutai will lead a six-strong Kenyan assault on the 2012 Virgin London Marathon in April when he defends his men's title against world record holder Patrick Makau just three months before the London Olympic Games. Mutai smashed the London course record to win the 2011 race in 2 hours 4 minutes 40 seconds, but he may have to be even quicker in 2012 as competition will be fiercer than ever with places on Kenya's Olympic team up for grabs.

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News - Your Chance To Run With Mo

Mo FarahEver wondered what it would be like to enjoy a few pre-race stretches with Mo Farah before embarking on a 5k PB? Well, the 5,000 World Champion is offering runners the opportunity to do so through an online auction, with all proceeds going towards his charity, the Mo Farah Foundation.

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Runtalk - Happy Running

Happy RunnerIf you're a runner it tends to be a way of life. Something you get used to, something you don't like to miss. It can feel like a duty sometimes, even a chore. We all know that it can be hard work. Sure it's a brilliant cardiovascular workout that gets the heart pumping and the oxygen flowing. After a long run or a hard session you feel great but you've really earned that 'feel good' factor - that sense of well-being, that beer, that big slice of chocolate cake.

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Poll - Your Target For 2012

Poll ImageThis month, we're looking to find out what your running target for 2012 is.

So far, running a 10K PB is top on the list, followed closely by staying injury-free, with running your first 10K the third most popular target for 2012!

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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