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December 2013

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News - The Longest Run Of Your Year

Longest Run LogoFor many of us, the week concludes with a long slow run. Interval training and hill repeats are cast aside for a more leisurely, distance-orientated outing wherein you can fully appreciate why you have taken up the sport. Perhaps with this in mind, one runner is entreating fellow enthusiasts to hit the road and simply see have far you can go.

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News - Fool Around In The Sussex Mud

Climbing ReaperExtreme running comes to Sussex in a big way on April 1, and you'd be a fool to miss out on the opportunity to enjoy mud running and test yourself against a series of imaginative natural challenges. The new event is 'Reaper' (Rivers Earth And Pain Extreme Running) and the venue, Pippingford Park in Nutley, East Sussex.

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Review - Samurai Shoes Reviewed

Womens Black, Lime & Pink KissakaiPearl Izumi is making a bold move into the shoe market with half a dozen models that cover road and trail.

When I pulled these out of the box I was impressed by the style and looking forward to trialling a more natural shoe - I'm a bit of a cushioning junkee and started to feel left out of things as more and more brands introduced low profile shoes.

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Advice - Find Your Missing Mojo

Unhappy Morgan There's no doubt that exercise is good for us - mind, body and soul. But where can we find the time to go for that run?

No matter what level we run at, we've all had a day - a week, a month or even more - when we've felt we just can't carry on running. For whatever reason, we've run out of puff, and our trainers sit unloved under the stairs, gathering dust.

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New Competition - Swift As A Samurai with Pearl Izumi

Red/Grey Pearl Izumi KissakiIn another brand new competition we've got two pairs of the new Kissaki-style shoes from Pearl Izumi to give away!

Pearl Izumi goes back to its Japanese roots for Spring 2012 with the launch of a new running shoe dubbed the "KISSAKI".

The "Kissaki" is a neutral cushioning shoe featuring a highly breathable and seamless upper with memory foam in the heel counter for a custom-like fit.

To enter the competition click here

New Poll - Winter Running - Have A Moan

Poll ImageThis month, we want to know what it is about winter running that really gets under your skin?

Is it the endless cold? The insessantly long nights? The slippery mud underfoot as you try to beat your summer PB? Or do you find that running on a frosty morning is far more refreshing than any other time?

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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