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December 2013

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News - Olympic Stars Hit Bushy

Parkrun LogoThis weekend's Bushy parkrun turned out to be a star-studded affair with sporting icons Mark Spitz and Edwin Moses both competing. The Olympic gold medallist and 400m hurdler were joined by Nell McAndrew, who, on her Bushy debut, finished with an impressive time of 19:16.

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News - Step Into 2012

Step ChangeFor many, hill repeats are the most laborious and least enjoyable aspect of training. As a means of making this necessary part of your training more pleasurable, runners are being encouraged to tackle London's Gherkin building as part of the Step Change 2012 campaign.

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Runtalk - Leave The Cold Behind

Running in the snowAfter a fairly tame start to winter, the weather is really starting to bite. The first dusting of snow has hit parts of the UK and the temperature has dropped sharply. For runners it offers a few quandaries. Is it too icy to run on the roads? What extra clothing should I wear? Should I even go out at all?

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Competition - Swift As A Samurai with Pearl Izumi

Red/Grey Pearl Izumi KissakiWe'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.

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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 incessantly 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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