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December 2013

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News - Ealing Hits Thousand Entries

Ealing Half 2012 LogoThe first ever Ealing Half Marathon has already attracted over 1,000 entrants despite the race being more than five months away.

The race is being hosted by Ealing Eagles, a club formed in the west London borough just three years ago. Race organisers are now targeting even more runners for the inaugural event on 30 September. Event director and Ealing resident Kelvin Walker said: "The response has been fantastic. We've had loads of interest from people right across London and further afield.

Read full story here

News - Olympic History Set In London

National Lottery Olympic Park RunHistory was made on Saturday (March 31) as 5,000 members of the public became the first people to cross the finish line in the 2012 Olympic Stadium finish at the National Lottery Olympic Park Run. The runners, who were picked at random from almost 43,000 entrants, took part in a five-mile run around the Olympic Park.

Read full story here

Advice - Springtime Overhaul

SmoothieWhen we think of spring, change always comes to mind, whether it is a spring clean, flowers beginning to bloom or new lambs gambolling in a field. It's a great time of year for you to make changes too and, with the better weather, longer days and the goal of a looming holiday or summer race, we are more likely to keep up the changes, long enough for them to become second nature.

Read full nutrition piece here

Competition - Springtime Style with Brooks

Men's LSD Lite JacketWe are giving away a fantastic Brooks apparel package for men and women - the perfect way to spring into your training this season...

Brooks running apparel always looks the part with its colourful detailing and clever styling. The bonus is that it not only looks good, it works well too - meaning that you can concentrate on making the most of your training session.


To see the prizes on offer visit our competitions page where you can also enter!

New Poll - The Barefoot Question

Poll ImageThe recent debate about "Barefoot Running" is a controversial one, with some runners now deeply committed to their minimalist shoes, others still prefer shoes that offer support and cushioning.

So what do you think? Barefoot running all the way - or stick with the tried, tested and highly developed cushion technology?

Let us know your thoughts 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 - Spring Edition

Southern Running Guide Spring 2012 CoverThe 96-page spring issue of SOUTHERN RUNNING GUIDE is now available.

This issue is packed with news, advice on improving your breathing technique, keeping your cupboards stocked with healthy food and our usual race listing and three month log-book.

We take a look at Adventure Running, and our regular race profile focuses on the Denbies 10 Mile. The spring issue also includes our fantastic equipment supplement and retailer listings as usual.

Find out where to pick up your FREE copy now!

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