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December 2013

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News - The Other Olympic Torch

The Real Relay ImageWhile the majority of us have not been lucky enough to be nominated to carry the Olympic torch as it makes it way to London, there may yet be an opportunity for you to follow in the footsteps of the iconic flame. Endurancelife has organised the Real Relay, which follows the entire route of the official Olympic Torch around Britain in one continuous non-stop journey, running every step of the way.

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News - Elite Set For Great Trail Challenge

Karimor Great Trrail ChallengeThe opening Karrimor Great Trail Challenge looks set to be a competitive affair with elite contestants from England, Scotland, Wales and the Republic of Ireland pitted against each other in a four nation international match. Sunday's event will see the international stars tackle a testing 10 km course in Keswick, which is regarded as one of the world's most picturesque spots amongst fell and mountain runners. British internationals Steve Vernon and Andi Jones are leading names that have committed to the Challenge, where they are expected to lead the English squad.

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News - Mo Targets Mile

Mo FarahWorld 5000m champion and London 2012 gold medal hope Mo Farah will compete over 1500m at the Aviva 2012 Trials on Friday and Saturday, June 22/23 at the Birmingham Alexander Stadium. Farah, who is aiming to do the 5,000m and 10,000m double at the Olympic Games this summer, will race in the shorter distance at the Aviva 2012 Trials as a means of putting his speed and finishing ability to the test against metric mile specialists.

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Competition - Minimalist Style With Saucony

Mens Red, Citron and Black Kinvara 3 ShoeWe are giving away five pairs of the fantastic new Saucony ProGrid Kinvara 3 minimalist running shoes...

Launched at the 2012 London Marathon Expo, the ProGrid Kinvara 3 is the latest minimalist shoe offering from Saucony.

Be one of the first to get hold of a pair of these top notch shoes together with a Saucony Kinvara t-shirt by entering our competition here

Poll - Race Distances

Poll ImageThis time round we're asking which race distance you like best?

The results indicate that 10Ks are the most popular distance to run, followed by 10 mile runs, with half marathons in third place, this week.

Do you think something else should be in our top 3? 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 - Summer Edition

Southern Running Guide Summer 2012 CoverThe 96-page summer issue of SOUTHERN RUNNING GUIDE is available.

This edition is packed with news, tips on how to have the perfect race day, a look at some great breakfast ideas, as well as our regular race listing and three month log-book.

We also take a wider look at the running scene in Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire this issue, with Ealing Half Marathon featuring as our race profile.

On top of that we check out the Big Fun Run series and the up and coming running destination that is Germany.

Find out where to pick up your FREE copy now!

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