December 2013

News - Back To School For Better Running

Paul with ClientSOUTHERN RUNNING GUIDE has teamed up with the Running School Southampton to provide one lucky reader with the chance to benefit from a special six session course aimed at improving your running technique to minimise injury and improve performance - you'll have to be quick though, the competition ends at midnight tomorrow, Thursday, 20 December.

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News - parkrun Needs You In Gravesend

parkrun LogoUntil now parkrun in Kent east of the M25 has been limited to the popular Whitstable event, set-up in 2010. Now enthusiasts in the Gravesend area are hoping to stage a weekly free 5k event at Shorne Woods Country Park. Volunteers are now being sought to make the event a reality.

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News - Mastering Malta

Malta Marathon RunnersIf you fancy escaping the British winter for a run in sunnier climes, next year's Land Rover Malta marathon on 23 February presents a great opportunity. The event includes a full marathon, half marathon and a walkathon option.

Situated just 58 miles south of Sicily, Malta's mild February weather is conducive to a fast race time as are the downhill routes (200m drop in the marathon). The marathon starts outside Malta's old capital Medina, and takes in the famous town of Mosta as well as passing through current capital, Valetta.

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News - Playing Fifa Showed Mo Was Ready

Mo Farah GrinMo Farah's coach, Alberto Salazar, has revealed the moment he knew the 29-year-old was ready for his shot at Olympic glory. Salazar recalls that whilst at a high-altitude training camp in the Pyrenees, Farah and his training partner, Galen Rupp, showed more interest in playing a computer game than taking part in their final major track session.

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Runtalk - Community Spirit

5x50 TeamTaking part in a communal fitness task is a good way of raising money for charity, and can also help motivate you to go running at times when your couch seems more appealing. By taking part in a challenge you are joining a community where you can share information and generally help each other stay focused. We looked at four of the most popular fitness challenges around.

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Competition - Yurbud Ear Buds Up for Grabs

Inspire Duo Running Woman on BeachYurbuds are the superb new innovative way to listen to music while you run. Thanks to Twistlock Technology they are guaranteed not to fall out! With an ultra-soft and comfortable fit, these ear buds also allow for sufficient ambient noise, so you always stay aware of your surroundings.

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New Poll - What Is Your Target For 2013?

Winter RunningWith 2012 drawing to a close, everyone is psyching themselves up for their 2013 New Year's Resolution. For many of us, that means eyeing up a new running target for the new year.

Whether it be to start running, get back into it, achieve a new PB on your usual 10k course, or finish a 5k without slowing down, we'd like to know what your running goal is for 2013!

Let us know what your target is on our polls page!

Race Listings

April Race Listings PageLast weekend's race results are now available online at southernrunningguide.com.

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 2012 CoverThe 96-page winter issue of SOUTHERN RUNNING GUIDE is now available at all our usual outlets!

This issue features the lowdown on Carb-Loading and a review of Boff Whalley's Run Wild. You can also read about a Milton Keynes running route, our winter race listing and and an in depth look at running in Kent.

Make sure you get your copy and let us know what you think on Facebook!


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