December 2013

New Competition - Brooks Summer Prize Packages

Men's Brooks Retro T-ShirtOur new competition opens today and we've teamed up with Brooks to give you the chance to win one of three fantastic summer running packages!

The package includes a pair of Epiphany Stretch Shorts for women or Essential Run 5" Shorts for men, an EZ T and a Run Happy Cap. Enter today to be in with a chance of winning these great new additions to your summer running wardrobe!

Enter the competition here

News - Reading Shines Through Rain

Reading Half MarathonAlthough the rain lashed down, almost 13,000 runners completed the Mizuno Half Marathon on Sunday. The event starts and ends in the Premier League football ground at Madejski Stadium and thousands of spectators braved the conditions to cheer the field home.

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News - Hunde Wins Battle Of Barcelona

Hundle crosses the Barcelona Marathon Finish LineAround 15,000 competitors took part in the 33rd Barcelona marathon in overcast conditions on Sunday (17 March). There was intermittent rain as Gezahgne Abrera Hunde of Ethiopia won the men's race in 2 hours, 10 minutes, 17 seconds with compatriot Lemelen Berha fastest female in 2:34:39. Hunde saw off the challenge of Kenyan Abraham Keter who finished 31 seconds behind him in 2:10:48.

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Runtalk - In The Long Run

Long RoadThe coming weekends are looming large as critical days for the thousands of runners set to tackle a spring marathon. For those entered in London marathon, Brighton marathon or any other 26.2mile event in April it marks the optimum period to put in the longest run ahead of their main event next month.

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Poll - Why Do You Take Part In A Race

2012 Marathon RunnersThis month our poll looks at the reasons you enjoy taking part in a race.

So far, 42.9% of people have said they enter races to challenge themselves. 19% use races as a way of motivating them to train better and 16.7% just love to run!

Whatever it is that motivates you to take part, we'd like to hear from you!

Tell us why you race over 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 - Spring Edition

Southern Running Guide Spring 2013 CoverThe 96-page spring issue of SOUTHERN RUNNING GUIDE is now available at all our usual outlets!

This issue features an exclusive interview with Fran Healy, advice on eating sesonally as well as news updates from the running world.

You can also expect a running route in Richmond Park, spring race listing and and an in depth look at running in Sussex.

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


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