December 2013

News - None But The Brave For Gurkha Run

Muddy Running

Salisbury Plain's army training ground is the location for what is set to be one of Britain's toughest endurance challenges. The Gurkha Run - inspired by the legendary men who make up the toughest warriors in the world - is billed as one of the hardest runs in the country. Scheduled for 6 October, the Gurkha Run will see hundreds of adrenaline-pumped men and women run, wade and crawl through the coldest, wettest and filthiest of endurance courses.

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News - Running Round World Record Attempt Begins

Kevin CarrA British ultra runner has begun his attempt to break the world record for running around the world. Devon-based Kevin Carr set off on his epic journey on Sunday from Haytor on Dartmoor in his home county.

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News - Revel In The Riviera

French RivieraHome to the rich and famous, the French Riviera is steadily becoming a running hot-spot too with its annual marathon drawing in over 10,000 competitors. This year's race, organised for Sunday 10 November, is expected to attract a strong contingent of European runners, with the event boasting some stunning backdrops and 60,000 spectators.

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Runtalk - Fantasy Athletics

Mo FarahIn recent days it seems like the running Gods have been indulging in some fantasy athletics with double Olympic champion Mo Farah set for a starring role.

Firstly a 'catchweight' race over 600 metres between Farah and the world's fastest man Usain Bolt was proposed by the impish Brit at the London Anniversary Games.

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Competition - Great French Riviera Marathon Prize

Riviera Marathon LogoCheck out our brilliant new competition with a prize of a trip for two to the French Riviera marathon - (flights, accommodation and race entry) courtesy of partners Sports Tours International.

The French Riviera marathon follows a spectacular route from Nice to Cannes along the Mediterranean coast through iconic towns like Antibes and Juan-les-Pins...

To find out more, and to enter, visit our competition page. Good luck!

Poll - Your Thoughts On Running With Dogs

CaniCross Soctland RunnersThis month's poll finishes up today, so what was the final word or running with dogs?

An overwhelming 71.4% of people said they supported running with dogs, whether they had one or not. However 25% said that running with a dog just wasn't for them.


Let us know what you think 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 upcoming events on our race listing page.

Saturday sees the return of every beer drinkers' favourite event - The Great British Beerathon. The five mile 'slobstacle' course requires participants to neck a great British pint and chomp some great British fodder at each mile. Organisers advise that 'running is optional' and that you 'enter at your own risk'.

A slightly less frivolous race, the Regent's Park 10K series continues in London on Sunday. It is a mixed ability event so all runners are welcome and with the course being mainly flat with only slight undulations, there is a good chance of fast time.

Don't forget that you can also add your race's details to our event listings by signing up. Good luck to everyone racing over the coming week!

Current Issue - Summer Edition

Southern Summer CoverThe 96-page summer issue of SOUTHERN RUNNING GUIDE is now available at all our usual outlets!

This issue features an exclusive interview with the man who founded the Spartan Races. Read a preview here

You can also read about a Kent running route, summer race listing and and an in depth look at running in Surrey.

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