December 2013

News - Vicki Looking For Fringe Benefits

Vicki on the Royal MileIf you're a runner in the Scottish capital, August is usually a time to steer clear of the city centre with the Edinburgh Fringe Festival meaning the streets are crowded with tourists, festival-goers and performers. But one runner, Vicki Weitz, has decided to use the occasion to attempt to run 26 marathons in 26 days as part of an ongoing art project.

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News - Beachy Head 10K Launched

Beachy Head 10k LogoOne of the UK's most challenging marathons now has a little brother. The Beachy Head 10K will take place for the first time in 2013 alongside its illustrious 26.2mile relative. Race organisers have introduced the event as a taster of the imposing off-road event which features the testing Seven Sisters cliff top hills near Eastbourne, East Sussex.

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Runtalk - Every Breath You Take

Red Vest RunnerElite runner and physiotherapist Jenny Blizard focuses on good breathing practice for running...

It's a question I often ask my running buddies and, invariably, it's met with a standard response. Something along the lines of - 'never thought about it', or 'I just do it'. The question? How do you breathe when you're running?

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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 - What Is the Biggest Hazard When Running?

Forfar Multi-Terrain Road RunnersThis month we turn our attention to the perils that runners face on canal paths and pavements everywhere...

Most people's main concern seems to be the crazy dogs we all come accross from time to time. Following in second place, are potholed pavements, and voted the third most hazardous are careless cyclists...

Let us know what you think about the most hazardous aspect of running over on our polls page!

Race Listings

Burnham Beaches Half Marathon RunnersLast weekend's race results are now available online at southernrunningguide.com. Check out the results and upcoming events on our race listing page.

'Make mine a half' seems an apt phrase this weekend with three half marathons in Henfield, Burnham Beeches and the Isle of Wight. Henfield half marathon is an off-road course taking runners along the riverbank, disused railway, flint paths & stiles. The Isle of Wight half features an undulating single lap course, taking place in Ryde, Brading, Bembridge, and St. Helens.

Runners at Burnham Beeches half marathon on Sunday will be hoping for cooler conditions than the 2012 race which took place on one of the hottest days of the year. If it does prove to be a scorcher, organisers have provided a handy online list of nearby pubs where participants and spectators alike can refresh themselves. Make mine a half indeed!

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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