December 2013

News - New Half Marathon For Surrey

Surrey RunnersA major new 13.1 mile event is set to be added to the running calendar next year. The Surrey Half Marathon will take place on Sunday 9 March. Organisers have confirmed it will be a closed-road running event starting and finishing in Guildford. It is planned the event will have a strong community element with local schools, groups and music bands being invited to show off their talents along the route.

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From Our Sponsor - Dirty Dozen In Kent

Dirty Dozen ImageThe 'Dirty Dozen' is a 12k cross country run with 20 military style obstacles. The course and obstacles are designed by ex British Special Forces. The military style obstacles are strategically combined with challenging terrain to test agility, strength and endurance.

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News - Marathon Charity Challenge

World Marathon ChallengeThe World Marathon Challenge - a Third World charity event open to adults and children - is now open. The annual event will take place anytime, anyplace between 16 and 23 October to help raise money for young people in the world's poorest countries...

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Runtalk - Running With A Grandstand Finish

Makau Running in BerlinGermany is the new big running destination. Popular marathons with flat courses in historic cities are a real attraction for the British traveller...

It would be a convenient simplification to suggest that the image of Patrick Makau, set against the iconic backdrop of the Brandenburg Gate, striding across the finish line en-route to setting a new world record, was the moment in which the running world took note of Berlin and German events in general...

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New 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 Your Crucial Piece Of Summer Running Kit

Strawberries and creamIt's Wimbledon, so it must be summer! Put aside your strawberries and cream for a moment and tell us what your essential piece of running kit is for the summer months?

Sunglasses continue to lead with 30% of the vote but water bottles is moving into second place with 25% ahead of sun protection lotion and the fading lightweight vests.

Whatever it is that you can't run without during the summer let us know 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 here.

A trio of 10Ks this weekend, with Thame CPM 10K, Ordnance Survey Lordshill 10K Road Race, and The Hamstreet 10K all taking place.

On Sunday there's the Round the Island race on Mersea Island, off the coast of Essex. The flat, multi-terrain course is approximately 12.2 miles long and follows the sea wall along the beach with very short stretches on-road. The follow-up event, Mersea Island Lions 10/5 Miles Road Race, will be held on 25 August.

Don't forget that you can also add your race's details to our event listings by signing up here. 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.

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

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