December 2013

News - Isle of Wight Set For Big Year In 2014

Love running TeamThe Isle of Wight running community is set for an exciting 2014 with a developing network of Run England groups; a flourishing weekly parkrun at Newport, looking forward to its third birthday in May; well-established clubs innovative specialist running store Love Running, in Newport.

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News - NYC Marathon Image

NYC MarathonResolution runners who plan to target a top international event as a focus for improvement in 2014 should look no further than the 'daddy' of the marathon scene - New York City Marathon. The 'blue riband' of 26.2 mile races is set for Sunday 2 November this year and 50,000 will take part.

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News - Done Geordie Done

Mark Allison with Aussie flagMark Allison, aka Run Geordie Run, has arrived back in the UK after completing his 2,383-mile Benfield Run across Australia! The gruelling challenge started in Perth on 16 October 2013 and came to a conclusion at Shellharbour on Saturday 4 January, just before midnight (GMT).

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Runtalk - The Busy Runner

Runner with dogsThere's no doubt that exercise is good for us - mind, body and soul. But where can we find the time to go for that run? Christine Appel has a few ideas.

If you've chosen running as your way to get moving, then you've chosen the best sport possible for busy people...

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New Poll - What is your target for 2014

Snow RunThis month we want to find out what your running target for 2014 is! Whether it be to just get up off the couch and make a start, or step onto the start line of your first marathon - we want to know!

Currently, running a first half marathon is in the lead, running a PB at your best distance in second, third is building your weekly mileage to a new high!

Let us know what you think over on our polls page!

Race Listings

Rough'N'Tumble WinnerLast weekend's race results are now available online at southernrunningguide.com. Check out the results and upcoming events on our race listing page.

Sunday's Rough 'n' Tumble 10 is designed to 'start your 2014 running year with a real challenge'. The 10-mile multi-terrain race takes place in Marlborough, Wiltshire and is tough enough for experienced off-road runners but still doable for novices.

Also on Sunday, the Bromley 10K has a very fast course, starting and finishing at Norman Park Athletics Track. The race consists of four laps along paths through very attractive parkland with water stations at various points on the course.

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 - Winter Edition

Southern Winter 13 CoverThe 96-page winter issue of SOUTHERN RUNNING GUIDE is available at all our usual outlets!

Highlights are the Edinburgh Marathon Frestival preview, My Running Life with dragon slayer Donna Kerr-Foley, and a report on running in Vietnam...

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

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