12 Februaruy 2014

News - Still Time For Paris

Paris Marathon RunnersExcitement is building for the 38th Paris Marathon with less than two months until the event on 6 April. A field of around 50,000 is expected to line up on the Champs-Élysées for one of the biggest marathons in the world.

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News - Surrey Half Deadline Nears

Surrey Half LogoThe inaugural Surrey Half Marathon is now less than a month away, but runners have just a fortnight to go if they want to secure their place at the first ever running. Entry closes on 24 February for the event on Sunday 9 March.

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Runtalk - Running Without Boundaries

Murray StrainThe silent forest. The crack of a branch shatters the stillness. Heavy breathing, faint at first, but getting ever louder. Suddenly there he is, careering over the brow of the hill, hurtling down to the small hollow below.

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 Competition - Spring Giveaway With CEP

CEP ClothingWe've teamed up with CEP to offer you the chance to win a terrific prize package that includes Ultralight Long Sleeve Shirt, 3/4 Run Tights, Run Socks 2.0 and Recovery Socks.

To see what's on offer, and to enter, check out our competition page here!

New Poll - What Distance Was Your First Race?

Downhill RacersIn our poll this month we want to know what your first race distance was. Did you train hard and start off on a half marathon, or did you decide to see how you faired against others in a 5k first?

So far half marathons are the most chosen distance with 38% of the vote. In second place come 5ks with 29%, and 10k isn't far behind on 24%.

Join in on our polls page

Race Listings

Running HeartLast weekend's race results are now available online at southernrunningguide.com. Check out the results and upcoming events on our race listing page.

As it's Valentine's Day weekend this week, we couldn't fail to mention the amorously titled Valentines 10K and the Action Duchenne Love Run 10K. Hosted by the 26.2 Road Runners Club, the Valentines 10K will see runners in Surrey take on the fast, undulating course around Chessington and Epsom. The Love Run 10K in Finsbury Park, London gives entrants the option of taking part in the 10k chip timed race or the untimed 5k fun run. Another big event this weekend is the Brighton Half Marathon which is being held for the 24th year.

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...

Keep an eye out for our spring edition coming soon, and let us know what you think on Facebook!

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