22 January 2014

News - Nice Guys Finish First

Elvis Runner at Rock'n'RollAfter the success of last year's inaugural event, the Rock 'n' Roll Nice 10 Miles du Carnaval returns to the south of France next month. Part of the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon series, the race on 16 February combines running, music and fancy dress with live bands playing along the 16.1k course.

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News - London Backing For Mile

City of London Mile LogoThe City of London Mile, a new event set for June, has linked up with London Athletics to promote running in the capital and to encourage Londoners to sign up for the challenge.

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Runtalk - Goody Bag Bingo

Muckletoon Doctor's Run GoodiesSome runners claim they’re not bothered about what’s in the goody bag.  Shame on you - it’s a running tradition and a deserved reward for your race day effort.  We look at the wonderful world of post-run handouts...

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Poll - What is your target for 2014

Helen Skelton This month we want to find out what your running target for 2014 is!

Currently, running a PB at your best distance is in the lead with 24%, running a first half marathon in second with 17%, and third is staying injury free with 14%.

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

Race Listings

Glow In the Park RunnersLast weekend's race results are now available online at southernrunningguide.com. Check out the results and upcoming events on our race listing page.

A shining example to other races (quite literally), the Glow in the Park 10K/5K series comes to Polesdon Lacey, near Great Bookham on Saturday. Set in parkland during dark hours, participants must come to the event dressed in their finest hi-viz gear and are advised to bring head torches, light sticks, flashing necklaces, basically anything that glows in the dark. Worry not if you have none of these, there will be a shop selling the illuminating items before the race.

Now onto the dark race of the weekend. Sunday’s Dark Star River Marathon in Sussex is an out and back 28.2-mile trail up and down the River Adur. Finishers are rewarded with a goodie bag from Dark Star Brewery.

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...

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