eNews 20 January 2016

News - Half Marathon Challenge To Surrey parkrunners

Surrey half

Organisers of the 2XU Surrey Half Marathon are encouraging local parkrun participants to take on the challenge of the 13.1 mile distance. They are giving runners whom have taken part at either Guildford or Woking parkrun the chance to win one of five free places to their big event on Sunday 13 March.

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News - Spine Welcomes New Hero

Tim BuddEoin Keith not only inscribed his name alongside previous winners of what is regarded as Britain’s ‘most brutal race’, he did so in comprehensive fashion, finishing more than 15 hours quicker than any previous participant.

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News - Reach For The Stairs

Mel CIf you have a head for heights then a new event in London could be for you. The Vertical Rush will see 1,000 competitors powering their way to the top of Tower 42 in the City of London on 8 March.

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Runtalk - Running To The End Of The Road

Jenny ChambersThe team at runABC North was sad to hear of the recent death of Jenny Chambers. Jenny was a contributor to the magazine and a respected colleague. Our ‘Running and the Meaning of Life’ article from last year describes Jenny’s courageous battle with illness.

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Competition - Zoom Through 2016 In Zoot


This month we are offering one lucky female and one lucky male the chance to win a pair of Zoot Laguna running shoes to give you a flying start this year. For a chance of winning, enter here!

Poll - Running Goals

South Poll

As it’s January, we’d like to know what your top running goals for 2016 are! Are you hoping to take on your first marathon, beat your PB or simply stay injury-free? Let us know!

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Race Listing

Santa runner

Saturday will see the Trailscape 10K held alongside the marathon and half marathon in Kent. On Sunday, the Garden of England plays host to another event - Canterbury 10. Other 10-milers include the Fred Hughes 10 in St Albans and Storm Force 10 in Camborne. Back to the kilometres, Victoria Park 10K returns to London, and Vale Gallop 10K will again be held in Surrey.
 Check out race results and upcoming events on our race listing page.

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

Good luck to everyone racing over the coming week!

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Jan-Feb Edition Out Now!


The new edition of runABC South is out now! parkrun founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt reveals what the future holds for the free weekly 5k phenomenon, and we look at celebrities who are also star runners. Contributors Shona Thomson and Veggie Runners also update us on their running adventures. Plus there’s the ‘deluxe’ training log and the final instalment of our ‘Running And Life’ column. And there’s much more too. runABC South is available from all our usual outlets.