News - Autumn Gold In Herts
The Hertfordshire countryside was at its autumnal best yesterday (Sunday, September 25) for runners in the Ashridge 5. On a beautiful sunny morning, running conditions were ideal - bright and dry but not too warm. Runners reported that the views along the ridge across the Vale of Aylesbury were magnificent and well worth the climbs.
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News - Berlin Sees New World Record Again
Berlin confirmed its status as the race of world marathon records when Patrick Makau of Kenya broke the tape on 2:03:38 to set the seventh world best time in the last 13 years. Makau so dominated the race that it was pacemaker Stephen Chemlani who hung in and finished second, in 2:07:55, with Edwin Kimaiyo third in 2:09:50. All three podium places went to Kenyans.
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Runtalk - Retail Therapy
Regular contributer Chris Broadbent on the guilty pleasure of buying brand new running shoes...
On his 2006 hit 'New Shoes' Paolo Nutini crooned about the simple joy of pristine footwear, writes Chris Broadbent. "I put some new shoes on and suddenly everything is right. I said, hey, I put some new shoes on and everybody's smiling, it's so inviting." He merrily sang.
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Competition - Brighten Your Run With Brooks
Looking after number one when you are out on the road is a top priority and making sure you can be seen by other road users is essential.
Brooks' Nightlife collection offers something for all runners looking for high-contrast colour and retroreflectivity in their running apparel.
southernrunningguide.com has teamed up with Brooks Running to offer three lucky readers the chance to win a deluxe Nightlife colourway package!
Check out our competitions page to find out what's on offer and to enter!
Poll - Running To Music, Your Thoughts?
Our poll over at southernrunningguide.com asks if music helps runners perform better, or is a dangerous distraction.
Again, most people say that they prefer to run with music, while others use it occasionally. Few people feel that music is dangerous, or distracting.
This weekend's race results are now available online at southernrunningguide.com, including the Oxford, New Forest, Tonbridge, Folkeston and Windsor half marathons. Check out the results and up and coming events on our race listing page here.
Don't forget that you can also add your race's details to our event listings by signing up here, and good luck to everyone racing over the coming week!
Current Issue - Autumn Edition
The 96-page autumn issue of SOUTHERN RUNNING GUIDE is available.
This edition is packed full of running news, advice on how to be a lighter runner, race listing, and our three month log-book. We've also got a fantastic new running route around London's Hyde Park, as well as our regular race profile.
This quarter, we've teamed up with Brooks to bring you our brilliant autumn competition and there's also a brand new equipment supplement along with a fantastic yoga for runners guide!