December 2013

News - Records Smashed At Brighton

Brighton MarathonThe first of the UK's big 2012 marathons provided record-breaking momentum in Olympic year with Kenya's Peter Some (2:12:01) lowering the men's course record at Brighton by over four minutes while Belarus's Sviatlana Kouhan cut five minutes off the previous women's best with 2:29:36.

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News - Hit The Wall With New Ultra

Hadrians WallBuilt almost 2000 years ago by the Emperor Hadrian, Hadrian's Wall was originally a military fortification and today stands as a UNESCO World Heritage site and a popular tourist attraction. On June 23 and 24, it is set to become the backdrop for Rat Race Adventure Sport's new ultra distance event entitled The Wall.

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Nutrition - The Runner's Cupboard

Oats and YoghurtsWhether it's a spring marathon or an aim to get fitter and faster, many of us are embarking on healthier lifestyles. I say 'embarking' as unfortunately, many of our well-intentioned plans can get lost in our busy lifestyles. The secret of success when it comes to changing lifelong habits for the better, is planning and that includes being prepared - with a few essentials on hand, there really is no excuse for giving in to that take-away.

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Competition - Springtime Style with Brooks

Men's LSD Lite JacketWe are giving away a fantastic Brooks apparel package for men and women - the perfect way to spring into your training this season...

Brooks running apparel always looks the part with its colourful detailing and clever styling. The bonus is that it not only looks good, it works well too - meaning that you can concentrate on making the most of your training session.


To see the prizes on offer visit our competitions page where you can also enter!

Poll - The Barefoot Question

Poll ImageThe recent debate about "Barefoot Running" is a controversial one, with some runners now deeply committed to their minimalist shoes, others still prefer shoes that offer support and cushioning.

The majority of people still prefer to run in cushioned footwear, followed by people who are already committed minamalists in second place, with people considering giving barefoot running a try in third.

Let us know your thoughts on our polls page, or over on our facebook page

Race Listings

April Race Listings PageThis weekend's race results are now available online at southernrunningguide.com.

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 - Spring Edition

Southern Running Guide Spring 2012 CoverThe 96-page spring issue of SOUTHERN RUNNING GUIDE is currently available.

This issue is packed with news, advice on improving your breathing technique, keeping your cupboards stocked with healthy food and our usual race listing and three month log-book.

We take a look at Adventure Running, and our regular race profile focuses on the Denbies 10 Mile. The spring issue also includes our fantastic equipment supplement and retailer listings as usual.

Find out where to pick up your FREE copy now!

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