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eNews 31 October 2014

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News - Running Through History

Culloden 10K

The gale force winds and driving rain did not deter the 512 competing at the Culloden Runs on Sunday (26 October). The historical event, which features a 10K and 17.46K at the Culloden Battlefield, experienced  ‘real highland weather’ according to organiser Paul Corrigan who praised the ‘hardy folk’ who took part.

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News - North Korean Marathon Opens Doors

North Korea MarathonWhile the London, Boston and New York Marathons all have a reputation for being notoriously difficult to enter, it might just be trumped by Pyongyang Marathon in North Korea. The event has announced that it will allow overseas runners the opportunity to register for the 2015 race: only the second time organisers have done so since it was established in 1981.

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Video Of The Week - Zatopek Wins Triple Olympic Gold

Emil Zatopek

Our video of the week is Emil Zatopek winning the 5,000m, 10,000m and marathon gold at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics. Watch it here.

Runtalk - Run Don't Hide

HeadtorchAs the clocks go back, dark nights descend and the temperature dips, it’s easy to find excuses not to run. But the onset of winter shouldn’t mean you or your trainers have to hibernate.

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Poll - Two Hour Marathon, Any Time Soon?

ClockDennis Kimetto thrilled the running world with his dazzling 2:02:57 at Berlin Marathon. Now we want to know when (and if) the seemingly impossible 2 hour mark will be broken. 32% of you think it will be another 10 years before it is reached, 31% think it'll take 5 years, and 20% expect one of the current elites to get there by Autumn 2016.

Have your say on our polls page


Race Listing

Jedbudrgh runnerYou can find lots of events and results on our race listings page and organisers can add their race details to our event listings by signing up here.

Two races celebrate big birthdays this weekend with Eddie's Half Marathon in Fort William and Dundee Road Runners' Templeton 10 both turning 30. In Glasgow a slightly younger event, now in its fourth year, the Southside Six will see 400 running through six parks in the south side of the city.

Good luck to everyone racing this weekend, and remember you can check our race listings for your results!

Current Issue - Autumn Edition

SRG Autumn 2014 CoverThe autumn issue of SCOTTISH RUNNING GUIDE is available from all our usual outlets!

Pick up your copy to enjoy an interview with celebrity chef and marathon runner, Michel Roux Junior. We also take a look at the world of fancy dress running and get back to nature with a review of the book Wild Running. You can also expect all the favourites such as our Running Log and extensive Race Listing.

Keep an eye out for our autumn edition, and let us know what you think on Facebook or Twitter!

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