News - Have A Ball In Berlin
Berlin has been in the spotlight recently with the German men's football team parading their World Cup trophy around the capital's streets. And on 28 September, around 40,000 runners will get to follow in their footsteps (well, sort of) by taking part in the 41st Berlin Marathon. Travel packages are still available from Sports Tours International but those wishing to take part are advised to enter soon to avoid disappointment.
Read full stories here
News - Your View Of The Glasgow Marathon
With the news that Mo Farah will no longer be competing in the 5,000 and 10,000m, the legions of distance runners following the Commonwealth Games can take solace in the spectacle of this Sunday’s (27 July) marathon. The route, which will start and finish in Glasgow Green, has been designed to allow spectators a number of ideal vantage points to view the race.
Read full stories here
Runtalk - Glasgow Glories Await
And so the UK has another sporting spectacular to enjoy for the next two weeks with Glasgow hosting the Commonwealth Games. Whilst it would be unfair to burden the same expectation on Glasgow as we did for the London Olympic and Paralympic Games, the coming fortnight will undoubtedly still create many memories to savour.
Read full story here
Competition - GPS Device Up For Grabs
Soleus' GPS devices keep track of everything you need to know so that you can put your focus back on to your passion, your achievements, your moments. Southern Running Guide has one Soleus GPS Pulse (worth £199) up for grabs.
To be in with a chance of winning, check out our competition here
Poll - How To Interest More People In Running
This month we're asking how to interest more people in running. So far 32% think clubs should back running for beginners campaigns, 26% think we need more investment in schools sports, and 15% think there should be a PR campaign highlighting health benefits.
Let us know what you think on our polls page
You 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.
With so much attention on Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games, you'd be forgiven for thinking running had stopped elsewhere in the country. But that's far from the case. Part of the Dufftown Highland Games, Saturday’s Ben Rinnes 5 Tops Hill Race is an out and back to Ben Rinnes, the dominant hill of the region, passing the rounded summits of Little Conval and Meikle Conval on the outward and return journeys. Then on Sunday there’s the Ballater 10 Miles Road Race, going through superb countryside in Ballater, Royal Deeside.
Good luck to everyone racing this weekend, and remember you can check our race listings for your results!
Current Issue - Summer Edition
The 96-page summer issue of SCOTTISH RUNNING GUIDE is available at all our usual outlets!
Highlights include an interview with brothers and Commonwealth Games hopefuls Callum and Derek Hawkins, and Arctic adventurer Shona Thomson discussing being the first Scottish woman to run a marathon on every continent. There is also our summer race listing and 3 month log book.
Make sure you get your copy, and let us know what you think on Facebook!