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15 August 2014

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News - Spartans Head For Training Camp

action from last year's Spartan race at Winton House

Spartan Race returns to Scotland on Sunday 21 September at Winton House, Pentcaitland near Edinburgh. After a successful introduction in 2013, the international obstacle series will be back bigger and better this autumn under the direction of new UK operations director Richard Pringle.

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Runtalk - Clyde And Seek

Jack and Kenny with ClydeThistle-themed mascot, Clyde, was one of the stars of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. He appeared at venues around the city and even managed to be cast in steel for his own series of statues. Inspired by the success of the Games, school teachers Jack Arnold of Bellahouston Harriers and Kenny Taylor of Dunoon Hill Runners and Westerland Cross Country Club set off to run by all 29 Clyde mascots on Wednesday 6 August.

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News - History Beckons At Chicago

Rita JeptooRita Jeptoo has the chance to become only the third woman in history to run three sub 2:20 marathons when she takes part in the Chicago Marathon on 11 October. The feat has not been achieved since former Chicago champions and world record-holders Catherine Ndereba of Kenya, and Paula Radcliffe traded course and world records in London and Chicago, more than a decade ago.

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Advice - Find Your Missing Mojo

Image courtesy Morgan RooksThere's no doubt that exercise is good for us - mind, body and soul. But where can we find the time to go for that run? Regular contributer Christine Appel has a few ideas...

No matter what level we run at, we've all had a day - a week, a month or even more - when we've felt we just can't carry on running. For whatever reason, we've run out of puff, and our trainers sit unloved under the stairs, gathering dust.

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Competition - GPS Device Up For Grabs

Soleus Pulse YellowSoleus' 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 - What Age Did You Start Running?

Older running, courtesy of Getty ImagesThis month we want to find out what age you were when you started running.

So far, 36% of people said that they started in thier 30s, 22% said they started in their 40s and 22% have said that they took up running in their 20s.

Whenever you started, we want to know! Let us know on our polls page

Race Listing

Coll 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.

Coll Half Marathon takes place on the Hebridean Isle of Coll on Saturday. The event is a multi-terrain, one lap race around the island, starting at the Calmac Pier and finishing at The Lodge via Acha, Uig and Totronald. On Sunday, the Sherriffmuir 11 returns after a one-year absence. The course has a 1/2 mile uphill start and whoever reaches the top of the hill first will receive the King of the Hill prize, providing the participant goes on to complete the race.

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

New 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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