Scottish Running Guide News

19 Nov

Coast To Coast For Drew

Gosforth HarriersWith all those evenings running in the wind and rain, the ups and downs of taking part in races together and the advice you rely upon when you have a niggling injury, its little surprise that your running buddies become a great source of support. One club, Newcastle’s Gosforth Harriers, are showing how true this sentiment is by organising a 140 mile coast-to-coast run to raise money for one of their members, Drew Graham.

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17 Nov

Scots Dominate At Dash

Leading field at Leeds Abbey DashDespite wet conditions, the Age UK Leeds Abbey Dash lived up to its reputation as one of the quickest races on the circuit with a series of fast times posted. Almost 10,000 runners took part with the Scottish contingent putting on an impressive display by securing a 1-2 in both the male and female fields. Central AC’s Andrew Butchart narrowly edged out international teammate Callum Hawkins to take first position, with Steph Twell and Eilish McColgan leading the women home.

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14 Nov

Scots Lead Charge At Dash

Beth PotterA number of leading Scottish runners are preparing for this weekend’s Age UK Leeds Abbey Dash. The Scottish contingent will represent a reunion of Commonwealth athletes—including Beth Potter, Steph Twell, Laura Whittle, Eilish McColgan and Callum Hawkins—with hopes for a series of strong performances at a 10K race that has established itself as one of the fastest in the circuit.

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14 Nov

Doors Open At Brathay

Brathay Windermere MarathonEntries for the 2015 edition of the Brathay Windermere Marathon, scheduled for 17 May, are now open. Recently voted the second best marathon in the UK, the race follows a scenic route through the Lake District, taking runners through Hawkshead, Newby Bridge, Bowness-on-Windermere and Ambleside.

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13 Nov

All Not So Merry On Merseyside

Santa DashAfter news that Liverpool City Council have planned to impose a significant road closure charge for the staging of the upcoming Santa Dash, BTR Liverpool has announced this morning that it will move its head office from the city. The council had requested £17,000 for road closure and loss of parking charges during the time in which the Santa Dash takes place and would not authorise a traffic order until the bill was paid.

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12 Nov

MoRun Season Begins

MoRun EdinburghIt was a weekend of highly questionable facial hair across the UK as Movember launched last weekend with Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester and Newcastle hosting MoRuns. The MoRuns events aim to raise awareness and funds for men's health charities and are the official running partner of Movember.

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