Scottish Running Guide News

15 Apr

The Journey To Berlin

In anticipation of the 41st Berlin Marathon on 28 September, a short film documenting four participants' involvement in the 2014 race has been released to whet runners' appetites. Entitled 'The Journey', the film captures a casual runner out to set a PB, an experienced masters runner, a wheelchair athlete and an elite competitor from Kenya.

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14 Apr

Shona's Change Of Temperature

Shona Thomson running in polar conditions

Shona Thomson added the North Pole Marathon to her roll of honour last week (Wednesday 9 April) finishing third woman in a time of 9:09:22.  The courageous Scot completed a seventh marathon in seven continents last September in the teeming heat of Da Nang, Vietnam to secure a place in the exclusive Seven Marathons Continents Club. Now success in vastly different conditions confirms her 'adventurer' status.

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13 Apr

Kipsang King In London

London Marathon winner Wilson Kipsang

One name dominated the running of the much-hyped 2014 London Marathon today (Sunday 13 April).  And it wasn't Olympic golden boy Mo Farah. World record-holder Wilson Kipsang added the prestigious London course record to his CV, winning the men's race in a comfortable 2:04:29. Kenya dominated both big events with the Kiplagats (Edna and Florence) taking the 1/2 spots in the women's race.

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12 Apr

Last Stand For Tony The Fridge

Tony the FridgeIn amongst the 30,000 runners taking part at the London Marathon, Tony ‘The Fridge’ Phoenix-Morrison will be embarking upon his final endurance challenge with his trusted kitchen appliance. The London event will be the first of four marathons he plans to tackle on Sunday, with Tony then planning to tackle the remaining three within 24 hours, all with a 42kg Smeg fridge attached to his back.

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10 Apr

Olympic Heroes Start London Marathon

Tom Daley

Three of Britain’s 2012 Olympic heroes will be on the start line at the 2014 Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 13 April.  Rowers Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins will push the famous red button at the ‘blue start’ on Shooters Hill to send some 36,000 runners and wheelchair racers on their way in the Virgin Money London Marathon, while diver Tom Daley will start the Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon, a three-mile race for young athletes aged 11-17.

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9 Apr

Moray Marathon Back On!

Moray Marathon

Moray Marathon, the oldest marathon in Scotland, has been saved from cancellation following Glen Moray Distillery's agreement to continue with the race. The event has been held in Elgin for the last 32 years but was under threat of being cancelled following the event committee's decision to step down last year.

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9 Apr

Big Apple Macs

Scotland Run

Our April Fools story about Alex Salmond running at Edinburgh Marathon this year may not have been true, but the first minister was involved in a race at the weekend as starter of the 11th annual Scotland Run in New York’s Central Park. More than 8,000 runners swapped shorts for kilts at the 10k race on Saturday (5 April) to mark the beginning of Tartan Week.

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