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27 May

University Challenge Returns To Great Scottish Run

Great Scottish RunUniversity and college students will be able to pit their wits against each other again as the ‘University Challenge’ returns for a second year at the Great Scottish Run on Sunday 4 October. The challenge was introduced last year with Edinburgh University Hare and Hounds, Glasgow University Hare and Hounds, and Dundee University all vying for the top spot.

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27 May

Runduro Returns With Nevis Events!

Andrew MeikleFort William-based organisers No Fuss Events are taking a leap into the world of trail and offroad running in 2015 with two events in the ‘Outdoor Capital of the UK’.  Their second Runduro event of the year will be staged on Sunday 21 June at Nevis Range Mountain Experience and the new Marathon de Ben Nevis off road ultra will take place on Saturday 19 September.

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26 May

Sichel Still In Pursuit of 165

William SichelOrkney-based runner, William Sichel, finished the recent World 6 Day Trophy road race in Hungary with a total of 374.71 miles, which gave him 21st place overall and third iin his age group. The Hungarian event was part of Sichel’s broader pursuit of project165. com, in which he aims to set 165 ultra-running records before his 65th birthday in 2018.

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24 May

It Must Be Love

Beat the Sun

ASICS has announced the 15 amateur athletes from around the world who will be taking part in the annual ASICS Beat the Sun challenge. Beat The Sun returns to Chamonix on 21 June, the longest day of the year. Loughborough University student, Charlotte Love (23), will join Team Northern Europe alongside fellow amateurs Finn Volger (Germany), Benjamin Druml (Austria) and pro-athletes Holly Rush, Christian Schiester and Lukas Naegele.

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13 May

Haile's Last Stand

HaileAnd so it ended: Haile Gebrselassie’s participation at Sunday’s Great Manchester Run will stand as his final competitive outing. His retirement heralds the conclusion to a career that has spanned almost a quarter of a century, resulted in numerous world records and provided the running community with a lovable, accessible and enduring icon. 

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