Scottish Running Guide News

21 Sep

Sichel Claims Record Haul

William Sichel William Sichel’s performance at the Sri Chinmoy Self-Transcendence Race in New York has resulted in the Orkney-based ultra runner laying claim to 58 new records, including 8 World Age-Group records, after becoming the first British runner to finish the World's Longest Certified Footrace. In completing the 3100 event inside the 52 day limit, Sichel became the first person over 60 to ever successfully finish the race.

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17 Sep

Clan Do Attitude At Loch Ness

Loch ness clans

It’s a spectacle not seen in the Scottish Highlands for hundreds of years, but the hills will once again be filled with passionate clansmen as they lead a  charge through the countryside on 28 September. Almost 2,000 runners from the length and breadth of Britain – and further afield – will pledge allegiance to their clans in an effort to lift the title in the Clan Challenge at the Baxters Loch Ness Marathon and Festival of Running.

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14 Sep

Running No Longer A Punishment

Nicky Morgan

Former education secretary, Michael Gove, caused a furore in February by issuing guidance for teachers stating that 'extra physical activity such as running around a playing field' should be used as punishment in schools. Now his successor, Nicky Morgan has written a private letter to David Moorcroft, interim chair of the Run Group, stating that she's asked for this guidance to be removed.

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