Scottish Running Guide News

19 Apr

Boston Defiant As Marathon Returns

Boston Marathon

Emotions are expected to run high at Boston Marathon on Monday (21 April) as the race is held for the first time since two explosions last year killed three people and injured 264 others. Organisers have reassured participants that security will be extra vigilant at the event and the safety of the 36,000 participants running from Hopkinton to Boston is paramount.

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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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