Scottish Running Guide News

22 Apr

Boston Moves On

Meb Keflezighi

More than 36,000 participants observed a minute's silence before yesterday's (21 April) Boston Marathon to honour the three killed and 260 injured at last year's race. There was a strong security presence at the event with a ban on rucksacks, and screening at checkpoints.

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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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