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Helensburgh Athletics Club is asking runners to go to Hel’ n Back at a new off-road trail race on 13 September. From Hel' N Back will make use of the stunning scenery offered by both the 3 Lochs Way and the John Muir Way over the 12k course.
Coinciding with Glasgow Pride weekend, Scotland’s largest LGBT+ running club, Glasgow Frontrunners is holding its first public race – the OUTrun – on Saturday 22 August. The five-mile event will be held in Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Park along the Kelvin Walkway.
Entries for Age UK’s Leeds Abbey Dash are now open with organisers anticipating a field of up to 12,000 runners in what will be the event’s 30th year. The race, scheduled for Sunday 15 November, has established the enviable reputation of being one of the quickest 10ks on the circuit while also renowned for its significant contributions to charity.
Over 1,000 paint-splashed participants took part in the first Run or Dye event at Perth’s Scone Palace on Saturday (19 July). The stately home saw runners and walkers of all ages and abilities showered with eco-friendly, plant-based cornstarch dye in a rainbow of colours.
Mary Keitany has confirmed she will return to Tyneside to defend her Great North Run title on Sunday 13 September. The Ethiopian runner provided a scintillating performance in last year’s race to break Paula Radcliffe’s course record, shaving one second off the time to win in 65:39.
Run-Fast, the ground-breaking sports management company, has added another string to its bow with the addition of specialist tours to its portfolio. And the event management to retail project is launching its new service with a bang - a trip to Africa for the Great Ethiopian Run.
50-year-old Sally Read-Cayton will be taking a long haul flight to Beijing as she prepares to fly the flag for the UK at the IAAF World Championships. Sally Read-Cayton will be the sole Brit competing in the women’s 400m on 29 August at the event for athletes aged 50+.
A new night-time event is set for Glen Tanar, Aberdeenshire. The Illuminator Run will see participants run or walk 15 dark miles over rugged hill trails on 14 November.
The countdown to the Great North Run on 13 September has already begun, and one woman who will be among the thousands of participants is TV presenter, Carol Vorderman. The 54-year-old former Countdown number cruncher is raising money for Marie Curie as a tribute to former Countdown host Richard Whiteley who died 10 years ago.