Scottish Running Guide News

18 Aug

100m Record At 99

A 99-year-old woman from New York has set a 100-metre sprint American record for the 95-99 age category at the Gay Games in Cleveland, Ohio. Ida Keeling, who is a great-great-grandmother, finished the race in 59.8 seconds – just shy of Usain Bolt’s world record of 9.58 seconds

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14 Aug

Farah Fights Back

Mo Farah taking first place, with Andy Vernon following. When Mo Farah reflects on what is already a distinguished career in distance running, he may consider his victory at last night’s European Championships as one of the most important, if not convincing. Plagued by injury and receiving much criticism after his withdrawal from the Commonwealths, Farah’s 2014 campaign has lacked momentum, while his public profile has been somewhat tarnished since the dizzying heights of becoming a double Olympic gold medallist.

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14 Aug

Seven Heaven For Reid At Helensburgh

The damp weather may not have matched the title of the event, but the inaugural Babcock Helensburgh Summer 7 proved a  great success with competitors last Sunday (10 August). Despite heavy rain and less than summery temperatures, an impressive number of runners turned out for the new event, organised by Helensburgh AAC, which replaced Helensburgh Half Marathon this year.

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13 Aug

Golden At 40

Jo PaveyPerhaps the most inspiring aspect of Jo Pavey’s victory over 10,000m at the European Championships was the manner in which she focused on the closing 200m of the race: not once did she nervously check the progress of second-placed Clémence Calvin. She was chasing gold of course, and by that time was assured to win it, but the final stretch became more about her performance, her commitment to the sport and finishing a race with nothing left to give. 

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13 Aug

Liz Lends A Hand At Tollcross parkrun

Liz McColgan at Tollcross start

Following on from England's Commonwealth Games marathon runner Steve Way taking part in Tollcross parkrun on 3 August, two-time Commonwealth Games gold medalist Liz McColgan volunteered at the Glasgow event last weekend (9 August). Liz gave her time by stewarding the run, timing the participants and starting the free 5k event as part of the Join In Summer Relay.

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