Scottish Running Guide News
Thousands of runners braved a chilly drizzle to take on Inverurie’s Run Garioch last Sunday (22 March). Aberdeen FC star Barry Robson, Olympic swimmer Hannah Miley, and Marc Souter and Greg Mitchell from Inverurie Locos FC all took time out of their busy schedules to encourage young runners taking part in the three-event CP&Co. Junior Run.
A running doll has become the must-have accessory for aspiring children runners. 'Runner Girl' Ella is part of a range of sport-themed dolls developed by Jodi Norgaard, founder of Dream Big Toy Company.
The ‘happiest 5k on the planet’, will be coming to Scotland for the first time this year as The Color Run takes its colour party to Glasgow’s Emirates Arena on 21 June. 2014 saw more than 85,000 Color Runners get into the spirit of The Color Run events across the UK.
Over 1100 competitors were treated to glorious sunshine at Cartmel Racecourse for the opener of the Lakeland Trail series. Saturday’s event saw two Lakeland girls steal the limelight, with Christina Wiejak winning the morning’s 10k Cartmel Trail Run in a new course record, while Annie Conway smashed the ladies course record in the afternoon’s 18k race.
The Men's 10K returns this year with events being held in both Glasgow and Edinburgh for the first time. Entries open on Thursday (26 March), with the Glasgow event taking place on 21 June and the Edinburgh race on 1 November.
Lord of the Rings star, Sean Astin, is preparing to take part in this year's Boston Marathon. He will be running the Boston event as part of Team MR8 - formed in honour of eight-year-old Martin Richard who was killed in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.
The International Association of Athletics Foundation (IAAF) has reacted to the cases of both Liliya Shobukhova and Rita Jeptoo by implementing out-of-competition testing for performance-enhancing drugs. Such is the IAAF’s determination in revising the laws, elite athletes could be subject to the testing as early as this summer.
The mountain running community is abuzz with excitement with news of the inaugural Glen Coe Skyline on 22 August. The event is said to be to be Scotland’s first ‘Skyrunning’ event, combining mountain running and alpinism (mountain climbing).