Scottish Running Guide News

24 Apr

Jan The Man At Islay

Jan Thomsen

The weather was chilly and windy but a warm fire burned in the heart of 36-year-old Jan Thomsen as he outlasted 25-year-old Adam McLean of Scotland in Islay’s Single Malt Marathon on Sunday 13 April. The victory was the first marathon win for Thomsen and it came at the expense of a young runner’s admitted 'tactical error'.

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23 Apr

parkrun Attendances Soar

Temperatures and attendances soared at last weekend’s Scottish parkruns with  2716 people taking part in the country’s 12 events - a rise of 550 compared to the previous week, and the second highest turn out of the year. St Andrews parkrun broke its attendance record with 145 running the Craigtoun Country Park course, but it was Edinburgh that saw the biggest attendance of the day with a 582 participants - setting a new Scottish parkrun attendance record.

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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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