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2 Sep

Drama In The Himalayas For Sichel

William SichelOrkney-based athlete William Sichel experienced an unexpectedly dramatic end to his attempt at scaling the world's highest ultra marathon - ‘The High’ - held in Ladakh, Kashmir. Despite completing 172 miles of the race and arriving at the final cut-off point, William was strongly advised by medics to stop and not to continue up the final 18,000 foot climb and down to the finish just 35 miles away.

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2 Sep

Marathon Champs Head To Highlands

Gierjatowicz and WettonScottish marathon champions, Patryk Gierjatowicz and Jenn Wetton, will head to the Highlands to take part in Loch Ness Marathon Festival on 27 September. The 2015 Festival will incorporate the Scottish men’s and women’s marathon championships for the fifth year in a row, offering a £1,500 prize for the first man and woman to complete the course with further cash prizes for the top five finishers. Places are still available for Scottishathletics members, members of affiliated UK running clubs, overseas runners, and through official charity Macmillan Cancer Support and other affiliate charities – but only until midnight on Monday 7 September.

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31 Aug

Final Call For Early Bird At Dash

Leeds Abbey DashOrganisers of the Age UK Leeds Abbey Dash have issued a final call for those taking to take advantage of the early bird entry, which is due to close at midnight this evening (Monday 31 August). 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. 

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28 Aug

Visually Impaired Runner Takes On Men’s 10K

Gus McLeodThe inaugural Edinburgh Men’s 10K will take place on 1 November and for one participant the race is part of an amazing transformation. Gus McLeod, from Lochend, began losing his sight at the age of 26, then, after losing three members of his family in quick succession, ballooned in weight to 19 stone as a result of comfort eating.

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