Scottish Running Guide News

27 Jul

Aussie Marathon Joy in Glasgow

Mike Shelley, Commonwealth marathon winner 2014

There was Australian joy in both the men and women's marathon today (Sunday 27 July) in Glasgow at the Commonwealth Games.  Mike Shelley went one better than his Delhi silver medal in 2010 storming to a decisive victory in a PB of 2:11:15 while compatriot Jess Trengove finished third in the women's race behind the Kenyan one-two of Flomena Cheyech Daniel and Caroline Kilel.

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25 Jul

Your View Of The Glasgow Marathon

The People's Palace at Glasgow GreenWith the news that Mo Farah will no longer be competing in the 5,000 and 10,000m, the legions of distance runners following the Commonwealth Games can take solace in the spectacle of this Sunday’s (27 July) marathon. The route, which will start and finish in Glasgow Green, has been designed to allow spectators a number of ideal vantage points to view the race.

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24 Jul

Commonwealth Names

With Scottie dogs stealing the show at last night’s Commonwealth Games opening ceremony, it’s fitting that another set of dogs have been named after Team Scotland athletes. Dogs Trust Glasgow is getting behind team Scotland by naming 11 Lurcher puppies after the athletes to help them win loving homes.

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23 Jul

Leg-A-See Looking For Leaders

Veggie Runner Jayne prepares for Leg-A-See Run

Last week we told you about Leg-a-See Run - a 7k adventure that explores the legacy of the Commonwealth Games. Now we're asking if any experienced jog leaders would like to part of the team who are organising and leading the run as the Leg-a-See team is looking to recruit two enthusiasts. The inaugural Leg-A-See Run will take place on 2 August, starting at The Lighthouse, Mitchell Lane, Glasgow.

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23 Jul

Sharp Eyes Games Success

Lynsey Sharp

European 800m champion, Lynsey Sharp, recorded a confidence-boosting victory at the 32nd Madrid Grand Prix International on Saturday (19 July) ahead of the Commonwealth Games. Lynsey who came fifth at the Sainsbury's Grand Prix event at Hampden on 12 July finished in 1:59:72 in at the World Challenge Meeting in Madrid.

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22 Jul

Have A Ball In Berlin

Berlin Marathon

Berlin has been in the spotlight recently with the German men's football team parading their World Cup trophy around the capital's streets. And on 28 September, around 40,000 runners will get to follow in their footsteps (well, sort of) by taking part in the 41st Berlin Marathon. Travel packages are still available from Sports Tours International but those wishing to take part are advised to enter soon to avoid disappointment.

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