Scottish Running Guide News

14 Sep

Running No Longer A Punishment

Nicky Morgan

Former education secretary, Michael Gove, caused a furore in February by issuing guidance for teachers stating that 'extra physical activity such as running around a playing field' should be used as punishment in schools. Now his successor, Nicky Morgan has written a private letter to David Moorcroft, interim chair of the Run Group, stating that she's asked for this guidance to be removed.

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10 Sep

Back To The Future Of Running

For anyone interested in the fundamentals of natural running, Colin McPhail from Scotland’s only natural running centre, Footworks in Edinburgh, has made a video to introduce runners to training techniques which will help your body to obtain more elasticity. 'Back to the Future of Running' is said to be ‘taking a new look at an old idea’ and teaches you how to use your body as a spring.

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10 Sep

Balloch Set For Legacy Event

Balloch run

With the success of the 2014 Commonwealth Games and the great performances of Team GB at the European Championships, athletics has undoubtedly been in the spotlight recently. To celebrate this newfound enthusiasm, West Dunbartonshire Athletics Club has organised the Balloch Run’n’Park Half Marathon, 10-mile, 10K and 5K, and the 2014 Metre Family Legacy Walk, Jog or Run on Sunday 21 September in Balloch Country Park.

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8 Sep

Entries Open For 2015 Scottish Half

Gemma Gibbons and Freya Ross

The dust has barely settled on Saturday’s Scottish Half Marathon, but Olympic and Commonwealth judo medallist, Gemma Gibbons, and Olympic marathon runner, Freya Ross, are already urging runners to sign up for the 2015 event. Entries are now open for next year’s race on Saturday 19 September after the successful staging of the Scottish Half Marathon which saw just under 3,000 participants.

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8 Sep

Sport England Backs Great North Run To Find Another Million

the start at the Great North Run

No sooner had the millionth runner Tracey Crammond crossed the finish line then Great North Run race organisers were looking to attract one million new runners by 2020. The classic British running event is being funded to the tune of £400,000 by Sport England. The money supports the Great North Run Million Opening Ceremony and a year-long programme of events and activities to celebrate the millionth finish of the Bupa Great North Run, the success story of mass participation running, and the development of one million runners through sport, culture and participation.

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