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26 Aug

Killin Time

Killin 10KThe Killin 10K returns for its sixth year tomorrow (27 August) and will see a sellout field take part in the race. The event is held in the picturesque village of Killin, Perthshire.

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25 Aug

PDMS Partners With Garscube Harriers

Garscube HarriersGarscube Harriers have received a boost with the launch of a new sponsorship deal with software engineering company Professional Data Management Services Ltd. The club, which was founded in 1898, is home to 180 seniors and over 150 junior athletes who are coached by a team of 18 volunteers. The deal will allow the club to provide more opportunities for members of the local community to become involved.

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24 Aug

'Biggest Sports Day' A Turn-off For ITV

Katherine GraingerRunners across the country are preparing to take part in the nation’s biggest sports day on Saturday (27 August), which will see ITV go off air for the first time in three decades to encourage people to be more active. The TV company will switch off all seven of its channels from 9:30am for one hour with the message “We’ve gone running – why don’t you join us?”

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23 Aug

Perfect 10 In Paisley

Paisley 10KThe Rio Trio of Callum and Derek Hawkins, and Tsegai Tewelde may not have been competing, but there was still plenty to cheer about at Sunday’s (21 August) Paisley 10K. Over 1500 runners set off in glorious sunshine, heading to the west of Paisley after a loop around the historic town centre.

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22 Aug

Cheruiyot Outwits Ayana For Gold

Vivian Cheruiyot When Almaz Ayana established what seemed like a controlling lead after four laps of the women's 5,000m, the pre-race favourite was heading for a memorable Olympic double on the back of her incredible performance in the 10,000m. However with fatigue setting in at the closing stages, Vivian Cheruiyot was able to apply a late surge and wrestled gold from Ayana's grasp.

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19 Aug

Kipchoge Is The One To Watch In Rio

Eliud Kipchoge Sunday’s marathon will come to a close at the Sambadrome Marquês de Sapucaí, a venue that was built as a permanent parade ground to take in the sights, sounds and delights of the Rio Carnival. Marathon viewers will be hopeful that the race will live up to the excitement of the carnival (even if a WR looks unlikely) with a number of runners in contention, and considerable interest in the prospects, and future potential of, Team GB. 

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18 Aug

Let’s Coll It A Day

CollThose heading to the Hebridean Isle of Coll for tomorrow’s (20 August) Coll Half Marathon will be able to do so just for a day. For the first time, an evening ferry is scheduled to take people back to Oban if they’re unable to stay on the island overnight.

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