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20 Jan

Making Plans For Nigel

Nigel BargeOne of Scotland’s oldest races, the Nigel Barge Memorial 10K, returns on Sunday (22 January). The race, first held in 1943, is organised by one of Glasgow’s oldest athletics clubs, Maryhill Harriers, and commemorates Nigel Barge who was killed in Dunkirk during World War II.

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19 Jan

Hollins Enters Dreamland With Spine Victory

Tom Hollins

The 2017 edition of the Montane Spine Race has turned into one of the most enthralling to date with Tom Hollins, winner of last year’s Spine Challenger making a resounding step-up to claim victory. Hollins (pictured) gained an unassailable lead after passing Pavel Paloncý and Eugeni Roselló at the final checkpoint; the previous champions were asleep, unaware the British runner was about to make a decisive and title-winning move.

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18 Jan

Young Scot Launches Sporting Heroes Search

Gordon ReidYoung Scot has officially launched the search for Scotland’s most inspiring young people as nominations open for the Sport category, sponsored by sportscotland, at the Young Scot Awards 2017. Young Scot is calling on people across the country to help find Scotland’s young heroes and nominate young people who have gone above and beyond in the sporting community to inspire others.

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14 Jan

Runners Ready To Break The Spine

runner on rhe Spine course

The notoriously challenging Montane Spine Race returns today (Saturday 14 January) with runners setting out to traverse the entirety of the Pennine Way, widely recognised as one of the most demanding national trails in Britain. Conditions for the 260 competitors are likely to be extremely tough; they are likely to encounter deep snow, ice, gale force winds and rain.

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13 Jan

Big Fun Runs Return

BFRAfter the success of the Big Fun Run Series last year, the 5k events are set to return in 2017. Taking place from July to October and set in some of the most scenic parks throughout the UK, the runs are aimed at all members of the family, with free entry for children under five.

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11 Jan

Record Turnouts At parkrun

Edinburgh parkrunThe start of the year has seen a huge increase in the number of people taking part in parkruns, with six events in Scotland experiencing record attendances last Saturday (7 January). An impressive 658 took part in Edinburgh parkrun, setting a new Scottish attendance record and making it the fourth best-attended parkrun in the UK.

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11 Jan

Salomon Seeks To Unearth Ultra Stars

Ultra runner in Highland Scotland

The rise of ultra running across the UK has been apparent in both increasing participation in distance running in general and the prevalence of 26.2 plus mile events (a quick glance at our race listings page shows there's at least one a month). As such, Salomon is launching academies to unearth any ultra stars in the making and assist in their development.

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