One of the fascinating features of parkrun's success - revolution might, perhaps, be a better term - is how one local event, at Bushy Park, has developed into a grand-scale, transcontinental phenomena. Here, we take a look at a few events that take place in the farthest reaches of the globe.
Great Britain once again topped the medals table at last weekend's European Cross Country Championships in Belgrade. Strong individual performances in the senior competition by Gemma Steel, who took silver, and bronze for both Andy Vernon, ensured the British team left the Serbian capital with overall victory. The result meant Scottish trio Callum Hawkins, Rhona Auckland and Steph Twell all secured gold medals.
Mark Allison, aka Run Georgie Run, has less than 700 miles and just over two weeks left of his 2,600-mile Benfield Australia Run from Perth to Sydney. Plagued by injury throughout the challenge, Mark has also recently been battling with the Australian weather and insatiable mosquitoes.
There is a big change of direction for next year's Bupa Great Edinburgh Run on 27 April. The feature spring event in the capital has morphed into a 10-mile race and the 10k has been dropped. It will be 'back to the future' with thousands of competitors heading to Edinburgh for a distance that was once a classic but has suffered in the 'metric' age. 27 April will also see the Bupa Junior & Mini Great Edinburgh Run.
The route for the inaugural Scottish Half Marathon has been revealed. The race, set for 6 September 2014, will start at Meadowmill Sports Centre and finish at Mussleburgh Racecourse.
Work has begun to transform the interior of Hampden Park into a world-class athletics arena for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. The famous turf is being lifted as the stadium is given a new look to gain the width and length required for an IAAF-approved athletics track.
Marathon Talk has once again sounded a rallying call to runners with their motivational log, Jantastic. The challenge, which pretty much negates any need for you to make a New Year's Resolution, is aimed at keeping training on track throughout January to March.
Despite regularly attracting thousands of entrants from around the globe with its landmark-laden course, the Paris-Versailles Grande Classique is something of an unknown quantity to most Scots. So why isn't the 16k race more popular with runners from Scotland?
An impressive 261 people took part in the first Perth parkrun on Saturday (30 November). Runners from as far as Yorkshire attended the event at North Inch and Riverside Parks.
The award winning lightweight insole - the 'Runpro' - has just got better with a recent major product update. The 'Runpro' from currexsole has been designed for runners and athletes looking to customise their shoes' performance and comfort whilst reducing the risk of injury.