Seb Coe has hailed Jake Wightman’s Gold Coast 2018 bronze medal as a huge moment for the young Scot's burgeoning international career. And the 23-year-old has followed up his 1500m podium moment in Australia – where IAAF President Coe personally presented the medal – with the first Scottish record of his career.
One dad had an amazing Father's Day in Glasgow at yesterday Men's 10K. Richard Cooper was pleased with his own run coming home in 37:11 for 22nd place. However pride in his own performance turned to delight when he spoke to son Kieran after the race.
Although the Run For Life caravan rolls into Dundee and Falkirk, it's the fellas that take centre stage in Glasgow. After last weekend's Great Women's Run, the Men's 10K enjoys top billing on Sunday (17 June).
This Saturday (16 June) will see the welcome and colourful return of the Edinburgh Frontrunners’ Pride Run. Last year’s inaugural event made equality history by being the first-ever UK running event to recognise three gender categories under official race licensing – effectively acknowledging non-binary as a valid gender.
Thousands ran through the streets of Glasgow yesterday at the 2018 Great Women's 10K as the recent spell of hot weather continued. Cloud and a little breeze offered some comfort but the water station was well patronised and the mist station drew lots of praise on social media.
Rio 2016 Olympian, Callum Hawkins, now returning to full training after his Gold Cost 2018 marathon collapse, helped governing body scottishathletics present Garscube Harriers with the Lindsays Trophy for cross-country participation at three winter national championship events.
4,000 women will be watching the weather forecast anxiously over the next 48 hours as they look ahead to the 2018 Great Women's Run. What was in its heyday the 'Women's 10K' is now a more modest version of the great events of 15/20 years ago but it's still a big day on the running calendar as it allows women runners of all abilities to take centre stage.