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24 Mar

Farewell To Super Vet Ed Whitlock

Ed Whitlock WR M85 marathon

The distance running fraternity is mourning the passing of the greatest ever veteran marathon runner. Just five months after setting a world age-85 best (3:56:38) at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon in October, Ed Whitlock succumbed to prostate cancer on 13 March at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto. Whitlock was born in London on March 6, 1931 and was a member of Ranelagh Harriers from 1948. 

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23 Mar

Pict Your Battle

Roman vs Pict

To celebrate World Heritage Day on 18 April, runners will re-enact history at the Antonine Wall, near Falkirk. The Roman vs Picts 5K, held in partnership with the Falkirk Community Trust as part of the nationwide Scotland in Six Celebrations, will see face-painted Picts chase helmet-wearing Romans around the grounds and forestry surrounding Callendar House.

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22 Mar

Three-Year-Old Set For EMF

Eagan and mum

One of the youngest ever Edinburgh Marathon Festival entrants, Eagan Duncan, is set to take on the Kids’ Kilometre on Saturday 27 May to raise funds for Team Macmillan. Three-year-old Eagan, from Edinburgh, loves being active, and his mum Cheryl saw the Kids’ Kilometre event as the perfect opportunity for him to combine having fun with raising money for a worthy cause.

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17 Mar

Glenlivet 10K Nominated For Running Award


There’s only three weeks to go until the award winning Glenlivet 10K returns to Glenlivet Distillery in the Cairngorms National Park. The event, held on Sunday 9 April, came third overall in last year’s UK Running Awards ‘Best 10K’ category, but organisers Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS) enjoy claiming to be the ‘best in Scotland’.

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15 Mar

Get A Grip With inov-8


Trail running brand inov-8 is offering the chance to scoop an all-expenses-paid trip to the Lake District – the home of inov-8 and UK trail running. The Get A Grip competition provides runners with the opportunity to win a five-day experience (30 June – 4 July 2017) that money can’t buy.

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