31 May

On The Beach

views of Portobello Beach

The first weekend of June promises decent weather and races in great locations (and on appropriate terrain). The great locations include Benbecula Half Marathon on Saturday where organisers wax lyrically about their event: "The route takes you clockwise around Benbecula over a fairly open and undulating route. It leads through the flower rich machair grasslands, with the noisy oystercatcher, lapwing and redshank calling to their young to be alert as you pass by.

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30 May

Half Baked Race

Man carrying a sack of potatoes in a race

Are you tired of the usual 5k, 10k, half marathon format? Then Edinburgh-based Great Scottish Events is offering something different on Sunday 1 July at Silverknowes Promenade. It's a short distance race - just one mile - but there is a twist. Participants are expected to carry a bag of potatoes! 

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29 May

Katie Is The White Queen As Babcock Series Ends On A High At Glasgow Green

A happy runner blows a kiss at Shettleston 10K

Katie White completed the Babcock 10K treble when she added the Babcock Shettleston 10K at Glasgow Green on Sunday (27 May) to her previous series successes at Helenburgh and Dumbarton. The Garscube Harrier had set a course record in Helensburgh and then held off a resurgent Elspeth Curran (Kilbarchan) in Dumbarton.

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