In January of this year, runABC Scotland revealed plans for the launch of Scotland’s first 261 Fearless Group, headed by Carol Pelham Wilson. Five months on, and with a mix of annual and pay-as-you-go members, 261 Fearless Inverurie is going from strength to strength.
Runners in Aberdeen City and Shire looking for a mid-week race have had a difficult decision to make this week with two of the region’s most popular summer club-run events being held tonight (Tuesday 5 June).
When the organisers of Alloa Half Marathon look back on 2018 they will remember it as the year when the vagaries of the Scottish weather dominated their plans. Despite the hugely unpredictable nature of that weather, organisers received general praise for yesterday's rescheduled race.
Next Thursday (7 June) sees the launch of a new trail series at Mugdock Country Park, Milngavie near Glasgow. The 3-race programme gets off to a modest start with a 7k event next week followed by a 12k run on 14 June. The series concludes with a testing 15k race on Thursday 21 June, the summer solstice.
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.
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!
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.
Edinburgh Marathon Festival provided a sunny weekend for the 30,000 plus entrants who took part in a nine race programme across two days. The event attracted runners from across the UK and from around the world and saw international successes in the senior races.