Scottish Running Guide News

16 Apr

Good Times In Vietnam

Vietnam Mountain Marathon Roving reporter Terry Brennan headed to Vietnam to check out what’s happening in the country and on its running scene…

Runners looking for a holiday destination with a difference that allows them to combine their hobby with an exciting location need look no further than Vietnam. Those of a certain age have an in-built fascination for this exotic part of south-east Asia because night after night it was the backdrop to our childhood/youth as tv news reports covered the latest events from the war-torn country.

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2 Apr

Appy Days

Runner with SmartphoneWhen a fellow runner passes you, as well as giving a smile and a nod, they’ll often inadvertently treat you to a blast of music as it leaks out from their headphones.  So when the sound of ghoulish screaming emanated from one woman’s headphones as she sprinted past, I was taken aback.  After investigating I realised she hadn’t been listening to Florence and the Machine, but using the Smartphone application Zombies, Run!  Time, I thought, to delve further into the world of running apps...

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12 Mar

Can Running Join Festivals Frenzy?

Glastonbury revellers

You cannot help but notice the explosion of UK music festivals in the last ten years. The sight of welly-booted and well-refreshed young people looking muddy, but merry is a familiar sight of the British summertime. Glastonbury, Reading and Isle of Wight have set the blueprint which has been copied by other major event organisers and also by smaller scale themed affairs in towns throughout Britain. It is only relatively recently that sport has got in on the act. To some degree it has been successful, rugby and some extreme sports lend themselves well to the festival atmosphere.

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