Tayside and Angus

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Since covering the region in 2010, running in the area has continued to flourish with several new events - such as Highland Perthshire marathon and half marathon - being introduced as well as the arrival of parkrun in Dundee last year.

Home to some of Scotland's most beautiful scenery - the countryside provides excellent running terrain for popular races; and cities Dundee and Perth have a wealth of facilities, services and specialist retailers. Stores in Dundee have started organising their own events. Run-4-It, managed by Kristine Shand, held its Twilight Autumn Series this year, and Sweatshop, with Lorna Black at the helm, organises a 5K event every week.

Facilities such as the George Duncan Athletics Arena in Perth continue to serve local runners and running clubs. One club who regularly use the arena is the Perth Road Runners who also stage the popular Heaven and Hell half marathon and Brig Bash 5. We speak to club chair Kenneth Stewart about the club's history and their plans for the future.

As well as a strong club scene, jogscotland has a big presence in Angus and Tayside. Elaine Scott, a jogscotland leader in Carnoustie tells us about her group. Woman are well-catered for in the region with the Smokies 10 race organised by Arbroath Footers and the Tayside Running Sisters 5K in Monikie offering great events.

Further north, those who like a challenge will be keen to take on Glen Clova marathon. One of the toughest races in the region, the undulating course is hard on the legs, but the spectacular scenery is easy on the eye. Runners are rewarded afterwards with homemade stovies at the post-race ceilidh held by race organisers Forfar Road Runners...


The best way to improve your running - join one of Angus or Tayside's active running clubs.


Where can you find local physiotherapy, sports massage & other services for runners.


A friendly introduction to running with other people.


The sports centres and health & fitness clubs.