GO! Festival Ayr is set to be one of the big Scottish running events of the year. In addition to what is being billed as 'Ayrshire's first mass participation half marathon event' the Saturday 7 September race card includes a 10K and the 'Men in Pants' 5K challenge.
Father's Day was celebrated in style on Sunday (16 June) in Glasgow at the Men's 10K where there was a bumper turnout (entries were up on last year) despite the rainy morning. Richard Carr stayed focused on the job and broke the tape on 33:27 ahead of last year's winner Kieran Cooper (33:53) and Tony Connelly (35:07).
To raise awareness of the Samaritans, the charity has launched a challenge for July and is encouraging us to run, jog or walk 26.2 miles over the course of the month. The 26.2 miles can be covered in one day, 10 or over 31 – the only requirement is that you fulfill the obligation of the entire distance.
A courageous schoolgirl who has been given the all clear from cancer celebrated her 13th birthday by leading the charge against the disease at Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life in Aberdeen yesterday (Sunday 9 June), one of many taking part across Scotland this summer.
As running continues to increase in popularity in Scotland (witness the development of parkrun with four new events in recent months, the continued influence of jogscotland and a burgeoning race calendar), a number of new clubs have been established. One recent arrival is Montrose Flyers.