Following hot on the heels of the new Glasgow parkrun at Queen's Park comes details of the launch of a six race series which will take place across some of the south side's best loved parks. South by Five (the races are over the classic 5k distance) is the idea of ultra running enthusiast Alex Osborne.
Entries are set to open at noon on Friday (15 November) for Run Garioch, one of Scotland’s most popular running festivals. The event, based in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, attracts nearly 3500 runners of all ages and abilities across its six races.
Athens Marathon is self described as 'The Authentic'. It could equally be dubbed 'The Original' because the point-to-point course commemorates the legendary feat of Athenian herald Pheidippides, who ran from Marathon to Athens to deliver news of victory in the Battle of Marathon (490 BC) before expiring after uttering the immortal words: “Joy, we have won”.
Swansea-based race organisers Tough Runner UK have just announced details of their second Scottish event. Entries to Drumlanrig Trail 5K, 10K and Half Marathon (Sunday, 5 July 2020), will open online this Friday (15 November).
Last week runABC Scotland reported that runners and clubs across the country were being encouraged to get their entries in for the first British Athletics Cross Challenge in Stirling. Now we can confirm that Saturday 11 January will also see the popular Great Stirling Castle Run return to the running calendar.
After a 10K road race with Judy Murray as official starter and a thoroughly drenched Half Marathon last weekend, both runners and organisers are gearing up for the third and final event of the 2019 Auchterarder Running Festival – a brand new 10K trail race – this Saturday (9 November).