Commonwealth Games hero Robbie Simpson was again mixing it in rarefied company as he continued his summer of mountain running at the third leg of the Golden Trail Series, the 31km Sierre-Zinal race in the Swiss Alps. Simpson finished in second place behind the peerless Kilian Jornet.
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Fans of undulating trails should head to Argyll and Bute next month as Helensburgh AAC’s From Hel’ N Back returns. The 12.5k trail race will be held on Saturday 22 September, starting from Hermitage Academy, Helensburgh.
Limited places in all events still remain for this Sunday's (12 August) Lanark Trail Festival. Entries close for the fourth edition of this popular event for all ages and abilities on Thursday (9 August).
A Fife ultrarunner taking on a spectacular challenge for charity last week received the best post race memento ever – a new baby. Chris Sim had just returned from his four-day, 200-mile journey from Milngavie to Fort William and back again on the West Highland Way – with a climb up Ben Nevis for good measure – when his wife Kerryann went into labour, weeks earlier than expected.
Fortunately for the 400 taking part in last weekend's Fort William Marathon the weather proved more forgiving than it had been in previous weeks. This Highland event is now established as one of Scotland's top summer races and despite a tough course gets great reviews and many returning runners who praise the great organisation and spectacular course.