15 Nov

South By 5 set to fly

South By Five logo

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.

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14 Nov

Athens Marathon: from laurel wreaths to 'magic' sunglasses

Athens Marathon 1896

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”.

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