News - Dutch Courage For Seven Hills

Dutch Seven Hills Runners

An unusual connection has developed between Dutch runners and a running event in Edinburgh. The Seven Hills of Edinburgh Race & Challenge, which takes place on Sunday (16 June), noticed an increasing amount of runners from the Netherlands were coming over for the event a few years ago. And in 2010, the connection became stronger with two organised groups - Zevenheuvelenloop Club from Nijmegen and Erasmus Universiteit from Rotterdam - taking part in the race.

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News - DRAM To Go Ahead

Dundee runnersDespite fears this year's race would be cancelled, organisers of the Dundee Running Adventure Marathon (DRAM) have announced that the event on Sunday 21 July will be going ahead. As in previous years the race will be held alongside the Half DRAM with both races starting and finishing in Camperdown Park.

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Runtalk - Starters Orders

Starting Line of a raceA few weeks ago, our regular contributor Chris Broadbent covered David Hellard's pursuit of leading London Marathon by the 400m point. Hellard, who is in the midst of attempting a six event challenge to raise funds for Street Child, managed to find himself top of the field - albeit temporarily - despite not starting level with the elite runners.

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Runtalk - Brooks Set For A Stunning Summer

Neil sporting his Brooks kitIt was during another burst of glorious weather last week that Reina Alston at Brooks Running called Running Guide Towers: "Please tell visitors to scottishrunningguide.com that a key component to enjoyable summer running is comfortable clothing. Here at Brooks we have a range of superb summer apparel and I'd like to highlight a few products that will keep runners cool and relaxed as the sun shines and the temperatures climb.

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Competition - Zoot Trainers Up For Grabs

Zoot Womens Tempo TrainerWe've teamed up with Zoot to give you the chance to win a either a pair of Zoot Banyan or Tempo trainers.

The Banyan was engineered to meet the demands of the athlete looking for the ultimate in comfort in a neutral training shoe, while the Women's Tempo Trainer is a stability running shoe with a low to the ground feel and smooth ride.

You only have 3 days left to enter, so get your entry in here!

Poll - What Is Your Crucial Piece Of Summer Running Kit

Wet MK RunnerSummer is well and truly here - no matter how short lived it may be! We'd like to find out what your essential piece of running kit is for the summer months?

So far, sunglasses take a clear lead with 25.8% of the vote. In second place, not far behind, are lightweight vests with 21.3% and in third place are water bottles with 20.2% of the vote.

Whatever it is that you can't run without during the summer let us know over on our polls page!

Race Listings

Notorious Race RunnerYou can find lots of events and results here on our race listings page and organisers can add their race's details to our event listings by signing up here.

It's Father's Day this Sunday and what better way to show your dad you love him than by taking part in a race? Around 3,000 men will do their old man proud at the Men's 10K in Glasgow. Further east, the aforementioned 7 Hills of Edinburgh Race & Challenge sees competitors manoeuvre their way across Auld Reekie in a race that encompasses road-running, cross-country, hill-running, and urban orienteering. Other notable events include the Dalbeattie Civic half marathon and 10K in Kirkcudbrightshire, and the Hoy half marathon in Orkney.

Good luck to everyone racing this weekend, and remember you can check our race listings for your results!

Current Issue - Summer Edition

SRG SummerThe 96-page summer issue of SCOTTISH RUNNING GUIDE is now available at all our usual outlets!

This issue features an exclusive interview with the man who founded the Spartan Races.

You can also read about a Dundonian route, summer race listing and and an in depth look at running in Edinburgh and the Lothians.

Make sure you get your copy and let us know what you think on Facebook!

 

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