31 January 2014

News - Perth Man Gets Set For Mammoth Challenge

Steven BonthroneA Perth sports enthusiast is taking on one of the biggest physical challenges he's ever faced in memory of his father who died after a short battle with oesophageal cancer last year. Steven Bonthrone will be taking part in a number of sporting events in 2014, including the Paris and Loch Ness Marathons as well as the four races at Edinburgh Marathon Festival, to help raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

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News - Join The New Kids At Edinburgh Marathon

Princes Trust Edinburgh Marathon RunnersThe events team at the Princes Trust is looking ahead to a busy spring as they prepare for their first presence at Edinburgh Marathon Festival. Events manager Lucy Wright told scottishrunnningguide. com:  "Everyone at the Princes Trust is really excited about the new involvement with the big Edinburgh event.

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News - Rush Of Entries For Border Ultra

The Wall Ultra Marathon LogoNearly 1000 runners have signed up for the UK’s largest ultra-running event, with months yet to go until the summertime race. The Wall is a cross-country Ultramarathon journey through 69 miles of Hadrian’s Wall country between Carlisle Castle and Newcastle Gateshead Quayside.

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Runtalk - V Sign

40 MPH Speed Limit SignI am about to become a whole lot more familiar with the letter V (writes Chris Broadbent).

When at school it was a good sign. A red-inked ‘V’ preceding a ‘good’ in my exercise book was always a welcome sight. Later in life, ‘V’ has indicated something on the restaurant menu my wife would choose, whilst I plumped for the steak. Thus far, it’s fair to say V has been a fairly minor part of my life. But in the coming weeks, it is all set to take a much more significant role. And all because I am a runner...

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New Competition - Spring Giveaway With CEP

CEP ClothingFor our brand new competition we've teamed up with CEP, to offer you the chance to win some fantastic prizes! A terrific prize package that includes Ultralight Long Sleeve Shirt, 3/4 Run Tights, Run Socks 2.0 and Recovery Socks.

To see what's on offer, and to enter, check out our competition page here!

Poll - What Is Your Target For 2014

Helen Skelton It's January, the time of year when you're looking ahead to a new better YOU! So what's your running target for the year?

So far, running your first half marathon is first, with 20%. Running a PB at your best distance is second with 19% and staying injury free is in third with 14%.

Let us know what you think over on our polls page!


Race Listing

Forfar Half runnersYou can find lots of events and results on our race listings page and organisers can add their race details to our event listings by signing up here.

This weekend Lossie High School are recreating an elite European international event originally held in Lossiemouth last summer. And this time anyone can take part! Sunday’s Euromeeting 2013 Revisited gives recreational runners the chance to tackle the three courses and see how they get on. Sticking with orienteering, Sluie Orienteering in Banchory will see participants run through muddy, hilly terrain whilst navigating around a series of checkpoints on a highly detailed map.
Finally, an event that won’t require a map (hopefully). The Forfar Multi Terrain Half Marathon, as the name suggests, contains a varied mixture of surfaces from country park paths, tarmac, pavement, farm tracks, fields and bogs - and a water section which can be knee deep (and ice cold).

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

Current Issue - Winter Edition

SRG Winter 2013 CoverThe bumper 128-page winter issue of SCOTTISH RUNNING GUIDE is available at all our usual outlets!

Highlights are the 32-page Edinburgh Marathon Festival special, My Running Life with dragon slayer Donna Kerr-Foley, and a report on running in Vietnam.

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

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