28 February 2014

News - Murphy Aims For Marathon Double

Mel Young and Jim Murphy

The UK's shadow international development secretary, Jim Murphy, is to run both London and Edinburgh Marathon this year to help raise funds for the Homeless World Cup.

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News - Showtime For Chicago

Chicago Marathon Start LineEntries opened this week for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on 12 October. One of the six majors, the race attracts some of the greatest runners in the world, with participants from all 50 US states and more than 100 countries.

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Runtalk - Give A Little Bit

Race MarshalsI volunteered at my local cross country event in Devon the other week (writes Chris Broadbent). To be honest, it wasn’t a huge gesture. It was in my home town, walkable from my house.

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Poll -  What Distance Was Your First Race?

Downhill racersIn our poll this month we want to know what your first race distance was. Did you train hard and start off on a half marathon, or did you decide to see how you faired against others in a 5k first?

Finishing up today, we see that 10k is the most chosen distance with 45% of the vote. In second place come 5ks with 27%, and half marathons are in third with 18%.

Check out our new poll starting tomorrow our polls page

Competition - Spring Giveaway With CEP

CEP ClothingWe've teamed up with CEP, to offer you the chance to win 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!

Race Listing

Meadows Marathon 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.

After a relatively quiet few weeks, things kick into action this weekend with several high profile events taking place.  Meadows Marathon, Half Marathon and Fun Run will see hundreds of runners head to the Edinburgh Meadows for the student-run event. One for the girls, the Smokies 10 Mile Ladies Only Road Race returns to Arbroath. The first Lindsays Borders Marathon and Relay will be held in Kelso, and Stranraer Half Marathon and Junior Runs promises fun for all the family with nine different options available.

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

New Issue - Spring Edition

SRG Spring 2014 CoverThe new 96-page spring issue of SCOTTISH RUNNING GUIDE is now available at all our usual outlets!

Highlights include an interview with Andrew Lemoncello and a guide to tempo training, as well as our spring race listing and 3 month log book.

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

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