4 July 2014

News - Farah Relishing Glasgow Return

Mo Farah

Farah will return to Glasgow on Saturday 12 July to compete over two miles at the Sainsbury’s Grand Prix at Hampden Park. The 31-year-old, who set a 1500m stadium record at the Kelvin Hall last time he was in the city, says he’s looking forward to competing in the event and is also relishing the prospect of running at the Commonwealth Games.

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News - Scottish Gas 10K and 5K Cancelled

Scottish Gas 10K

This year’s Scottish Gas Edinburgh 10K and 5K has been cancelled, organisers have announced. In a statement issued via Edinburgh AC’s website, the race committee said a number of factors contributed to the decision.

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Runtalk - Having Eyes For You

Hazel McFarlaneFor the sighted runner, the idea of running – much less racing – with a significant or total loss of vision is hard to grasp. We count on our eyesight to get us across the street safely, focus on the finish line and draw inspiration from the world around us. But for Hazel McFarlane, ultrarunner and president of Troon Tortoises, losing her sight completely was actually a bit of a relief.

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Poll - Holiday Running

Kids runningThis month we're asking how we can interest more people in running.

More junior races at big events? Further investment in schools? A major PR campaign highlighting health benefits?

Let us know what you think on our polls page

Race Listing

Arran HalfYou 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.

Island running takes centre stage this weekend with the Isle of Arran and Harris Half Marathons both being held. The Harris Half gives participants spectacular views of some of the world's most beautiful sandy beaches, starting at Borve Lodge and running along the coastline. The isle of Arran Half features an undulating course, going along the public roads on the west coast of the island. Back on the mainland there's Stonehaven Half Marathon which also includes a team relay and 1K Fun Run.

Strathclyde parkrun is cancelled until 9 August due to parking being restricted during the Commonwealth Games.

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

Current Issue - Summer Edition

SRG Summer 2014 CoverThe 96-page summer issue of SCOTTISH RUNNING GUIDE is available at all our usual outlets!

Highlights include an interview with brothers and Commonwealth Games hopefuls Callum and Derek Hawkins, and Arctic adventurer Shona Thomson discussing being the first Scottish woman to run a marathon on every continent. There is also our summer 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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