eNews 9 January 2015

Runtalk - First Time First Run


It's that time of year when the ranks of runners swell. A US study estimated that 33% of people resolve to lose weight in the New Year, 15% by doing some form of physical exercise. As the most accessible of activities, running is the activity many turn to.

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Video Of The Week - Tortoise And The Hare

Tortoise and the Hare
Our video of the week is the classic Disney clip of the Tortoise and the Hare race. For anyone who's feeling a little sluggish this January, this should cheer you up. Watch the video here

News - Steel Going For Gold

Gemma SteelA champion line-up is set for the Great Edinburgh Cross Country this weekend. Crowds will be able to get behind Great Britain’s European cross country champion Gemma Steel.

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News - Scottish Half Filling Up

Claire ThomsonEntries are filling up quickly for the second Scottish Half Marathon on 19 September. The East Lothian event is expecting an increased field following the inaugural race in 2014.

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Product Review - All About That Base

Craft base layerFinding the right baselayer is crucial for winter training. Certain baselayers can be restrictive or leave you feeling sweaty. Craft's Be Active Performance Baselayer, which combines two hi-tech fibres into one functional baselayer, promises to keep you dry while allowing you to move freely.

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New Poll - Your Top Running Goal

Thumbs upThis month we're asking what your top running goal for 2015 is.

Are you aiming to run your first marathon? Complete your first 5k? Or do you simply to stay injury free?

Have your say on our polls page


Race Listing

FrostbiteYou 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.

The third event of the Frostbite Trail Race Series takes place on Saturday, starting and finishing at Falkland Cricket Club. The race is just over 5K, held on paths and trails in the beautiful surroundings of Falkland Estate. The two lap spectator-friendly course, covers multiple terrain, taking participants over a stream or two and through the 'fairy glen'.

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

Winter Edition Out Now

Winter edition SRGThe winter issue of SCOTTISH RUNNING GUIDE is now available from all our usual outlets!

It features an interview with Emmerdale star and marathon runner, Tony Audenshaw. We also speak to long-distance elite runner Susan Partridge to find out what us regular runners can learn from her approach to the sport. You can also enjoy all your favourites such as our Running Log and extensive Race Listing. Not only that – winter is a bumper 128 page edition with an Edinburgh Marathon Festival supplement inside – now is the perfect time to start planning for the big spring event!

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